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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12341–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123003
Published: 03 September 2019
..., and vice versa ( Hinnebusch 2015b , 12). Put simply, the self-immolation of Muhammad Bouazizi—the young, impoverished street vendor frustrated by joblessness—perhaps embodies Gurr’s, Olson’s, Huntington’s, and Hinnebusch’s arguments about the significance of socio-psychological factors, relative...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 11369–84 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.113004
Published: 03 September 2018
... struck by the young Mohammed Bouazizi to ignite the fire of the spontaneous civil revolt that was to engulf the whole country. When appraising the situation of the Tunisian economy before the revolution, it is noteworthy that for many Western countries, specialized observers, and international...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 104537–560 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1402482
Published: 01 October 2017
... protest for years before the outbreak of the 538 B. A. HOUGUA Arab Spring revolutions . It is true that the Arab capital did not ignite the spark of revolu- tion that started from the city of Bouazizi, but it did warmly embrace the protest. It would not have done so, in fact, had the psychological and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 82255–257 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1024920
Published: 01 April 2015
... of the real identity of Tarek, later known as Mohamed, Bouazizi (pp. 126 127). Hence, in both the cases of Egypt and Tunisia, different segments from all age groups and different socio-professional backgrounds have participated in the change process. This fact may somehow tone down Professor Cole s...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2013; 611–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.746198
Published: 01 January 2013
... relationality patriarchal connectivity father son Mohamed Bouazizi Hosni Mubarak Youth and the revolution in Egypt: what kinship tells us Zina Sawaf* Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland Studies of youth in Arab societies have tended to posit and explore their...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2012; 52198–213 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2012.668303
Published: 01 April 2012
... regime. But what Bouazizi did not see then is how Mohamed Bouazizi, who is from the same city as Mohsen Sidi Bouzid was alienated from the social structures to become, echoing Touraine s (1995) words, a subject: the driving force of a social movement. Mohamed s body, like that of other young...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2012; 54519–534 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2012.719104
Published: 01 October 2012
... extremity of factors interacting on the demographic front within the GCC. The first of these was the Arab uprisings that were sparked with the self- immolation of Al Bouazizi in December 2010 in Sidi Bouzaid which started a chain reaction that led to the toppling of leaders in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2012; 5154–67 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2012.645669
Published: 01 January 2012
... country, which ended on 17 January with the resignation of Ben Ali, was an obvious and much commented on cat- alyst for the Egyptian revolution. Throughout the first half of January, a number of Egyptians, following the example of Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi, set themselves on fire as a form of protest...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2011; 42244–256 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.573933
Published: 01 April 2011
... and poverty. The protests erupted in the town of Sidi Bouzid on December 17 when the police confiscated the merchandise of 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi, who immolated himself in protest over his treatment (al-Nahar, Beirut, 30 December 2010). Tunisian protests, turned into a Revolution (the Jasmine...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2011; 44501–523 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.628966
Published: 01 October 2011
... security apparatuses and the resulting tensions in addition to high unemployment rates, which are in fact higher than officially reported, and disproportio- nately so among the youth. Therefore, it was no surprise that Muhammad Bouazizi sparked the revolution and that the resulting wave was propagated...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2011; 42127–147 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.575106
Published: 01 April 2011
... hopelessness. But living is all about hope; and this is especially so among the young. The young who could not emigrate were caught in the syndrome of despair of Mohammad Bouazizi, the fruit vendor arrested by the police: immolate yourself or rise against those who deny you a decent existence; the cost of the...