By Sabah Alnasseri
This edited quantity brings jointly worldwide views on twenty-first century Arab revolutions to theoretically and methodologically hyperlink those modern uprisings to resistance and protest events around the globe, certainly within the Americas. of their analyses of those differences, the foreign participants have interaction in an exploration of various subject matters similar to social events and cultures of resistance, geopolitical economics, civic advantage, identification development, human rights, and overseas fiscal and political effect. what's the ancient value of those revolutions? What are the results past the center East? and the way are struggles in different areas of the realm being motivated via those occasions? those heretofore principally unanswered questions are addressed during this assortment, constructed from displays at a 2013 overseas convention at the “Arab Revolutions and past” at York college, Toronto, Canada.
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