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Globalization and unrest on both sides of Mediterranean

Abstract : In the spring of 2011, large scale public demonstrations took place in several countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). At the same time, civil unrest caused massive demonstrations in European countries such as Spain, Greece, and Portugal. In this same period, northern and eastern European countries did not experience such massive and widespread social protests. Do both sides of the Mediterranean share the same mindset? Are common challenges and aspirations molding these protests? Without any desire to delineate the complex thread of motivations underlying these demonstrations and protests, we will analyze their socio-economic context using data from ILO reports, UNESCO-ESCWA reports, World Bank statistics and the Barro-Lee database. We will show that high unemployment rates among young educated people coincided with the weakening of legitimacy of national governments.
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Hugues Lagrange. Globalization and unrest on both sides of Mediterranean. 2015. ⟨hal-03557569⟩

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