Consequences of Globalization for the Middle East Political Geography

  • Mostafa EntezarulmahdyEmail author
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Globalization is a complicated phenomenon, which has a variety of effects. It is a multidimensional phenomenon, and its influences extend to economic, social, political, legal, cultural, military, and technological actions. Therefore, it has influenced many dimensions of human life today. Globalization has paradigmatically shifted into regional–globalization theories. In the field of ethnicity, the globalization process can include different or even contradictory influences. With regard to ethnic variations, the Middle East is a very complicated example. The factor that dramatically dominates ethnicity (ethnic minorities) in the Middle East is the way its dispersion has occurred in the past. It is worth noting the vital role played by loss of awareness and intention in the dispersion of ethnicity in the Middle East. The principal question in this study is how globalization influences the political geography of the Middle East. The study findings, obtained by a descriptive analytical approach, reveal that through mitigation of the power of national regimes, political–ethnic conflicts, and cultural hegemony, globalization could pave the way for separatism, disintegration, and formation of new territories, and will dramatically vary the political geographic composition of the Middle East.


Globalization Ethnicity Middle East Political geography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Political Science Department, Robat Karim BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran

Section editors and affiliations

  • Paul Carnegie
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  1. 1.School of Government, Development & International AffairsThe University of the South PacificSuvaFiji

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