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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12139–54 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.121003
Published: 01 March 2019
...Guillem Farrés-Fernández The interest of the Lebanese elites who launched the security sector reform (SSR) process was in to regain control and influence over the security sector more than to create independent institutions respectful of human rights. At a time of deep social and political crisis...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 9149–67 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1118913
Published: 01 January 2016
...Basma Mubarak Said Oman is currently experiencing a social and political crisis emanating from issues created by the declining health of Sultan Qaboos, as well as fundamental problems with the nature of the state's regime. Oman is a country renowned for its progressive and modern outlook, but in...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13146–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.46
Published: 01 March 2020
..., was never completed. The antagonistic forces within Libyan society, which were kept in check for over sixty years under the Sanusi monarchy and under Qaddafi, have sharpened since 2011 and have contributed to the current political crisis” ( Mattes 2014 , n.p.). The uprising was launched mainly away...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 711–21 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.881006
Published: 01 January 2014
...-political and economic analysis and synthesis and will facilitate the convergence of conflicting views on a solution. This article is intended to provide a systemic framework for the Syrian Crisis that can be extended to other Arab experiences. Syrians have split into three main categories vis-à-vis the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13169–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.69
Published: 01 March 2020
... Algerian politicians attempted to use to manage relations between the two countries and obtain some benefits by invoking the past in speeches at a local level, and to overcome that past in building relations with France. As a security crisis and economic decline hit Algeria, it became apparent that the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-219–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.00001B
Published: 01 March 2018
...Khalid Shibib As a humanitarian worker who was professionally involved for decades in crisis- and war-shaken countries, the author strove to understand the political, socioeconomic, and cultural factors contributing to conflicts. This contextualization, with a focus on Arab countries, confirmed...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-263–89 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000005
Published: 01 March 2018
... communication according to Habermas’s approach. In addition to the structure of Arab political space, the crisis arises from the interlocutors themselves, whose attempts at dialogue have failed for reasons of self-interest related to their rejection of and contempt for one another and the impossibility of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 74544–564 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.948312
Published: 01 October 2014
...Federico Battera This article argues that differences in Arab authoritarian regimes were mainly linked to the relationship between the state, the political party in power and the military. By exploring such differences in Tunisia, Egypt and Syria prior to the 2011 crisis, they are explained in the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 94523–535 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1241531
Published: 01 October 2016
... with sufficient opportunities by granting them the right to participate in political, economic, social and cultural life in addition to rendering the private life and private affairs of individuals inviolable. Arab regimes' commitment to democracy is tenuous and in the main, these regimes preserve...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 8165–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.976404
Published: 01 January 2015
... States during the Egyptian crisis. Domestic factors, particularly the internally divided US political elite and a foreign policy team with different views, played a crucial intervening role in defining the features of US foreign policy. It was domestic politics that made the Obama administration...
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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
.... Lebanon fell back into political crisis after the year 2000. The failure of the Hariri governments was accentuated by the explosive regional situation and by the domestic crisis in Lebanon which was dormant for several years after 1990. When Syria stood against the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, it fell...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 131128–138 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.128
Published: 01 March 2020
... protests and large demonstrations taking place in the area, this book highlights the importance of promoting gender studies with the aim of dealing with women’s resistance to prejudicial laws against feminist activism in the Arab world. Ibrahim Hajjaj, Theater and Politics: The Implications of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13123–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.23
Published: 01 March 2020
... sovereignty. Furthermore, owing to the fluidity and porous nature of some borders, especially in a time of conflict and the refugee crisis which arise from those conflicts, borders have transformed into conflict zones that are being contested within national and regional politics. It could be said that in the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 131105–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.105
Published: 01 March 2020
... development of the scope of cooperation between the European Union and the southwestern Mediterranean countries through several political, economic, social, and cultural fields. Yet, the sphere of security is set at the top of its priorities. It is based on the principles of human rights, democracy, and the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12437–60 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.37
Published: 01 December 2019
... indicate that Sinai youth are suffering from an identity crisis and social alienation within their homeland, which is in essence a political crisis that may engender violence and extremism among Sinai youth and devolve into a clash between identities rather than harmonization and assimilation among them...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1243–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.3
Published: 01 December 2019
... marginalized groups to preserve their cultural entity; to defend their interests and preserve their influence and power in society. Indeed, the establishment of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) across its seven sheikhdoms—formerly called the Emirates of Trucial States—represented a new political identity and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 124165–172 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.165
Published: 01 December 2019
... on Libya and its history. He lived in Libya between 1952 and 1973, and was avidly interested in political, intellectual, and religious reform in that country. This book includes six chapters on Libya and its history. Chapter 1 is concerned with the geography and history of Tripoli between 1882...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12417–36 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.17
Published: 01 December 2019
... process from behind the scenes. Moreover, in times of crisis or when core interests are threatened, the military is likely to grab the reins of power and take direct control of political decision‐making. Indeed, in relative terms it can be argued that the MENA remains the region where armed forces...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12461–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.61
Published: 01 December 2019
... Conflict and Transformation .” Amran for Social and Human Sciences Year 5 ( 19 ). Zinedine , Al-Habib Astati . 2018 . “ Protest Dynamics and the Crisis of Political and Trade Union Mediation: The Street as an Alternative to Institutions .” Al Mustaqbal Al Arabi Year 41 ( 474 ): 70 – 86...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 124104–120 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.104
Published: 01 December 2019
... philosophy of human nature, or a platform for political action. Instead it is a program of serious study of society. It does not intend to offer advice as to the substance of decisions the actors of history ought to take. ( Bauman 1991 , 149–50) Rather, critical theory is a permanent questioning of the...