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After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World

Magdi Amin, Ragui Assaad, Nazar al-Baharna, Kemal Dervis, Raj M. Desai, Navtej S. Dhillon, Ahmed Galal, Hafez Ghanem, Carol Graham, and Daniel Kaufmann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199924929
eISBN:
9780199949427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924929.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Arab Spring constitutes perhaps the most far-reaching political and economic transition since the end of communism in Europe. For too long, the economic aspirations of the people in the region, ... More


Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Gabriel Sheffer

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Moshe Sharett, Israel's second Prime Minister from 1953–5, its Foreign Minister from 1948–56, and one of the founders of the State of Israel, was at the centre of events in Israel and the Yishuv for ... More


From Arab System to Middle Eastern System?: Regional Pressures and Constraints

Bahgat Korany and Ali E. Hillal Dessouki

in The Foreign Policies of Arab States: The Challenge of Globalization

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163609
eISBN:
9781617970375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163609.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the regional systems as they relate to and impact upon Arab foreign policies. The foreign policy of states is shaped not only by their national situations and the ... More


Development Strategies, State Policies, and the Status of Women: A Comparative Assessment of Iran, Turkey, and Tunisia

Valentine M. Moghadam

in Patriarchy and Development: Women's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290230
eISBN:
9780191684807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Past studies have revealed that a culturalist approach may be more appropriate in assessing the roles and status attained by women across Arab-Islamic countries since religious and cultural factors ... More


Cultural Identity and Genre

Viola Shafik

in Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160653
eISBN:
9781936190096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160653.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter analyzes certain common genres and their relation to prevailing sociopolitical and cultural conditions in the Arab countries. From the conventions and subjects of the respective film ... More


Gender and Status Inequalities in Yemen: Honour, Economics., and Politics

Sheila Carapico

in Patriarchy and Development: Women's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290230
eISBN:
9780191684807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Aside from the theory of Islam and the segmentation theory, this chapter states that the ‘harem theory’ is one of the three ‘theoretical metonyms’ used to describe the situation of women in ... More


Three historians, one conflict: Jacob Talmon, Arnold Toynbee and Menahem Begin, and the Arab–Israeli dispute

Amikam Nachmani

in Jacob Talmon: Combining histories and presents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085727
eISBN:
9781781704844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085727.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Talmon's ideas and views on the Arab - Israeli conflict are the subject of this chapter. In its two parts the chapter discusses the correspondence of Talmon and Toynbee following the Six Day War of ... More


From black hole to spring: the coming of age of social policy in the Arab countries?

Rana Jawad

in Social Policy Review 24: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2012

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781447304470
eISBN:
9781447307662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304470.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The chapter gives an overview of the mechanics and dynamics of the social policies and welfare regimes of the region of the Middle East with a particular focus on the Arab countries. It characterises ... More


The Reader

Ami Ayalon

in The Press in the Arab Middle East: A History

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195087802
eISBN:
9780199854516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195087802.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the kind of news a community needs, what ways it is obtained, and who reads it. Traditional channels of transmitting information had served the needs of Middle Eastern society ... More


Egypt

Radwa Ashour, Ferial J. Ghazoul, and Hasna Reda-Mekdashi

in Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161469
eISBN:
9781936190003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161469.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The beginnings of modern Arabic literature in Egypt can be traced back to the era of Muhammad 'Ali, who took several measures to establish the foundations of the modern state. Muhammad 'Ali sent his ... More


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