Global Middle East

Global Middle East

"Localities, countries, and regions always develop in complex interaction with others. This volume highlights the global interconnectedness of the Middle East.

Author: Asef Bayat

Publisher: Global Square

ISBN: 9780520295353

Category: Globalization

Page: 360

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"Localities, countries, and regions always develop in complex interaction with others. This volume highlights the global interconnectedness of the Middle East. It delves into the region's scientific, artistic, economic, political, religious, and intellectual formations and traces how they have taken shape through a dynamic set of encounters and exchanges. Written in short and accessible essays by among the most prominent experts on the region, the volume covers topics including God, Rumi, food, film, fashion, music, sports, science, and the flow of people, goods, and ideas. It tackles social and political movements from human rights, Salafism, and cosmopolitanism to radicalism and revolutions"--
Categories: Globalization

A Global Middle East

A Global Middle East

This period has been seen as one in which the modern state system and its oftentimes artificial boundaries emerged in the Middle East. But this book highlights how, despite this, it was also one of tremendous interconnection.

Author: Liat Kozma

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857725110

Category: History

Page: 392

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The start of the twentieth century ushered in a period of unprecedented change in the Middle East. These transformations, brought about by the emergence of the modern state system and an increasing interaction with a more globalized economy, irrevocably altered the political and social structures of the Middle East, even as the region itself left its mark on the processes of globalization themselves. As a result of these changes, there was an intensification in the movement of people, commodities and ideas across the globe: commercial activity, urban space, intellectual life, leisure culture, immigration patterns and education - nothing was left untouched. It shows how even as the Middle East was responding to increased economic interactions with the rest of the world by restructuring not only local economies, but also cultural, political and social institutions, the region's engagement with these trends altered the nature of globalization itself. This period has been seen as one in which the modern state system and its oftentimes artificial boundaries emerged in the Middle East. But this book highlights how, despite this, it was also one of tremendous interconnection. Approaching the first period of modern globalization by investigating the movement of people, objects and ideas into, around and out of the Middle East, the authors demonstrate how the Middle East in this period was not simply subject or reactive to the West, but rather an active participant in the transnational flows that transformed both the region and the world. A Global Middle East offers an examination of a variety of intellectual and more material exchanges, such as nascent feminist movements and Islamist ideologies as well as the movement of sex workers across the Mediterranean and Jewish migration into Palestine. A Global Middle East emphasises this by examining the multi-directional nature of movement across borders, as well as this movement's intensity, volume and speed. By focusing on the theme of mobility as the defining feature of 'modern globalization' in the Middle East, it provides an essential examination of the formative years of the region.
Categories: History

Argentina in the Global Middle East

Argentina in the Global Middle East

Ranging from the nineteenth century boom in transoceanic migration to twenty-first century dynamics of large-scale migration and displacement in the Arabic-speaking Eastern Mediterranean, this book considers key themes such as cultural ...

Author: Lily Pearl Balloffet

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9781503613027

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 702

Argentina lies at the heart of the American hemisphere's history of global migration booms of the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century: by 1910, one of every three Argentine residents was an immigrant—twice the demographic impact that the United States experienced in the boom period. In this context, some one hundred and forty thousand Ottoman Syrians came to Argentina prior to World War I, and over the following decades Middle Eastern communities, institutions, and businesses dotted the landscape of Argentina from bustling Buenos Aires to Argentina's most remote frontiers. Argentina in the Global Middle East connects modern Latin American and Middle Eastern history through their shared links to global migration systems. By following the mobile lives of individuals with roots in the Levantine Middle East, Lily Pearl Balloffet sheds light on the intersections of ethnicity, migrant–homeland ties, and international relations. Ranging from the nineteenth century boom in transoceanic migration to twenty-first century dynamics of large-scale migration and displacement in the Arabic-speaking Eastern Mediterranean, this book considers key themes such as cultural production, philanthropy, anti-imperial activism, and financial networks over the course of several generations of this diasporic community. Balloffet's study situates this transregional history of Argentina and the Middle East within a larger story of South-South alliances, solidarities, and exchanges.
Categories: History

Islam the Middle East and the New Global Hegemony

Islam  the Middle East  and the New Global Hegemony

Investigating how Muslim societies in the Middle East are being affected by globalised politics and economics, Murden focuses on the encounter between the Islamic vision of society and the Western vision of economic liberation and ...

