Two Mediterranean Worlds
440 pages, 6 x 9
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Release Date:01 Jan 2013
Release Date:27 Mar 2012
Release Date:01 Apr 2012

Two Mediterranean Worlds

Diverging Paths of Globalization and Autonomy

Edited by Yassine Essid and William D. Coleman; Translated by Käthe Roth
UBC Press

Globalization includes complex processes, easy to identify butdifficult to explain. Why, for instance, are globalizing processes sounevenly distributed between poor and wealthy countries? What effectdoes this uneven distribution have on the everyday lives of ordinarypeople?

The contributors to this volume find answers to these questions inthe Mediterranean, a region divided between the relatively wealthypeople of the north shore, who are engaged with Europe and modernized,and their poorer neighbours to the south, who strive daily to meet thesame standards of living and modes of governance as their moreWesternized neighbours to the north. In these two regions, divergenthistories, economies, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, educationsystems, and political structures lead to explanations for unevenglobalization and disparities in the achievement of individual andcollective autonomy, in the Mediterranean region and around theworld.

These illuminating case studies show that globalization for thepeople of North Africa and the Near East has precipitated both a desireto build stronger ties with an ever-wary Europe and a search forindividual and collective autonomy, particularly in the cultural realm.The seeds of discontent sown by these struggles underpin thedemonstrations for political autonomy that sparked the Arab Spring.

This book will appeal to students and scholars of globalization,
politics, and sociology and to anyone interested in the future of
democracy in the Mediterranean and the Near East.

Yassine Essid is an expert on the history ofIslamic economic thought and on the history and place of Islam in NorthAfrica and the Middle East. William D. Coleman hasoverseen the writing of the books in the Globalization and AutonomySeries. He carries out research on different theories aboutglobalization and on global governance.

Contributors: Mongi Bahloul, Samouel Béji, HoudaBen Hassen, Almudena Hasan Bosque, Lotfi Bouzaïane, Abdeljabbar Bsaies,Faika Charfi, Hachmi Dhaou, Yassine Essid, Sonia Fellous, Amado A.Millán Fuertes, Nizard Jouini, Rulof Kerkhoff, Myriem Lakhoua, LatifaLakhdhar, Jihen Malek, Paula Durán Monfort, Rim Ben Ayed Mouelhi,Olivia Orozco de la Torre, Fatma Sarraj, François Zabbal, and SamehZouari.

Preface to Series / Preface to the English Edition

Introduction / Yassine Essid and William D. Coleman

Part 1: Adapting and Integrating -- Governing inGlobalization

1  Globalization, Governance, and Autonomy / AbdeljabbarBsaies

2  Globalization, Autonomy, and the Euro-Mediterranean Space:The Issues of Regional Cooperation and the Challenges of Sovereignty /Faika Charfi and Sameh Zouari

Part 2: Globalization in the Great Texts

‘Asabiyya, Market, and Society: TheContemporary Relevance of Ibn Khaldun’s Vision of Social Change /Olivia Orozco de la Torre

4 Transmission of Texts and Globalization of Knowledge:Inter-religious Dialogue in Castile in the Fifteenth Century /Sonia Fellous

Part 3: Religions and Globalization

5  Islam: Globalization, Autonomy, and Internationality /Mohamed Yassine Essid

6  Muslim Women in the Mediterranean Region: DiscriminatoryAutonomy / Latifa Lakhdhar

Part 4: Cultural Autonomy -- Music and Food

7  Local Tunisian Music and Globalization: Between MusicalAutonomy and Commercial Autonomy / Myriem Lakhoua

8  Globalization and Food Autonomy in the Mediterranean Region/ Amado A. Millán Fuertes

9  The Fuentes de Ebro Sweet Onion: Autonomy throughGlobalization / Rulof Kerkhoff

10  Globalization of Food Practices in Amman / AlmudenaHasan Bosque

11  Food Globalization and Autonomy Strategies: The Case ofMeat in Tunisia / Paula Durán Monfort

Part 5: Cultural Autonomy -- Languages andEducation

12  Globalized Literature and Autonomy: The Arabic Novel in theWest / François Zabbal

13  The Use of English in North Africa: From Globalization toAutonomy / Mongi Bahloul

14  Globalization, Autonomy, and Higher Education: The Frenchand Tunisian Cases / Houda Ben Hassen

Part 6: Globalization and Autonomy -- The EconomicQuestion

15  The Economics of Globalization and Autonomy in theMediterranean Region / Lotfi Bouzaïane

16  Globalization and Autonomy in the Mediterranean Region: TheRoles of the Main Stakeholders / Rim Ben Ayed Mouelhi

17  The Challenge of Financial Globalization in Countries Southof the Mediterranean Basin / Samouel Béji

18  Industrial Policy in the Mediterranean Region andCapacities for Autonomy in a Context of Globalization / JihenMalek

19  The South Mediterranean Countries and Economic Opening: TheState of Affairs / Nizard Jouini

20  The Mediterranean and Outsourcing / FatmaSarraj


21  Globalization and Autonomy: The Individual in the Maghreb /Interview with Dr. Hashmi Dhaoui


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