By Sabah Alnasseri

This edited quantity brings jointly worldwide views on twenty-first century Arab revolutions to theoretically and methodologically hyperlink those modern uprisings to resistance and protest activities all over the world, primarily within the Americas. of their analyses of those variations, the overseas members have interaction in an exploration of various topics comparable to social events and cultures of resistance, geopolitical economics, civic advantage, id development, human rights, and overseas fiscal and political impact. what's the historic importance of those revolutions? What are the consequences past the center East? and the way are struggles in different areas of the realm being prompted via those occasions? those heretofore principally unanswered questions are addressed during this assortment, constructed from shows at a 2013 foreign convention at the “Arab Revolutions and past” at York collage, Toronto, Canada.

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Amin, Samir. 2011. An Arab Springtime? Monthly Review, October. THE GEOPOLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE ARAB REVOLUTIONS 29 ———. 2013. An Important Victory for the Egyptian People. html Arrighi, Giovanni. 2005a. Hegemony Unravelling—I. New Left Review 32(March– April): 23–80. Bacevich, Andrew. 2008. The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism, 1st edn. New York: Metropolitan Books. Baraka, Ajamu. 2013. Requiem for a Revolution that Never Was. Counterpunch, 18 July. org/2013/07/18/requiem-for-a-revolutionthat-never-was/ Beard, Charles Austin.

TSIBIRIDOU AND M. BARTSIDIS days, when we talk about ‘lost dignity’. In medieval theology, dignity is closely associated with knowledge (scientia) and virtue (virtus), thus forming a triangle according to which dignitas exists within Reason/Logos. It is with this important element that it is since connected to the concept of the individual. 2 The first change regards the transition from the value of ‘honour’ to that of ‘dignity’. Independently from the instrumental use of this distinction in order to create hierarchies between the West and the rest, many historical paradigms can show that distinction could be made on the level of class, social category, and governmentality, rather than on the level of culture.

Several things may be noted. Despite the West’s new-found eagerness for oil, combined development in the region had already reached a point where the imperial powers had to leave the new Turkish republic and Iran THE GEOPOLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE ARAB REVOLUTIONS 23 as independent states (Khalidi 2005: 80–81). Secondly, the mandates system represented a wider international conjuncture in the unfolding dialectic of UCD which had made colonialism illegitimate. Finally, though imperial control over the rest of the region prevailed, the British decision to jettison direct colonial rule in favour of establishing a ‘native’ kingdom in Iraq showed that popular resistance to imperialism was, from the start, an important factor in the situation.

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