Author: Simon Murden

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 1588260887

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 415

Investigating how Muslim societies in the Middle East are being affected by globalised politics and economics, Murden focuses on the encounter between the Islamic vision of society and the Western vision of economic liberation and individual choice.
Categories: History

Global Studies

Global Studies

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:951744914

Category: Arab countries

Page: 244

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Categories: Arab countries

The Greater Middle East in Global Politics

The Greater Middle East in Global Politics

Dangdai Zhongdong (The Contemporary Middle East). Beijing: Series-Guoji
zhengzhi yu guoji guanxijiaocai. Churchill, W. 1996. My Early Life, 1874–1904.
Reprint. New York: Touch Stone. Claude, I. 1984. Swords into Ploughshares.

Author: Mehdi Amineh

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047422099

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

View: 389

This anthology unites in one volume two studies of the Greater Middle East in global politics – each conceptual and empirical. First, it is a historical-comparative study of politics and societies in selected Greater Middle Eastern countries. Second, it is an empirical case study of states and societies of the Greater Middle East in global politics.
Categories: Social Science

Global Islam a Very Short Introduction

Global Islam  a Very Short Introduction

A Global Middle East: Mobility, Materiality and Culture in the Modern Age, 1880–
1940. London: I. B. Tauris, 2014. Global Islam in the heyday of secular
nationalism and socialism (1920–70) Commins, David. The Mission and the
Kingdom: ...

Author: Nile Green

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190917234

Category: History

Page: 184

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"Global Islam-A Very Short Introduction looks at the methods used by individuals, organizations, and states to spread multiple versions of Islam around the world. Since the late nineteenth century, publications, missions, congresses, and pilgrimages have contributed to the communication and evolution of Islam. At the start of the twentieth century, the infrastructure of the European empire allowed for the widespread communication of Islamic beliefs. During a period of secularism in the mid-twentieth century, global Islam became more accessible and, in some cases, more political. How have today's broadcasting and smartphone technologies changed the face of global Islam? Will communication technologies reconcile the contradictions between variations of the faith, or will they create new ones?"--
Categories: History

Global Studies

Global Studies

Author: Azzedine Layachi

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1152935351

Category:

Page: 334

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The Middle East In Global Strategy

The Middle East In Global Strategy

This book emphasizes the vital links between international politics and strategy and provides a comprehensive analysis of strategic interests of the major international actors in the Middle East.

Author: Aurel Braun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000303377

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

View: 392

This book emphasizes the vital links between international politics and strategy and provides a comprehensive analysis of strategic interests of the major international actors in the Middle East. It contends that the policies of the superpowers toward the Middle East are fragmented and unproductive.
Categories: Political Science

Global Studies

Global Studies

Presents statistics, essays, and newspaper and magazine articles on each country in the Middle East, discussing the significance of Islam to the region and providing background on the region's modern conflicts.

Author: William Spencer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 0072365889

Category: Arab Countries

Page: 246

View: 916

Presents statistics, essays, and newspaper and magazine articles on each country in the Middle East, discussing the significance of Islam to the region and providing background on the region's modern conflicts.
Categories: Arab Countries

The Middle East In Global Perspective

The Middle East In Global Perspective

Well before events in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe dramatized the rapidity with which a new political world is evolving and before the Gulf War sharpened the focus on the Middle East agenda, scholars and policymakers alike were ...

Author: Judith Kipper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000303353

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 347

Well before events in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe dramatized the rapidity with which a new political world is evolving and before the Gulf War sharpened the focus on the Middle East agenda, scholars and policymakers alike were searching for different concepts for addressing the intractable problems facing the Middle East. Even though the re
Categories: Political Science

Converging Regions

Converging Regions

Focussing on the broader aspects of finance and trade between the Middle East and Asia, as well as growing security issues over natural resources and questions of sovereignty, this volume concludes with speculations on the growing ...

