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Young Generation Awakening – Economics, Society, and Policy on the Eve of the Arab Spring - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Young Generation Awakening: Economics, Society, and Policy on the Eve of the Arab Spring

Edward A. Sayre and Tarik M. Yousef


This book examines the conditions of youth in the Middle East and North Africa region on the eve of the Arab Spring, in an effort to document the causes of continued youth exclusion from these countries’ economies and the factors that enabled the uprisings that swept the region in 2011. Recently, several microdata sets have become available that better allow researchers to understand the socioeconomic conditions of Arab youth in 2009, 2010, and early 2011 as the Arab Spring began unfolding. The chapters in this book use micro-level surveys to explore the lives of young people in countries acro ... More

Keywords: Arab Spring, rebellion, Middle East and North Africa, youth exclusion, Arab youth, economic redistribution, educational outcomes, policy reforms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190224615
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190224615.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward A. Sayre, editor
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Southern Mississippi

Tarik M. Yousef, editor
Chief Executive Officer, Silatech, Doha, Qatar, and Nonresident Senior Fellow,, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, and Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy, American University in Beirut

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