By Bassam Tibi (auth.)
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One should be reminded of the non-political, somewhat cultural tensions among the Arabs themselves arising from intensified mobility (migration without integration). In the future. the Pan-Arab link is likely to occur in various forms of regional and sub-regional cooperation "7 while maintaining the sovereignty of the participating state. In re-a~sessing Arab nationalism, we can conclude that this ideology has proved to be a myth inasmuch as it was oriented toward the political utopia of a United Arab State.
The spread of the idea was linked to the globalisation of the European international system of sovereign states. 17 IV The crisis of the Ottoman Empire, as well as the crisis of modern Islam ,78 is clearly related to this globalisation process. The crisis of the Ottoman Empire can be dealt with on both an external and an internal level of analysis. Externally the Ottoman Empire could not meet the challenge of the European scientific, industrial and technological civilisation. This is the historical background of the 'Eastern Question ' dealt with by Carl Brown in an interesting monograph.
It was hoped that Pan-Arab nationalist rhetoric 24 Arab Nationalism: A Critical Enquiry would be replaced by a new enlightened outlook. However, the myth of an Arab nation has been replaced by another one: it is the myth of Islamic universalism whose claims are incompatible with the structural realities of the present world of nation-stales. This new myth is based on the revived idea of worldwide Islamic community, al-umma al-Islamiyya, combined with the concept din wa daw/a (the divine state order).
Arab Nationalism: Between Islam and the Nation-State by Bassam Tibi (auth.)