Public Lecture by Prof. Jamal Nassar - Arab Spring: Causes and Consequences
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- The Arab Spring did not emerge from nowhere. It had root causes that have been festering for a long time.
These include forces of frustration, forces of humiliation, and forces of anger. Such forces of change found their outlet of rage through a number of instruments of mobilization that ultimately brought down some governments and are poised to bring down a few more.
uch instruments are enhanced by globalization and technology and include satellite television, cell phones, texting and social media. The growing sea of change has serious implications not only for the Arabs but also for the region as a whole and for the global community at large. The success of the Arab Spring is not assured. What is definite is the fact that the region has reached a point of no return.
About Prof. Nassar
Professor Jamal R. Nassar is Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, California State University, San Bernardino. Born in Jerusalem, Palestine, Professor Nassar is a leading international authority on the politics of the Middle East. His many publications include such books as Globalization and Terrorism: The Migration of Dreams and Nightmares; Politics and Culture in the Developing
World; Intifada: Palestine at the Crossroads; The Palestine Liberation Organization: From Armed Struggle to the Declaration of Independence; Change Without Borders: The Third World at the End of the Twentieth Century.
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