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Arab Spring: an attempt of conceptualization and some empirical tests

Shokri, Nabil (2015) Arab Spring: an attempt of conceptualization and some empirical tests. Advisor: Morlino, Prof. Leonardo. pp. 233. [IMT PhD Thesis]

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Abstract

This dissertation is a study that employed the occurrence of the so called “Arab Spring” to inspect and to test some notations that dominated the Middle Eastern studies for decades. In fact, this study goes intentionally and consciously against the basic assumptions that attempted to present MENA as an “Arab Land” or “Islamic World”. MENA has witnessed the rising of the earliest Mediterranean civilizations that formed what is known now as the “western civilization”. Hence, this study proposes a challenging idea about the relationship between Islam and MENA polities. This idea is based on the simple fact that Islam is an Araba cultural product, that is not adapted to MENA polities. In other words, this study is proposing a new view that can be summarized as MENA’s clash of civilization. Moreover, the findings of this study proposes that Islam is a collapsing paradigm and the future of MENA is not moving according to an Islamic agenda. On the contrary, MENA polities are struggling against the Islamic agenda that has many state and non-state actors, strategies and, more importantly, an unlike and irregular path of evolution.

Item Type: IMT PhD Thesis
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
PhD Course: Political Science and Institutional Change
Identification Number: 10.6092/imtlucca/e-theses/170
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2016 09:30
URI: http://e-theses.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/170

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