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International Journal of Political Science and Development

Vol. 3(10), pp. 428432, October, 2015.  

DOI: 10.14662/IJPSD2015.055

ISSN: 2360-784X



Research Paper



Globalization and its Impact on the Arab Spring


Salwan Al-taie


Department of Management and Engineering, Division of Political Science, Master of International and European Relations. Email: salwan_m2005@hotmail.com


Accepted 15 November 2015



Tendency 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.

Key Words: Arab Spring, Smart Power, Globalization.


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






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