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The Arab Spring five years later, Hafez Ghanem

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The Arab Spring five years later
Title
The Arab Spring five years later
Statement of responsibility
Hafez Ghanem
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The dilemma felt by Arab youth was captured in Tunisia by the selfimmolation in 2010 of Mohamed Bouazizi, who was frustrated by restrictions on his small street-vending business. His death became the catalyst for revolts throughout the Middle East. The frustration had been building for some time: large segments of society were denied economic progress, while the middle class was squeezed, and governments had cut back on services and public employment. Since the series of uprisings began, the debate in Arab countries has focused almost exclusively on politics and questions of national identity. However, economic issues are driving the agenda, and real economic grievances must be addressed in order for the many transitions to succeed. Hafez Ghanem gives a thorough assessment of the Arab Spring, beginning with political developments since the revolutions and changes in the legal and institutional frameworks that affect economies. Arab economies grew at healthy rates before the revolts, but the benefits of economic growth were unfairly distributed. The politically connected reaped great benefits, while educated youth could not find decent jobs, and the poor and middle class struggled to make ends meet. Ghanem advises that Arab countries need to adopt new economic policies and programs that enhance inclusiveness, expand the middle class, and foster growth in undeveloped regions. Key elements include strengthening economic institutions, developing small businesses, reforming the education system to better prepare Arab youth for the modern labor market, promoting gender equality with the objective of raising female labor market participation rates, and setting up programs for rural and regional development to reduce inequality and eliminate extreme poverty.--
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Ghanem, Hafez
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Arab Spring, 2010-
  • Arab countries
Label
The Arab Spring five years later, Hafez Ghanem
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Vol. 1
  • Toward greater inclusiveness -- Vol. 2
  • Case studies
Control code
FIEb17837443
Extent
2 volumes.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815727187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)929864212
Label
The Arab Spring five years later, Hafez Ghanem
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Vol. 1
  • Toward greater inclusiveness -- Vol. 2
  • Case studies
Control code
FIEb17837443
Extent
2 volumes.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815727187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)929864212

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