Accession Number : ADA501526


Title :   Highlighting Effects of Current Globalization Tenets, Namely Democracy, Capitalism, and Cultural Transformation, on the Arab Islamic Middle East


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Richardson, Jr, David L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a501526.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 137


Abstract : This thesis examines the status of globalization in the Middle East, specifically with respect to three major elements of globalization: politics, economics, and culture. The thesis discusses the importance and difficulties of fostering the conditions that would facilitate the acceptance of globalization by Islamic Arabs in the Middle East, thus increasing the region's prosperity and stability. The thesis also addresses the compatibility of Islamic Arabs in the Middle East with current globalization trends. Acknowledging that Middle Eastern globalization is a fairly large subject to cover, the author has narrowed the scope of the research to answer the following question: Will the acceptance of democracy, capitalism, and cultural change by Arab Islamic Middle Eastern societies increase the prosperity and stability of the region, and will it bring to light the obstacles that stand in the way of such progress? The thesis includes a case study that compares and contrasts how Saudi Arabia and Qatar have dealt with the threats and opportunities of economic globalization, and a final section devoted to a history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The periods of conflict covered are Pre-20th Century, British Directive Period (1920-1948), United Nations Partition (1948-2000), and the 21st Century and the Second Intifada (2000-Present).


Descriptors :   *ISLAM , *GLOBALIZATION , *CAPITALISM , *ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT , *CULTURE , *DEMOCRACY , *ARABS , *MIDDLE EAST , TERRORISM , PALESTINIANS , SAUDI ARABIA , ISRAELIS , QATAR , CONFLICT , HISTORY , BARRIERS , CASE STUDIES , THESES , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , DIPLOMACY , ISRAEL , STABILITY


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE