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Economical, Social, Political, Ethno-confessional Problems of Eastern Countries Economical, Social, Political, Ethno-confessional Problems of Eastern Countries
Economical, Social, Political, Ethno-confessional Problems of Eastern Countries Economical, Social, Political, Ethno-confessional Problems of Eastern Countries

Economical, Social, Political, Ethno-confessional Problems of Eastern Countries

Editor: Olga Bibikova, Nina Tsvetkova

Institut vostokovedeniya RAN, Czentr strategicheskoj kon``yunktury`

Moskva, 2014, 254 pages

ISBN: 978-5-89282-617-4

The collection of articles is of interdisciplinary character. Some papers are devoted to BRICS countries: evolution of the organization, its geopolitical significance, cooperation of BRICS with African countries, interaction of mining industry of BRICS countries. Prospects of economic growth of BRICS Asian countries, development in them the sphere of Information and Communication Technologies, the place of their major companies in ICT production sphere are analysed in this book. The issues of Islamic sector evolution in SEA countries’ economy, two methods of agricultural production – labor saving and land saving are under consideration. Great attention is paid to the problems of urbanization. The book also presents the articles about ethno-confessional questions in Eastern countries, in particular, materials on relations between Sunni majority and Shia minority in Saudi Arabia, as well as the history of mutual relations between Christians and Muslims under the conditions of “color revolutions” in Arab states. Important place is devoted to the little-studied problem of the Moriscos – descendants of Iberian Peninsula population during Arab presence in this part of Europe. The authors also touch upon the issues of Arab nationalism, secular opposition in Tunisia and Arab-Muslim communities having been formed in European countries over the last 30 – 40 years.

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