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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 1313–22 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.3
Published: 01 March 2020
... close to the beaches. This required displacing Shi’a Muslim refugees, who were supporters of Nabih Birri, leader of the Amal movement. The Shi’a interpreted this plan as a ploy by the Maronite Christian president and the Sunni Muslim contractor to attack their community, and the project stopped...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1223–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122001
Published: 02 June 2019
... nature of the Western imperial project; and second, the nature of its relationship with the Zionist project in the land of Palestine. The economic history of our Arab homeland in recent decades alone can repeal and significantly revoke all the common and accepted assumptions of the neoliberal economy...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12225–52 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122002
Published: 02 June 2019
... 10 Arab and Muslim Countries , edited by B. Gunter and R. Dickinson , 153 – 72 . New York : Bloomsbury . Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) . 2011 . Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry . Accessed 8 April 2011. www.bici.org.bh/BICIreportEN.pdf...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 122105–138 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122005
Published: 02 June 2019
... in the planning systems itself and its allowances. This brief paper describes, analyzes, and critiques urban planning policies that constitute a trap and an indictment mechanism impeding the issuance of a building permit and land titles. The planning trap is part of a sophisticated complex matrix of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 114135–158 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.114007
Published: 04 December 2018
... exploration, in an attempt to understand the nature and structure of Muslim societies, Huntington chose the easiest (positivist) path to do that. Simply, he labeled and dehumanized all opposition to the interests of the American ruling elites, as terrorists, underdeveloped, and violent. In his article “The...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 11483–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.114005
Published: 04 December 2018
... itself as an advocacy for the erasure of indigenous (here, Muslim and Shia) forms of knowledge in favor of those of the West and its modernity (here, the social sciences). This project is based on a dual claim. The first is that the social sciences are not exclusively a Western endeavour, as hard as...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-27–17 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000002
Published: 01 March 2018
... understand the rise of Islamism without understanding the global resurgence in religious identity and the failure of secularization theory that predicted the retreat of religion across the Western world? Can we understand why Muslim women started to veil without understanding why at the same time middle...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-2319–332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000020
Published: 01 March 2018
... versus Engagement .” The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs 52 ( 2 ): 89 – 101 . Berman, Russell A. , and Arno Tausch . 2017 . “ Support for Terrorism in Muslim Majority Countries and Implications for Immigration Policies in the West .” Strategic Assessment 20...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-219–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.00001B
Published: 01 March 2018
..., Waʿilʿ Ali . 2016 . “Fatāwā ʾHasan al-Turabi: Presentation and Critique.” Ida2at , March 21. Retrieved on September 3, 2017. http://ida2at.com/fataawa-al-turabi-view-and-critique-12/ . Osama, Athar , and Guessoum Nidhal . 2016 . “Is This the Dark Age of the Muslim World?” Dawn . Updated...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-263–89 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000005
Published: 01 March 2018
...? Does this not mean that these texts are not “abrogated” and that Muslims have the right to consider them as references to be adopted in their behavior? What is the clear and explicit position regarding the texts used to justify terrorism and causing harm to people and their interests? Why does a Muslim...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-2139–165 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000009
Published: 01 March 2018
... parties (Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Action Front Party) • National parties (Nasiriyah and Baathist) • Secular parties (Leftist and Liberal) 1. The controversy of identity and citizenship 2. The controversy of loyalty and belonging 1. The institution of royal governance: it...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-243–62 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000004
Published: 01 March 2018
... . Multicultural Voices: Arab-American and Muslim Writers . New York : Chelsea House Publications . Levy, G . 2014 . “ Contested Citizenship of the Arab Spring and Beyond .” In Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies , edited by E. F. Isin and P. Nyers , 23 – 38 . London : Routledge...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 10193–117 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1279384
Published: 01 January 2017
... Egyptian society, most especially they were seen as wanting to regulate people s personal life strictly according to conservative norms. Feminists viewed them as reactionary defenders of patri- archy, Coptic Christians saw them as representatives of Muslim supremacy, and an intense dislike bordering on...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 101141–147 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1282660
Published: 01 January 2017
... and reconciling the two concepts as connoting essentially the same thing. In addition to these, the Movement for the Sake of the [Muslim] Nation (ummah) (al-harakah min ajal al- ummah) came to prominence on the basis of its adherence to the dual principles of represen- tation under a representative...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 94629–637 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1244996
Published: 01 October 2016
.... Mansbach, Richard W. and Kirsten L. Taylor, eds. 2016. Challenges for America in the Middle East. Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press. 360 pp. Oualaalou, David S. 2016. The Ambiguous Foreign Policy of the United States toward the Muslim World: More than a Handshake. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 200 pp. © 2016 The...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 94596–606 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1238110
Published: 01 October 2016
...Paul Aarts; Carolien Roelants The Saudi leadership feels threatened, first of all by Shi'ite Iran, but also by the extremist Islamic State (IS), the Muslim Brotherhood and even liberal intellectuals. Low oil prices cause growing deficits, while youth unemployment remains huge. Is the House of Saud...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 93428–444 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1191786
Published: 01 July 2016
... members are in conflict with their societies because they feel isolated by Western values and lifestyle spreading in the Arab and Muslim worlds. The Moroccan scholar El-Mandjara (1999, 13) summarizes perfectly the situation in the Arab world: 434 H. MATAR The Minister of culture in the majority of Arab...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 93464–469 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1201940
Published: 01 July 2016
... current calamity. The book comprises four chapters. Chapter 1 traces the early onset of the author s political awareness startingwith themonarchy, the 14 July 1958 Revolution, the establishment of the Sover- eign Council , his relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, his duties as imam in Baghdad and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 92237–251 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1151611
Published: 01 April 2016
... failed modernization process and to the hegemony of the Western way of life and thinking on Muslim societies. They resented this cultural aggression that was endorsed and forced on them after independence by secular authoritarian Arab nationalist regimes. This has become a story-telling and a canonic...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 91126–131 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1118228
Published: 01 January 2016
... current crisis in Syria, Yemen, Libya, Iraq and Egypt are but vivid examples of failed policies by leading powers expecting to reengineer Arab societies. One of the contentions of the book is the impact of Ash arism, a theological school that has been prevalent in the Muslim world since the late 11th...