Issue 07

Jan, 2014

The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) has published the seventh issue of its quarterly peer-reviewed journal Omran, a journal dedicated to the social sciences and humanities. In this issue, Omran continues to address surveillance systems in the Arab world. This issue includes the following papers: “The Role of Peace and Commerce Treaties in the Western Mediterranean Basin during the Middle Ages” (Al-Tahir al-Mansuri); “Statistics and Social Research in the Occupied Territories: The Colonial Effect and the Fragmentation of Palestinian Society” (Abbad Yahya); “The Question of Citizenship in Sudanese Islamist Thought: Traditional, Renewalist, and Post-Salafist Approaches” (Shams al-Deen al-Ameen Daww al-Bait); and “Popes, Presidents, and Protests: The January 25 Revolution and the Coptic Orthodox Church” (Salma Mousa). The issue further offers Arabic translations of a study by Nigel Parsons and Mark B. Salter, “Israeli Biopolitics: Closure, Territorialization, and Governmentality in the Occupied Palestinian Territories,” and of Palestinian researcher Helga Tawil-Souri’s “Israel’s Digital Occupation of Gaza”. The collection concludes with Tunisian sociologist Mahir Traimish’s paper “The Political and the Sociological in the Arab Sphere: Shifts in Relationships”. In “Debates and Reviews,” the issue offers Syrian researcher Jad al-Karim al-Jabai’s study “The Parallel Society: A Basis for Understanding What is Taking Place in Syria”; Palestinian researcher Hani Awwad’s review of Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt and Syria by Joshua Stacher; a review of Martin O’Neill and Thad Williamson’s  Property-Owning Democracy: Rawls and Beyond by Moroccan researcher Murad Dayani; and Nerouz Satik’s review of Mohammad Jamal Barout’s “The Modern Formation of the Syrian Jazira: Problems and Conundrums in the Shift from Bedouinization to Theoretical Urbanism” and Ahmad Beydoun’s “Lebanon between Reform and Ruin”.

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