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Pan-Arabism

“Pan-Arabism” is a movement the objective of which is the unification of Arab peoples and nations. This is a modern cultural trend with political finalities, arising as an answer to colonialism and the West’s involvement in the Arab world..

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The Honor Code

Appeals to personal honor often seem to belong to the past, conjuring images of gentlemen in wigs dueling at dawn; or worse, of blood-soaked Achaeans storming the walls of Troy.

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Other

The process resulting in the definition of one’s own identity – hence an “us” – in an oppositional manner by, explicitly or implicitly comparing ourselves with “others”, is considered a universal movement in every society.

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Revolution

Though its semantic origins are pre-modern, revolution has been a fundamental category of the interpretation of modern times.

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Democracy

In the Greek polis the meaning of the term “democracy” implied the government of a vast majority of the people, the “plebs”, as opposed to the aristocracy.

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Reset
A month of ideas.
Giancarlo Bosetti Editor-in-chief
Association for dialogue and intercultural understanding
Resetdoc Videos
IT Friday, 30 September 2011

My experience in changing the untouchable: women's rights in Muslim societies

Nouzha Guessous, Moroccan activist

Many women were in the front lines of protests during the Arab spring, says the feminist Nouzha Guessus, co-promotor of the Mudawana, the new progressive Moroccan family law. Moroccan women have fought against authoritarianism and lack of freedom, for democracy and to improve the economic situation, but now they are afraid that the right to an equal treatment and the right to be citizens will be once again forgotten. Nouzha Guessous speaks to Resetdoc during the Istanbul Seminars 2011.


Filmmaker: Nikolai Eberth
Producer: Nina zu Fürstenberg

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