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Global identities: embedding the Middle East and North Africa region in the wider world.

Dalacoura, Katerina, Colombo, Silvia and Dark, Gülşah (2017) Global identities: embedding the Middle East and North Africa region in the wider world. MENARA Papers (2). Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, Italy.

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Abstract

This paper outlines the ways in which the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been embedded in global identity processes and structures in the post-2011 period. It assesses MENA social and political developments in relation to global ideational and identity factors. Important among these is the imagined yet increasingly widespread and pernicious idea of a clash between “Islam” and “the West”, (mis)conceived as homogeneous identities. However, as the paper shows, global or universalist identity perceptions, in the form of support for human rights and democratic values, also influence the MENA region. Dynamic global youth identities and cultures also influence an exceptionally “young” region and vie for the loyalty of youth against other identities. Changing dynamics of ethnic and religious identities among diasporas, which link the region with the wider world, modify social and political contexts within the MENA, especially some of its post- 2011 conflicts

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.iai.it/en/pubblicazioni/lista/all/menar...
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 11:11
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020 23:06
Projects: 693244
Funders: Horizon 2020
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/84295

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