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Values, Political Action, and Change in the Middle East and the Arab Spring

Mansoor Moaddel and Michele J. Gelfand


The central theme of this volume is change; its causes, consequences, and processes. The authors use diverse frameworks to analyze nationally representative sample data from Middle Eastern and North African countries. Their objectives are (a) to understand cross-national variation and trends in values and perceptions, and the extent to which this variation is affected by age; (b) to assess the empirical correlates of different modalities of change, lay perspectives on development and morality as well as people’s varying understanding of the meanings of traditional and modern family; (c) to emp ... More

Keywords: Arab Spring, autocratic recidivism, cross-national variation, Middle East and North Africa

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190269098
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269098.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mansoor Moaddel, editor
Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park

Michele J. Gelfand, editor
Professor of Psychology and Distinguished University Scholar Teacher, University of Maryland, College Park

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Section I Changes in Values and the Arab Spring

Section II Perspectives on ChangeDevelopment and Modernization

Chapter 5 Lay Accounts of “Modern” and “Traditional” Family in Greater Cairo

Kathryn M. Yount, Arland Thornton, Sohair Mehanna, and Shilpa N. Patel

Section III Social-Scientific Perspectives on Collective Action, Political Engagement, and Voting Behavior

Chapter 6 The Roots of Political Activism in Six Muslim-Majority Nations

Nancy J. Davis, Robert V. Robinson, and Tom VanHeuvelen

Chapter 9 Autocratic Recidivism

Andrzej Nowak, Michele J. Gelfand, Wojciech Borkowski, and Arie Kruglanski

Section IV Basic Methodological Issues in the Study of Values

Chapter 10 Best Practices

Julie de Jong and Linda Young-DeMarco

Chapter 11 An Analysis of Subjective Culture in the Middle East

Janetta Lun, Michele J. Gelfand, C. Bayan Bruss, Lily Assaad, Zeynep Aycan, Munqith M. Dagher, and Abdel-Hamid Abdel-Latif

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