The political economic pre-requisites of the 2011 Arab uprising. (c2015)

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dc.contributor.author Dagher, Khalil F.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-21T04:51:30Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-21T04:51:30Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-21
dc.date.submitted 2015-04-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2031
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 84-87). en_US
dc.description.abstract Popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt launched the Arab Spring in 2011. Many experts have tried to explain the root causes of these uprisings and predict their democratization prospects. This thesis claims that the economic dimension is the main cause of the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, and the Arab Spring more generally. Neoliberal economic policies adopted in the liberalization period in Tunisia and Egypt constituted a failed state-led development paradigm. The economies of both countries achieved positive growth rates over years, yet sustainable development was not reached. In addition, authoritarian governance facilitated the emergence of crony capitalism, where rent derived from economic growth did not trickle down to all social structures. The adopted development model was linked to the global economy through political and economic channels, which translated continuous cyclical economic downturns. The thesis also proposes policy recommendations for a new development paradigm in the Arab world. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Arab Spring, 2010- -- Economic aspects en_US
dc.subject Tunisia -- Economic conditions -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Egypt -- Economic conditions -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Tunisia -- Politics and government -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Egypt -- Politics and government -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Protest movements -- Egypt -- History -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Protest movements -- Tunisia -- History -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The political economic pre-requisites of the 2011 Arab uprising. (c2015) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle the cases of Tunisia and Egypt en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200701510 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.author.commembers Dr. Diala Ammar
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: ix, 87 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Bassel Salloukh
dc.keywords Arab Spring en_US
dc.keywords Economic Crises en_US
dc.keywords Neoliberalism en_US
dc.keywords Demography en_US
dc.keywords Youth en_US
dc.keywords Employment en_US
dc.keywords Development Paradigm en_US
dc.keywords Tunisia en_US
dc.keywords Egypt en_US
dc.keywords Governance Models en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2015.7 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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