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Politics, Power and Resistance - Who Rules? Theories of Power - The Clash of Civilisation - Action for Change II: 21st Century Revolutions

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  • Page 2-6: Who Rules? Theories of Power Page 7-11: The Clash of Civilisation Page 12-16: Action for Change II: 21st Century Revolutions Page 17-18: Reference List Politics, Power and Resistance Mariah Abou Melhem 17475958
  • POWER! DING DING DING... FIGHT! (Turning Marx on His Head, 2013)
  • Power Separation Division of Class, Wealth and Economics (Movement Between Classes is Harder than One Thinks, 2012)
  • Powers Combined State is Bourgeoisie? (Keep it in the family, 2013)
  • Lets try another approach... Antonio Gramsci Neo-Marxist Communist: Regulated Power Apathy Optimistic Hegemonic Society Coercion Individual Power
  • ...and the winner is?? Marxist VS. Weber (The big fat pyramid, 2011).
  • The Clash of Civilizations People's cultural and religious identities will be the primary source of conflict. (Huntington, 1993, p.22)
  • Why Civilizations will Clash Civilization differences by history, language, culture, tradition and religion Development of technology and increase of interactions across the world Economic development and social change Civilization-consciousness: West. VS. Non-west The clash of civilisation works on both the micro and macro levels (Huntington, 1993, p. 26)
  • CLASH! Islamic civilization VS. Western values Law Pluralism Individualism Tradition Democracy
  • Positives and Negatives Positive = Freedom to do what you want = Accepting others customs Example: Accepting and understanding the Islamic veil (Niqab/Burka) Negative = Freedom from = No acceptance Example: Banning the Islamic veil (Niqab/Burka) Clash between two laws and cultures Attack of Freedom
  • Security (Hijab Protest 17 January, 2004). Acceptance (Multiculturalism a la carte, 2013). Rights (Shame on France Hijab is our Identity, 2012).
  • Action for Change II: 21st Century Revolutions (Tunisia: The leap into the unknown, 2013). THE ARAB SPRING
  • (Arab spring chess, 2012). Is it a game to you?
  • A break with repressive authoritarian and totalitarian regimes to pave the way towards an era of freedom, dignity and prosperity. (Bishara, 2013) Promise me!
  • Update status: What's on your mind? (How People in the Middle East Actually use Social Media., 2013).
  • Click Share! The barricades today do not bristle with bayonets and rifles, but with phones. (Beaumont, 2011).
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