Arab Spring: Transformation of Political Paradigm in Context of International Relations

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DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2012-1-3-14

L. Fituni, Institute for African Studies (IAS) RAS, 30/1, Spiridonovka Str., Moscow, 123001, Russian Federation (africa.institute@yandex.ru).

Abstract. The author presents his own original conception of the 2011 Arab upheavals. First, he tries to find parallels between the Arab Spring and the 19th century European Spring of Peoples. Second, he dwells on the idea of three types of transition in the Arab World: economic, demographic, and ideological. Third, he reflects on the issues of democracy and autocracy in the Arab countries emphasizing the role of youth. Fourth, he puts forward some new ideas as regards the relationship between Europe and the Arab World, offering such terms as “democratic internationalism” and “young democratic safety belt” in the Mediterranean region.

Keywords: Arab Spring, European Spring of Peoples (1848), democratic internationalism, Euro-Atlantic version of democracy, “pentagram of hopelessness”


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For citation:
Fituni L. Arab Spring: Transformation of Political Paradigm in Context of International Relations. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2012, no. 1, pp. 3-14. https://doi.org/10.20542/0131-2227-2012-1-3-14



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