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Author Ghanem, Hafez, author.

Title The Arab Spring five years later / Hafez Ghanem.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2016]

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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Volume 1. Toward greater inclusiveness -- Volume 2. Case studies.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 03, 2016).
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.
Mohamed Bouazizi's 2010 death in Tunisia became the catalyst for revolts throughout the Middle East. 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. The author advised 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.
Subject Arab Spring (2010- ) (OCoLC)fst01896290
Arab Spring, 2010-
Arab countries -- History -- 21st century.
HISTORY -- World.
Arab countries. (OCoLC)fst01240128
Government - Asia.
Government - Non-U.S.
Law, Politics & Government.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Ghanem, Hafez. Arab Spring five years later. Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2016-] 9780815727187 (DLC) 2015040104
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