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By Steger, Manfred B.; Wahlrab, Amentahru; Edited by Neubauer, Deane E.
This textbook introduces students to the basic dynamics and aspects of globalization. Aimed specifically at students embarking upon global studies programs, it instructs and challenges students through concrete examples and practical problem-solving exercises. The text is organis...ed around three basic pedagogic principles: Learning to think about globalization; Understanding how globalization works; Judging globalization. The chapters connected to each task not only hone students' critical thinking skills but also help them to respond in their own way to the challenges of understanding our complex and dynamic globalized world. The text draws on insights from international relations, economics, sociology, cultural studies and other disciplines to provide a comprehensive and accessible introduction to this fascinating subject.Read more
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Edited by Wahlrab, Amentahru; McNeal, Michael J.
From nonviolent protests in Cairo and Manama to the ousting of Libya's Gaddafi and the beginning of the Syrian Civil War, the series of uprisings which swept through the Middle East and North Africa from late 2010 have been burdened with the collective hopes and expectations of t...he world. Western supporters quickly identified these uprisings as a collective 'awakening' - a move towards democracy - but the continued unrest in these regions defies many of these more optimistic contemporary predictions. As the region remains unstable, the US and their Western allies are faced with the challenging task of modifying their strategic foreign policy goals to suit the currently mercurial Arab World. The 'Arab Spring' and its failure exposed a new set of questions: What motivates American 'democracy promotion'? Does the US really want self-determination in the Middle-East and North Africa? Where did the expectations of the protestors fit into this narrative? U.S. Approaches to the Arab Uprisings provides a comprehensive assessment of Western foreign policy towards the Arab World today. With analysis on subjects as diverse as social media and Islamic centrism, and drawing from examples throughout the MENA region, the book deals with the perception of Arabs and Arab culture in the American psyche and its effect on East-West relations. By analyzing both Western responses to uprisings and the reactions of the protestors themselves, the contributors expose theoretical and practical inconsistencies that suggest a rising tension between those that promote democracy and those who practice it.Read more
From violent protests in Cairo and Manama to the ousting of Libya's Gaddafi and the beginning of the Syrian Civil War, the series of uprisings which swept through the Middle East and North Africa from late 2010 have been burdened with the collective hopes and expectations of the ...world.Read more
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