LAST CALL: THE ARAB WORLD IN THE MAKING
Proposal Submission Deadline Extended to June 15, 2011.
Technological development, market liberalization, capital and labor mobility have inevitably make Arab states flabby to meet the needs of the new form of participation on the global market. Shifting traditional factors of production (land, labor, capital) towards a new factors of production (capital mobility, new knowledge and fast flow of information), lead to the internalization of production with a higher level of liberalization of the economy, finance and trade, that makes Arabs world more and more opened, that require moving power from the military autocratic regime to industrial, market and commercial sectors.
Technological development is not only profoundly changing the production system, the market and the monetary sovereignty of a state, but it is eliminating the state monopoly in accessing, stocking and using of information. This change is dramatically altering the ability of the Arab states to control the public opinion, political and social processes, which have a significant, impact on the change of attitude of individuals and social groups vis-à-vis the state, thus dramatically changing political and social structure of the Arab society.
Changes in production and culture are leading towards a dramatic and painful division between marginalized and poor people in Arab world, who are becoming weaker, louder and more aggressive, and the ruling groups that are becoming more and more arrogant. This division is dramatically leading to a new social conflict in Arab world between the society (“culture of aggressive fear”) and government (“culture of arrogant domination”) that is creating an explosive substance of a new Arab culture (“culture of abhorrence”). These new social and psychological division in Arab World is now visible.
Two pages, double-spaced abstract is due June 15, 2011, sent as an e-mail attachment. We will review these abstracts and invite papers by Julky 1, 2011. Papers will be due September 15, 2011. The issue will be released in November 2011. Selected articles should be published in book TRANSFORMATION OF ISLAM IN 21ST CENTURY , which should be published by University Press in 2012.
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