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Potential Effects of the Arab Spring

Gorgulu, Mehmet Emre (2012): Potential Effects of the Arab Spring. Published in: I. International Interdisciplinary Social Inquiry Conference Abstract Book (22 June 2012)

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Even though the name is Arab Spring, neither the protests nor the effects of them seem to remain confined just to the Arab world. The reason for that is simple; increasing globalization. Due to our present world of globalization and the opportunities that it presents, the wave of protests have easily crossed the borders and spread from North African deserts to the Arabian Peninsula and even to Israel within a very short span of time. Inspiration led demands have ranged from reformative acts to government overthrows, leaving the region within turmoil of large scale. The significance of the Arab Spring lies in the natural-resource-rich geopolitical importance of the region. Thus, like the protests themselves, their effects have made and are yet making a tremendous impact. Therefore, this paper attempts to explore the potential effects of the Arab Spring and endeavors to give an insight into the politics of the region.

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