Transforming the Economic Conversation in the Arab Region

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Omeira, M. (1). Transforming the Economic Conversation in the Arab Region. Al-Raida Journal, 8-16.


The Arab uprisings have laid bare the abyss between the rhetoric and reality of the dominant development paradigm in the region. It is widely agreed that socioeconomic discontent was a major cause of the uprisings. An early slogan raised at the start of the uprising in Tunisia was “employment is a right, you gang of thieves”. The slogan contrasted the denied universal right to employment with the actual accumulation of illicit privileges by a narrow minority.


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