Economic and Social Dynamics beyond the “Arab Awakening”
The comprehension of the current turmoil through the paradigm of democratic transition allows only a partial comprehension of the different national political situations in which the turmoil is taking place, as well of the instances expressed by the protesters. Moreover it offers biased elements for orienting the policy making, both at national and international levels.
The research program proposed by T.wai, jointly with its French (FASOPO) and Moroccan (CM2S and CESEM) partners, aims at focusing on economic and social roots of the different contentious situations, as a manner for bridging the gap between the claims of the protesters (deeply socio-economical) and the responses of policy making (mainly focusing on the constitutional and institutional design).
A fieldwork blog will be soon available for hosting the ongoing researches and initiatives under this program.
Among our partners' initiatives of interest for the research program, see:
FASOPO, Conférence: Printemps arabes en Tunisie, au Maroc et en Mauritanie: où en sont les revendications sociales?
REASOPO, Conference: Printemps arabes: mythes et fictions
CESEM & CM2S, Research seminar: Mouvements sociaux et acteurs économiques. Une approche politique des rapports de force.