11.01.2012 - The economics of the Arab spring
After emergency laws are lifted, constitutions are drafted, and elections are held, policymakers in the Middle East will be faced with a tough practical challenge: how to create economic opportunities for the region's teeming millions? Arab revolutions had a clear economic underpinning: they were fueled by poverty, unemployment, and lack of economic opportunity. At the heart of these uprisings is a search for social and economic justice. While political repression in the Middle East remains a subject of continuous discussion in media and academic circles, the scale and intensity of the region's economic repression has gone relatively unnoticed...........................................Full Article: Source
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