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