Issue 11

Jan, 2015

The ACRPS has published the eleventh issue of its quarterly peer-reviewed journal Omran, a journal dedicated to the social sciences and humanities. This edition addresses " The Question of Sectarianism and the Manufacturing of Minorities in the Greater Arab Levant". The issue is comprised of the following studies: “The Question of Sectarianism and the Manufacturing of Minorities in the Greater Arab Levant” (Azmi Bishara); “Sectarianism Has a History: On the Formation of Sects and Political Units” (Ahmad Beydoun), “The Neo-Patrimonial State in the Arab Levant: On the Logic of Group Solidarity and the Reproduction of Sectarianism” (Ashraf Othman); “The Shiite Identity in a Political Process: The Field of Power Evolution and the Reproduction of Shiite Identity in Saudi Arabia” (Ahmed Saad and Ghazi Alowfi); “Ethnic, Linguistic, and Religious Pluralism in Oman: The Link with Political Stability” (Ahmed Al Ismaili ) and “Confessionalism in the Modern Levant: The Ottoman and Safavid Cases” (Mahjoob Zweiri). The articles and discussions include Emile Badarin’s “Opportunities for Political Pluralism in the Arab Spring Countries”, and Faouzi Boukhriss’s “The Effects of Sociology in Morocco and the Issue of Gender:  Major Transformations”. In the book review section, Kheder Zakaria reviews Mohammed Najib Boutaleb’s “Tribal and Territorial Phenomena in Contemporary Arab Society”, Yahya Bou Lahya reviews Mohammed Aafif’s “The Roots of Modernization in Japan (1568 – 1868)”, and Ahmed Abdel Mawgoud El-Shenawy reviews “Cultural Barriers to Development in Desert Societies in Egypt” written by Multiple Authors. In the book features section, Dena Qaddumi reviews Live and Die Like a Man: Gender Dynamics in Urban Egypt by Farha Ghannam, and Morad Diani reviews The Paradox of Development and Justice (Review of “Social Justice and Development Models, with Special Focus on Egypt and its Revolution” by Ibrahim al-Issawi).

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