Author: Nele Lenze

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317159902

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 605

For over a millennium, Asia and the Middle East have been closely connected through maritime activities and trade, a flourishing relationship that has given rise to new and thriving societies across the Indian Ocean region and Arabia. In recent times, with the global political and economic power shifts of the past decade, significant events in the Middle East and Asia have brought about fundamental global change; the Arab uprisings, the emergence of India and China as powerful global economies, the growing strength of various new Islamic movements, and serious financial uncertainties on a global scale have laid the foundations of a new world order between East and West. The current volume examines this renewed global dynamic, and how it is changing the relationships between the interdependent global communities across Asia and the Middle East. Focussing on the broader aspects of finance and trade between the Middle East and Asia, as well as growing security issues over natural resources and questions of sovereignty, this volume concludes with speculations on the growing importance of Asia and the Middle East in the global setting.
Categories: Business & Economics

Global and Regional Approaches to Arms Control in the Middle East

Global and Regional Approaches to Arms Control in the Middle East

This volume enriches the ongoing discourse, which to date has been dominated by mainly Western perspectives.

Author: Gamal M. Selim

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642293146

Category: Law

Page: 121

View: 357

Since the end of the Cold War, the Middle East has been the focus of various projects for the establishment of arms control (including CBMs) regimes. Whereas some of these projects were initiated at the global level, others were discussed and debated at the regional level. This book analyses the global and regional dynamics of arms control in the Middle East in the post-Cold War era. It examines American and European arms control projects, the contexts in which they were presented, the reactions of major regional actors, and their impacts on arms control efforts in the region. It assesses Arab perceptions of the motivations for and constraints on establishing arms control regimes. It also explores the prospects of regional arms control in the context of the ongoing Arab Spring with its ramifications for Arab regional politics, and provides a new perspective on arms control in the Middle East. This volume enriches the ongoing discourse, which to date has been dominated by mainly Western perspectives.
Categories: Law

The Global Etiquette Guide to Africa and the Middle East

The Global Etiquette Guide to Africa and the Middle East

An Introduction to the Region Nothing is as it seems in the Middle East, and any
Middle Easterner will quickly admit to that. It is, in fact, perhaps the one—and only
—perspective that all Middle Easterners share. The exceptions to almost ...

Author: Dean Foster

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471272825

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 529

Authored by one of the world's leading cross-cultural experts. Invaluable for both business and leisure travelers. Comprehensive and practical coverage.
Categories: Business & Economics

Powering Empire

Powering Empire

Powering Empire argues that we cannot promote worldwide decarbonization without first understanding the history of the globalization of carbon energy. How did this black rock come to have such long-lasting power over the world economy?

Author: On Barak

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520973930

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 827

The Age of Empire was driven by coal, and the Middle East—as an idea—was made by coal. Coal’s imperial infrastructure presaged the geopolitics of oil that wreaks carnage today, as carbonization threatens our very climate. Powering Empire argues that we cannot promote worldwide decarbonization without first understanding the history of the globalization of carbon energy. How did this black rock come to have such long-lasting power over the world economy? Focusing on the flow of British carbon energy to the Middle East, On Barak excavates the historic nexus between coal and empire to reveal the political and military motives behind what is conventionally seen as a technological innovation. He provocatively recounts the carbon-intensive entanglements of Western and non-Western powers and reveals unfamiliar resources—such as Islamic risk-aversion and Gandhian vegetarianism—for a climate justice that relies on more diverse and ethical solutions worldwide.
Categories: History

Export Spillovers from Global Shocks for the Middle East and Central Asia

Export Spillovers from Global Shocks for the Middle East and Central Asia

To fill this gap, Cashin, Mohaddesand Raissi (2012) estimate a Global Vector
Autoregression modelofGDP spilloverstoa number ofcountries in the Middle East
andNorth Africa. Calibrations based on this model are included in IMF (2012b).

