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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
... political movements and elites in the Gulf countries, both Islamic and national, in approaching the issue of citizenship, seeking to intensify debate on how to move toward true democracy and popular participation in decision-making and aspirations for unity and development. The book asserts that...
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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
... illegal immigration The expansion of the European Union (EU) in May 2004, as well as the reshaping of its new external borders, have led to the emergence of a new approach concerning relations, known as the European Neighborhood Policy. 1 Such a new approach aims at promoting good neighborly...
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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
... the Sinai Peninsula. The present actions of international assistance of the United Nations and European Union member states are discussed regarding their negotiation initiatives in Libya. Egypt’s alternative approach is discussed, whereby it is taking charge, whether multi- or unilaterally, of the...
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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
... to its authority. While acknowledging that the current Libyan crisis is the product of the interaction of several factors including the Islamists and non-Islamist contestation, regional and tribal dimensions, and foreign interventions, this paper concentrates on the effects of the state approach of...
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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
... instead challenge them in an attempt ultimately to replace them. The starting point of this debate is, as suggested by Christian Reus-Smit, “a fear that as power shifts to the East, non-Western great powers will seek to reshape international order according to their own values and practices” ( Reus-Smit...
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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
... states allies” have become widely used by the Western media, as well as in the general narrative and writings of Western politicians and think tanks. It has also become widely used by some political Islamic groups, journalists, and widely in social media. This is an expression of a political–religious...
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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
..., including governance, economy, and administration, without any attempt to provide an alternative paradigm to the Western worldview in a post-colonial moment. At that time, the Frankfurt School had been introducing a self-critical discourse of the West itself, underlining the grave consequences of modernity...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1233–20 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123001
Published: 03 September 2019
... or Muslim world. A discussion of this thesis requires constructing a different methodological approach to the concept of politics and its place in the project of political Islam and, therefore, a precise understanding of the meaning and logic that politics has for them. It is not simply founded on...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 123119–126 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123007
Published: 03 September 2019
... sociological approach. Chapter 2, “Consumer Patterns in the British Era,” examines a number of types of consumer behavior during the British era in Gaza City, such as the style of clothing that El Sakka saw as indicating social hierarchies and societal transformations, and as an expression of social...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12321–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123002
Published: 03 September 2019
...Dmitry Grafov This article approaches Russia’s strategy of countering the United States indirectly by way of intermediate states. It is concerned with the reasons why Russia decided to engage in the Syrian conflict in 2015 and, from this perspective, the real goals of Russia’s policy in the region...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12341–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123003
Published: 03 September 2019
... various forms of political contention outside of the institutional realm of the state. For instance, Chomiak ( 2011a , 77) argues that revolutions should be approached as heightened moments of political contention rather than a large-scale systemic overhaul. Therefore, in the case of Tunisia, a widespread...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12365–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123004
Published: 03 September 2019
... administration and remained loyal to a Jacobean government approach, 1 which emphasizes the control of parties and institutional action by attracting them towards the capital, while employing a very complex and laborious bureaucracy ( Ould Salem 2014b , 538). The first test the national state had to face was...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12399–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123006
Published: 03 September 2019
... influence in the HoA by spreading the Shi’ite faith. It aims to create loyal domestic constituencies in order to retain power over East African governments and to disrupt Western interests in Africa ( Kassab 2018 ). Fourth, Tehran would use the HoA as a logistical base to support its proxies throughout...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12253–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122003
Published: 02 June 2019
... antagonistic language about the Syrian conflict. Some use the problematic categorization of Ibn Taymeya, 6 such as Dar Islam (the land of Islamic) and Dar Harb (the land of the infidels) as a principle for dealing with international relations. This frames their whole approach with respect to other...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 122151–168 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122007
Published: 02 June 2019
... these grounds, it is worth examining the stances of regional actors through different approaches of foreign policy. By using the “three-dimensional” methodology of Kenneth Waltz, this paper analyzes the rationale behind Turkish and Saudi policy toward the Gulf crisis on individual-, state-, and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1223–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122001
Published: 02 June 2019
... Western hegemony over the world. This is why most national liberation movements in the South evolved into “conscripts of colonialism” ( Scott 2004 ). The above narrative is not merely an academic approach comparing two models or two historical stages, as much as an attempt to identify the choices...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12225–52 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122002
Published: 02 June 2019
... ): 398 – 424 . ——— 2004 . “ A Strategic Approach to Collective Action: Looking for Agency in Social Movement Choices .” Mobilization 9 ( 1 ): 1 – 16 . Karolak, M . 2017 . “Social Media and the Arab Spring in Bahrain: From Mobilization to Confrontation.” In Making of Arab Spring...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12175–90 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.121005
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the security sector, regardless of their ultimate goal, and the principles that inspire it, without adhering to liberal approaches that focus on “security sector reform” (SSR) programs boosted by Western countries. These projects constitute one element of the actions/programs to transform the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1213–18 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.121001
Published: 01 March 2019
... considerations. Sociological approaches that take power into account advance a more integral approach to security issues in an era of expanding securitization processes and of blurring frontiers (internal/external threats; exceptional/ordinary security policies). So far, institutionalist approaches have been...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 121107–124 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.121007
Published: 01 March 2019
... control high-security spots in Morocco, especially regarding tourism. It was initially deployed in Casablanca and other international airports. 16. Rural areas and entire regions such as the Rif or the Western Sahara have been subject to intermittent or permanent military control. 8. Mahjoub...