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A 'multiple modernity' for the Arab Middle East

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This paper goes against the prevalent notion of "arab exceptionalism,"
'rentier-state' arguments, and the post-colonial theories, and claims that the Arab Middle East is modernizing, but forging its own idiosyncratic distinctively Arab version of modernity. While the precise impetus of modernity remains a subject of scholarly debate, the paper begins by evaluating the effects of Napoleon's invasion into Egypt in the late 18th century to the recent aftermath of "Arab Revolutions" and illustrates how the core patterns, processes, and tendencies of the Western program of modernity -- the so-called "benchmark" of social modernization -- also occurred in the Arab Middle East. The paper explains how the distinguishing factor of the Arab modernity is the way in which the modern social program was defined in that region, in accordance to its distinctive culture, collective identity, and values, particularly Islamic thought and perceptions of Arab Nationalism. Significantly, the changes and redefinition that occurred marked a breach in the traditional social order to something distinctively modern. The possibility of a distinctive Arab version of modernity carries many implications for the academic discourse, including democracy building, the democratic peace theory, and re-evaluating how social change is viewed in the Arab countries.
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Name: ISPP 36th Annual Scientific Meeting
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Sussman, Michael. "A 'multiple modernity' for the Arab Middle East" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISPP 36th Annual Scientific Meeting, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC–Herzliya, Herzliya, Israel, <Not Available>. 2014-12-11 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p659463_index.html>

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Sussman, M. "A 'multiple modernity' for the Arab Middle East" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISPP 36th Annual Scientific Meeting, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC–Herzliya, Herzliya, Israel <Not Available>. 2014-12-11 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p659463_index.html

Publication Type: Paper (prepared oral presentation)
Abstract: This paper goes against the prevalent notion of "arab exceptionalism,"
'rentier-state' arguments, and the post-colonial theories, and claims that the Arab Middle East is modernizing, but forging its own idiosyncratic distinctively Arab version of modernity. While the precise impetus of modernity remains a subject of scholarly debate, the paper begins by evaluating the effects of Napoleon's invasion into Egypt in the late 18th century to the recent aftermath of "Arab Revolutions" and illustrates how the core patterns, processes, and tendencies of the Western program of modernity -- the so-called "benchmark" of social modernization -- also occurred in the Arab Middle East. The paper explains how the distinguishing factor of the Arab modernity is the way in which the modern social program was defined in that region, in accordance to its distinctive culture, collective identity, and values, particularly Islamic thought and perceptions of Arab Nationalism. Significantly, the changes and redefinition that occurred marked a breach in the traditional social order to something distinctively modern. The possibility of a distinctive Arab version of modernity carries many implications for the academic discourse, including democracy building, the democratic peace theory, and re-evaluating how social change is viewed in the Arab countries.


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