Morocco

Globalization and Its Consequences

By Shana Cohen, Larabi Jaidi

© 2006 – Routledge

182 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Cohen and Jaidi trace the development of contemporary Morocco in the Islamic world of North Africa, which is currently at the forefront of the clash between Western-style development and the politicized Islam that now pervades the Arab world.

By applying globalization theory to detailed accounts of everyday life in an Arab society, the book is uniquely suited to students. Morocco in particular is a good place to look at this extremely important confrontation. It is among the most liberalized Islamic states, yet it is also in the midst of a revival of politicized Islam, which has its own globalizing agenda. The authors detail how this clash pervades Moroccan culture and society, and what it can tell us about the effects of globalization on the Arab world. Morocco is extremely close to the West in terms of physical proximity, and it is a favoured spot for Western tourists. Yet its closest neighbours in social terms are Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia, all of which have directly experienced the effects of politicized Islam in the last quarter century.

Table of Contents

1. Morocco in the Arab World 2. Pre-Protectorate, Colonial, and Post-Colonial Morocco 3. Global Market Integration 4. Confronting Living Conditions 5. Intellectual Debate and Social Malaise. Conclusion: Evaluating Development and Globalization

About the Authors

Shana Cohen is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at George Washington University.

Larabi Jaidi is a Professor at Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco.

About the Series

Global Realities

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General