Issue 04

May, 2013

The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) has published the fourth issue of its quarterly peer-reviewed journal Omran, a journal dedicated to the social sciences and humanities. This edition addresses “The Dialectics of Social Integration and the Construction of the Nation-State within the Arab Homeland" and includes the following articles: "The Building of a Territorial State in Tunisia and Morocco and its Mechanisms of Assimilation during the Modern Period 17th-19thcenturies (Abdelhamid Henia); “On a Promised Liberalism Confining Individuals' Integration into their Confessional Groups: A Case Study of Lebanon" (Ahmad Baalbaki); "A Model for the Measurement of Secessionist Tendencies among Minorities in the Arab World" (Walid Abdulhay); "The Social Integration of Copts in Revolutionary Egypt" (May Mugeeb) and "The State and Social Integration in Yemen: Opportunities and Challenges"(Hani al-Maghliss). Studies focusing on other themes in this issue include "Islamists in Tunisia and the Status of Women: Between Theory and Practice" (Hamadi Thuwayeb); "Islamists in Tunisia and the Economic and Political Challenges of State Building" (Anwar Jamaoui) and "The European Financial Crisis and the Problem of the Euro: An Analysis of Europe's Financial Crisis Management" (Huda Hawa). This issue’s book reviews and additional essays include Mohammed Jamal Barout on Azmi Bishara's “Religion and Secularism in Historical Context”; Ali Abdelgadir Ali's review of Jalal Amin's “The Story of Egypt's Economy”;  Abdullah Hirhar's review of Rahhal Boubreik's “The Age of the Tribe and the Dialectic between Authority and Violence in Desert Societies’; Joumana Farahat's review of “The Yemeni Revolution: Background and Opportunities” (with contributions from multiple authors); Hessa al-Attiyah's review of Peter Gran's The Rise of the Rich and Rashid Jarmouni's review of the Arabic translation of Alain Touraine's A New Paradigm to Understand Today's World. In addition, the new edition of Omran also includes a summary of the Second Annual Conference on the Social Sciences and Humanities proceedings from March 2013.

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