Economic Inequality and Revolutions: A Survey of Socio-Economic Factors of the Arab Spring: Case of the Tunisian Revolution

MOHAMED, EL HACEN SIDI (2015) Economic Inequality and Revolutions: A Survey of Socio-Economic Factors of the Arab Spring: Case of the Tunisian Revolution. In: International Conference on Advances in Economics, Social Science and Human Behaviour Study - ESSHBS 2015, 21 - 22 February 2015, Hotel Lebua at State Tower.

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Abstract

The pro democracy revolution starting from Tunisia has swept many regional regimes since 2011. Because of the uprising, the status quo of political and economic structure of these states has been broken. In this study, the variables that fostered revolt in Tunisia are under the focal lens. Semi-structured interviews and content analysis have been adopted as tools to achieve the research objectives. Through analysis, it is found that though Tunisia has enjoyed good GDP and economic return over the years, yet the wealth remained in the hands of few and most of the people are left to face abject poverty and deprivation. Unemployment, corruption, human right violations and constrains on civil liberties have forced the people to rise against regime. Moreover information technology has played the role of facilitator, which was used by protestors to organize against government.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Civil liberties, income disparity, abject poverty, Revolution, Tunisia.
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 07 May 2019 10:59
Last Modified: 07 May 2019 10:59
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/2029

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