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Eastern Countries in the Context of Modern World Processes : Social-Political, Economical, Ethno-confessional and Socio-cultural Problems Eastern Countries in the Context of Modern World Processes : Social-Political, Economical, Ethno-confessional and Socio-cultural Problems

Eastern Countries in the Context of Modern World Processes : Social-Political, Economical, Ethno-confessional and Socio-cultural Problems

Compilator: Olga Bibikova, Nina Tsvetkova

Moskva, 2013, 232 pages

ISBN: 978-5-89282-573-3; 978-5-906233-42-4

The book is of interdisciplinary character. It analyses evolution events of “Arab spring”. Russian, Western and Chinese positions in relation to “Arab spring” developments and the role of Internet in them are under considera-tion. Production of goods and services in Information and Communication Technologies sphere, spreading of mobile telephony and Internet in Eastern countries, problems of Arab content development are analysed too. Urbanis-tic issues in new informational epoch are discussed. The part, dealing with ethno-confessional topics, gives great attention to the state of the Muslims in Europe – Austria, Slovakia, and Czechia, migrant workers from Central Asia in Moscow. Problems of alawis in Syria are analysed as the most important factor in contemporary conflicts in this country. The essay on the history of “Ahmadiyah” community is presented. The part devoted to culture and relig-ion in multiethnic society dwells on the problems of Muslim exegesis con-nected with Sufism, evolution of family institution in Iran, and consequences of introduction of Sharia legal proceedings in North-West provinces of Paki-stan.

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