Author: Mr. Alberto Behar

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 9781484381038

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 31

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This paper quantifies the effect of realized and potential global growth disappointments on export volumes from the Middle East, North Africa, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. Estimates of export elasticities with respect to trading partner GDP indicate non-oil export volumes are relatively responsive while service exports are less responsive. Downward revisions to global GDP growth for 2011–14 have impeded export performance, and the possibility of disappointing GDP growth in Europe and emerging markets presents further downside risks for exports. The Maghreb countries are particularly sensitive to developments in Europe, while CCA countries are more susceptible to growth in the BRICS.
Categories: Business & Economics

Accounting Services the Islamic Middle East and the Global Economy

Accounting Services  the Islamic Middle East  and the Global Economy

It seems reasonable to assume that the energy base of the nation (oil) and good
transportation and communications linkages with the global economy should
provide adequate foundations for economic development. Beyond that, Saudi ...

Author: David L. McKee

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567201393

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 185

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Details the role of international accounting services in the growth and development of the Islamic Middle East.
Categories: Business & Economics

Global Women Colonial Ports

Global Women  Colonial Ports

As a history of the Middle East, the book joins recent scholarship on modern globalization and the integration of the region in global economic, activist, social, and religious interconnectedness.

Author: Liat Kozma

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438462622

Category: History

Page: 250

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Combines analysis of transnational prostitution and traffic in women with a social history of the League of Nations and interwar globalization. Global Women, Colonial Ports is a transnational history of state-regulated prostitution in the Middle East and North Africa between the two world wars. Beginning with international efforts to eradicate traffic in women and children, Liat Kozma examines French and British policies regarding local and foreign prostitutes in the region and shows how these policies affected and interacted with global migration routes of prostitutes and procurers. In so doing, she reveals how colonial domination mediated global mobility of people, practices, and ideas. Kozma weaves together the perspectives of colonial and local feminists with those of medical doctors, demonstrating that debates on prostitution were globalized and that transnational networks of knowledge and activism existed. She also explores the League of Nations’ involvement in this social issue. As a history of the Middle East, the book joins recent scholarship on modern globalization and the integration of the region in global economic, activist, social, and religious interconnectedness. “Meticulously researched, carefully written, and compellingly argued, this book breaks new ground. Kozma looks across the region at a fascinating social issue—regulated prostitution—tying it to global concerns. Moving adroitly from international law and urban planning to migration, disease, and abolition, she helps craft a new understanding of mobility in the interwar period. This is transnational history at its best.” — Beth Baron, author of The Orphan Scandal: Christian Missionaries and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood
Categories: History

Environmental Politics in the Middle East

Environmental Politics in the Middle East

This book investigates how ecology and politics meet in the Middle East and how those interactions connect to the global political economy.

Author: Harry Verhoeven

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190916688

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 244

This book investigates how ecology and politics meet in the Middle East and how those interactions connect to the global political economy. Through region-wide analyses and case studies from the Arabian Peninsula, the Gulf of Aden, the Levant and North Africa, the volume highlights the intimate connections of environmental activism, energy infrastructure and illicit commodity trading with the political economies of Central Asia, the Horn of Africa and the Indian subcontinent. The book's nine chapters analyze how the exploitation and representation of the environment have shaped the history of the region--and determined its place in global politics. It argues that how the ecological is understood, instrumentalized and intervened upon is the product of political struggle: deconstructing ideas and practices of environmental change means unravelling claims of authority and legitimacy. This is particularly important in a region frequently seen through the prism of environmental determinism, where ruling elites have imposed authoritarian control as the corollary of 'environmental crisis'. This unique and urgent collection will question much of what we think we know about this pressing issue.
Categories: History

Technology Transfer to the Middle East

Technology Transfer to the Middle East

Middle East and North African LDPE and LLDPE Capacity, 1981 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . 121 35. ... 124 41. Petrochemical Production Outside of the Middle
East Region, 1982 . ... 159 48. Global Methanol Supply/Demand Balance .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210024831453

Category: Technology transfer

Page: 612

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Categories: Technology transfer