Issue 06

Nov, 2013

The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) has published the sixth issue of its quarterly peer-reviewed journal Omran, a journal dedicated to the social sciences and humanities. This issues addresses surveillance systems in the Arab world and offers modern perspectives of surveillance systems in the region. The following papers are featured in this latest issue of Omran: "From Spying to Conflict and Violence: Surveillance Mechanisms in the Modern Egyptian State" (Ahmed Zayed); "Surveillance and the Formation of the Public Sphere in the Ottoman Empire" (Cengiz Kirli); "Criminals or Martyrs? British Colonial Legacy in Palestine and the Criminalization of Resistance" (Rana Barakat); "Constructing Palestine through Surveillance Practices (Elia Zureik); "The Arab Spring and Surveillance Collapse in the face of Social Media Networks" (Hicham Khabbach); "Revolution Against the Independent State and the Meaning of Democratic Transition in Contemporary Tunisian Ideological Thought" (Souheil Lahbaib); "Civil-Military Relations in Egypt: Toward Civilian Control?" (Ahmed Abed Rabbo).  In "Debates and Reviews," Omran offers a paper by Moroccan researcher Yahya Bou Lahya, "The Store in 19th Century Morocco, Beholding and Beheld"; Ali Abd al-Qader Ali's review of The Quest for Prosperity by Justin Yifu Lin; and Nerouz Satik's discussion of The Great Syrian Revolt and the Rise of Arab Nationalism by Michael Provence. Lastly, Omran offers a series of brief reviews of selected titles, Egyptian painter Gazibyya Sirri's work, and a report of the Second ACRPS Conference on Islamic Movements and Democratic Governance.

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