Two Mediterranean Worlds

Diverging Paths of Globalization and Autonomy

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

  • Published: 2012. Paperback 2013
  • Subject Listing: Politics
  • Bibliographic information: 352 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: US rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Contents

Observers and students of globalization struggle with two questions. Why are globalizing processes so unevenly distributed between poor and wealthy countries? What effect does this uneven distribution have on the everyday lives of ordinary people?

The contributors to this volume find answers to these questions in the Mediterranean, a region divided between the relatively wealthy people of the north shore, who are engaged with Europe and modernized, and their poorer neighbours to the south, who strive daily to meet the same standards of living and modes of governance as their more Westernized neighbours to the north. In these two regions, divergent histories, economies, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, education systems, and political structures lead to explanations for uneven globalization and disparities in the achievement of individual and collective autonomy, in the Mediterranean region and around the world.

These illuminating case studies show that globalization for the people of North Africa and the Near East has precipitated both a desire to build stronger ties with an ever-wary Europe and a search for individual and collective autonomy, particularly in the cultural realm. The seeds of discontent sown by these struggles underpin the demonstrations for political autonomy that sparked the Arab Spring.
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 Bouza•ane, 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, FranŤois 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

3 '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. Milln Monfort

Part 5: Cultural Autonomy - Languages andEducation

12 Globalized Literature and Autonomy: The Arabic Novel in theWest / FranŤois 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 Bouza•ane

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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