By Sabah Alnasseri
This edited quantity brings jointly international views on twenty-first century Arab revolutions to theoretically and methodologically hyperlink those modern uprisings to resistance and protest activities all over the world, particularly within the Americas. of their analyses of those ameliorations, the overseas participants interact in an exploration of numerous topics similar to social activities and cultures of resistance, geopolitical economics, civic advantage, id development, human rights, and overseas monetary and political impression. what's the ancient value of those revolutions? What are the consequences past the center East? and the way are struggles in different areas of the area being inspired by means of those occasions? those heretofore principally unanswered questions are addressed during this assortment, constructed from displays at a 2013 foreign convention at the “Arab Revolutions and past” at York collage, Toronto, Canada.
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