Journal of Political Science and Development
International Journal of Political Science and Development
Vol. 3(10), pp. 428–432, October, 2015.
Globalization and its Impact on the Arab Spring
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Accepted 15 November 2015
amongst researchers and some scholars to view Arab Spring as a result of
globalization of democratic norms, new media technologies, educated and
globalized as main agent of change. The implicit assumption is that the
West understands the Arab Spring in terms of ‘Western’ norms and values.
Prevalent orientalist attitudes amongst scholars and policy makers,
cannot accommodate explanations that the Arab spring is actually the
result of domestic structural change. The role of the West which
represented by the US has been one of indirectly mobilizing popular
opinion and even demonstrations against Western policies such as the
invasion of Iraq, western support for Israel and western backing of
authoritarian regimes like Ben Ali’s in Tunisia and Mubarak’s in Egypt
then the dramatic events in Syria. Moreover the new US policy in the
region which is called the Smart Power, that she announced about it the
former secretary of state B. Clinton. All these factors which I
mentioned above have a huge impact on these events which they occurred
at Arab region.
Cite This Article As: Al-taie S (2015). Globalization and its Impact on the Arab Spring. Inter. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 3(10): 428-432