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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-243–62 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000004
Published: 01 March 2018
...Wisam Kh. Abdul-Jabbar This study explores Habermas’s work in terms of the relevance of his theory of the public sphere to the politics and poetics of the Arab oral tradition and its pedagogical practices. In what ways and forms does Arab heritage inform a public sphere of resistance or dissent...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12483–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.83
Published: 01 December 2019
... evaluation of the opposition groups shows the extent to which the regime—in order to appear that it was opening the public sphere to the opposition—had channels of communication with the Muslim Brotherhood. The paper also shows the system’s relations with other groups, such as “Kifaya” and “April 6”; it then...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 11483–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.114005
Published: 04 December 2018
... straightforwardly made their way into the institution, content and curricular ones have faced more difficulty. These changes reveal plenty about both Islamic education and Shia Islam in Lebanon’s public sphere. Additionally, the article raises questions and insights regarding decolonial theory, Lebanon’s future...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 1133–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.113001
Published: 03 September 2018
...Hiba Khodr In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the long and checkered relationship between Islam and the West entered a new phase. The sense of suspicion and denouncement that swept through the public sphere of many European countries and the United States was accompanied by major changes...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2009; 24587–601 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550910903244976
Published: 01 October 2009
...Madawi Al-Rasheed In the post-9/11 period, the Saudi state faced mounting pressure to appropriate the rhetoric of reform and introduce a series of reformist measures and promises, although none posed a serious challenge to the rule of the Āl Saʿūd. This involved the opening of the public sphere to...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2012; 53382–397 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2012.696785
Published: 01 July 2012
... the two trends is opening up a new conceptual sphere and public space for the emergence of a new Arabism. Such development is also supported by the role of mass media and the thoughtful intellectual contributions that have been advancing a new Arab paradigm which further refutes the ‘End of Arabism...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2011; 44431–444 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.630884
Published: 01 October 2011
... historically employed. Syria at large, and especially the youth, has come to experience the wider virtual public space afforded by the internet and its social media websites, and they are eager to transfer the freedoms of cyberspace to the real political sphere. Kilo also asserts that there is a grave danger...
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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. 2020; 13186–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.86
Published: 01 March 2020
... to socialize its participants into the new and evolving framework that is to be established” around the project ( Backer 2017 , 11). It might foster divergences from current global hard and soft norms on intellectual property rights, private–public relations in business, or anti-corruption rules...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 124156–164 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.156
Published: 01 December 2019
... of a traditional character, via the use of approaches and methodologies adopted in the humanities. Key highlights of the symposium included the contributions of participants to the following debates: the influence of religion in the public sphere; the limits of its influence and the interactions...
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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
... becoming a hub for dissident Ikhwan leaders from Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and North Africa, and the wide use of social media, local newspapers, local and Arab journalists and intellectuals strengthening the role of the religious institutions in the public sphere, amplifying the Sunni identity vis-à-vis the Shia...
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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
... culture in the public sphere ( Maghraoui 2011 , 684). Similarly, the opposition parties, especially the UNFP, had actively resisted the attempt of the king to extend his centrally controlled rule further and weaken the power of parliament, during the referendum for the adoption of either the 1970...
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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
... contracting professors, etc.), and the protests signaled the rise of new generations, with different references, thus motivating women to attend public space ( Al-Walid 2017 ). This presence was expected and required due to the weakness of the traditional political and trade union organizations, as well...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 124121–140 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.121
Published: 01 December 2019
... some of his other publications; rather, in this book Stoddard made a general survey of the Arab and Muslim past and present. That is why it was hard for the two Arabs who translated and reviewed it to understand the then position of Stoddard in American racist thinking and why they did not put the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1233–20 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123001
Published: 03 September 2019
... their impact on the public sphere. This hypothesis has been tested empirically in many cases in sociological studies, in what has come to be known today, controversially, as “integration and moderation vs. exclusion and extremism,” and it has been shown to have considerable potential ( Imad 2013 , 118...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12341–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123003
Published: 03 September 2019
...-employment, unemployment, difficult access to the labour market, income inequalities and wide regional gaps were the main features.” Therefore, the framing of policies by Bin Ali to boost the economy and the fixing of various multi-billion dollar public projects in reality contributed largely to...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12365–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123004
Published: 03 September 2019
... (22). This latter hypothesis is the most applicable to the Mauritanian political experiment. Personification of power means the absolute linkage between the ruler’s personality and the state which combines both the public and the private spheres. This notion was encapsulated in a famous...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12383–98 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123005
Published: 03 September 2019
... that falls within the sphere of the people, 2 and employed in such a way as to control political decision-making on the grounds that the state is solely a matter of the affairs of the people. However, the people cannot speak or manage their affairs except through their representatives, 3 whose...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12321–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123002
Published: 03 September 2019
... is a kind of domestic interests-motivated policy, which aims to present him as a leader of the Ottoman world and a modern leader of the Islamic world. It was important for him to save face: He could not look weak and could not yield to Russia in the eyes of domestic public opinion. He considered...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12253–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122003
Published: 02 June 2019
... . “ Takfeer Made by the Religious Institution. ” An-Nahar September 2. Accessed December 23, 2017. http://newspaper.annahar.com/article/172656-التنين-التكفيري-صنعته-المؤسسة-الدينية . Hatina, Meir . 2010 . “Ulama,” Politics, and the Public Sphere: An Egyptian Perspective . Salt Lake City...