Second Paper

Choose one of the following questions and answer using examples from at least 1 and up to 3 Arab countries. There is no minimum or maximum number of sources, just remember to be creative and make an intellectual argument.

How important is/was Islam in the Arab Spring?
How important is/were social media in the Arab Spring?
How important is/was constitutions in the Arab Spring?
How important is/was the ‘West’ in the Arab Spring?


  • 3-4 pages long
  • 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced
  • For citations, you may use whatever style with which you are most comfortable (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc…) but please be consistent and make sure to cite all sources. Also you must include page numbers for your citations. A helpful guide can be found on The Purdue Research and Citations Guide here:

Due Date: March 10th, 2014 at midnight

  • Delivery: all papers must be delivered electronically by midnight of the due date. Late delivery will incur lower grades.


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