The Arab Uprisings in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia: Social, Political and Economic Transformations

Andrea Teti, Pamela Ann Abbott, Francesco Cavatorta

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Abstract

The Arab Uprisings were unexpected events of rare intensity in Middle Eastern history – mass, popular and largely non-violent revolts which threatened and in some cases toppled apparently stable autocracies. This volume provides in-depth analyses of how people perceived the socio-economic and political transformations in three case studies epitomising different post-Uprising trajectories – Tunisia, Jordan and Egypt – and drawing on survey data to explore ordinary citizens’ perceptions of politics, security, the economy, gender, corruption, and trust. The findings suggest the causes of protest in 2010-2011 were not just political marginalisation and regime repression, but also denial of socio-economic rights and regimes failure to provide social justice. Data also shows these issues remain unresolved, and that populations have little confidence governments will deliver, leaving post-Uprisings regimes neither strong nor stable, but fierce and brittle. This analysis has direct implications both for policy and for scholarship on transformations, democratization, authoritarian resilience and ‘hybrid regimes’.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages142
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9783319690445
ISBN (Print)9783319690438
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameReform and Transition in the Mediterranean
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

Keywords

  • Arab Uprisings
  • Human Rights
  • Democratization
  • Social and Economic Rights
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Tunisia
  • Corruption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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