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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12365–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123004
Published: 03 September 2019
... of power, the separation of powers, the rule of law, and the independence of the judiciary. All these contradictions on which the Mauritanian national state was built made it volatile, vulnerable, and prone to erupt at any given time. The gap between the state and society only deepened, with...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 11347–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.113003
Published: 03 September 2018
...Ben Ahmed Hougua; El Amine Rachid; Siyouri Hind The general orientation to authority in Moroccan society is associated with dynamics that characterize it at the basic social level. Respect for authority tends to take the form of a syndrome forged in the sphere of convergent styles of family...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-2139–165 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000009
Published: 01 March 2018
... sociopolitical partnership in a modern civil state. 1. The modern political culture of the state, which is stored and developed by the Jordanian state. 2. The historical societal culture, which is stored and frozen by traditional Jordanian society. • The society...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 103372–391 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1341600
Published: 01 July 2017
... interplaying between the social and cultural spheres, in particular the tribal nature of Mauritanian society which, in a de facto sense, designs the roadmap for action on the basis of the citizen’s perpetual tribal affiliation and belonging, as well as the interaction between economic and political reform...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12281–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122004
Published: 02 June 2019
...Abdalhadi Alijla This article discusses the effect of the political division between Fatah and Hamas on the level of generalized trust in Palestine. It argues that the level of trust in Palestinian society has been shaped and influenced by the ongoing political division since 2007. As the level of...
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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
...Baqer Al-Najjar This article discusses the complex issue of identity and citizenship in the Arab Gulf, while alluding to the wider context of societies and their challenges. It argues that despite the significant changes Gulf societies have undergone, identity still plays a determining role at both...
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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
...Haggag Ali The critical theory of the Frankfurt School reached Egypt in 1955, when the Arabic translation of Erich Fromm’s The Sane Society (New York, 1955) was published in Cairo. Later, Herbert Marcuse’s Soviet Marxism (1958) was translated into Arabic in Beirut in 1965, and with the rise of...
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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
... the legitimate state boundary and became the real actors, polarizing politics and society while rendering any political dialogue ineffective, especially when confined to exclusionary power-sharing arrangements. Official bodies remain weak and divided, while peripheral actors reject/resist submitting...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12341–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123003
Published: 03 September 2019
...Mohammad Dawood Sofi What happened within and beyond Tunisia in 2010–11 has been told repeatedly from a number of perspectives, each putting a greater or a lesser emphasis on one or several variables ranging from society, politics, economics, to religion or the involvement of external dynamics. An...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2013; 64505–523 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.850773
Published: 01 October 2013
... contemporary Arab society and end the struggle between Islamists and secularists, four suggestions are presented: (1) recognition of the right of any political movement to derive its basic ethos from religion, or religious heritage, on condition that this is considered a personal endeavour rather than a...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1223–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122001
Published: 02 June 2019
... “world story” in general, and experience of “the societies of the South” in particular, despite the uniqueness of the Arab experience, in general, and the experience of individual country. This review reconstructs the Arab experience since the early 1950s and distinguishes two historical stages...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-2127–137 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000008
Published: 01 March 2018
... in negotiations. The Salafi movement is a social movement born out of the womb of society and its crises. It then adopted the same society, which has been muddling in the ignorance of religion and worldly dichotomies, as a target for change. This study attributes the growth in the number of Salafist...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 11483–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.114005
Published: 04 December 2018
... social sciences—the systematic study of man and society which had emerged in the West—have been slowly making their way into these institutions, alongside a number of other changes. This article investigates, qualitatively, the religious training of Shia men of religion in Lebanon in order to explore the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2012; 5168–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.621382
Published: 01 January 2012
... government and a plural society based on multiplicity and diversity that admits multiple and different voices. Corresponding Address : Email: semmoukali@yahoo.fr © 2012 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2012 Algeria Islamists diversity multiplicity constructing the image of and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 11325–46 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.113002
Published: 03 September 2018
...Khalil Al-Anani How do Islamist movements perceive citizenship rights, particularly in conservative societies such as the case in the Middle East? This study attempts to answer this question by examining the case of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Conventional wisdom demonstrates that Islamic...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2011; 44445–462 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.621385
Published: 01 October 2011
...Yousif Makki This article discusses the relation between state and tribe in Saudi Arabia, but it does not ascribe to the prevailing conception that presupposes tribal ascendancy in the role of intermediary between state and society – at least not in this present phase of the evolution of the Saudi...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2011; 43301–321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.586506
Published: 01 July 2011
... daily life from unemployment to alienation as well as Islamic fundamentalism — to whom it appeals — and how it pertains to the apparatuses of state and Algerian nationalism and identity. As the characters in the novels constitute archetypes of Algerian society, exploration of the stories, states of mind...
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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
... within the scope of local and social reality within which people live, in addition to external issues that are of interest to Arab World. It reaffirms the importance of the social role of the theater as one of the most relevant arts of society, expressing its issues and concerns and performing a...
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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
... security. It is noteworthy that in Europe‘s broader contact, insufficient attention is paid to the actors: political representatives, institutions, and civil society. Thus, the regional contact in March 2003, for example, was characterized by a minimum, if not a total absence, of the institutional level...
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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
... 1990s, the ruling elites, Hariri paramount among them, pushed to privatize state enterprises and seize control of the private sector in order to monopolize it for themselves, rather than opening the private sector up to the world and society at large. Hariri’s policies ushered in heavy state...