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The Resource Eruptions of popular anger : the economics of the Arab Spring and its aftermath, Elena Ianchovichina

Eruptions of popular anger : the economics of the Arab Spring and its aftermath, Elena Ianchovichina

Label
Eruptions of popular anger : the economics of the Arab Spring and its aftermath
Title
Eruptions of popular anger
Title remainder
the economics of the Arab Spring and its aftermath
Statement of responsibility
Elena Ianchovichina
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sets out to answer three puzzles-- the "Arab inequality" puzzle of civil uprisings in countries with low-to-moderate and stagnant economic inequality, the "unhappy development" paradox of increasing dissatisfaction at a time of moderate-to-rapid development, and the paradox of political violence in middle-income countries. The book's empirical investigation rules out high and rising inequality as a reason for the Arab Spring uprisings. It shows that the real problem was the erosion in middle-class incomes and the growing dissatisfaction with the quality of life, the shortage of formal sector jobs, and corruption. Frustration was particularly high among the young, educated, middle-class residents in urban areas. The old social contract, which had delivered development results in the past and under which Arab governments provided public-sector jobs and subsidized services in return for subdued voice, was unsustainable and malfunctioning. The public sector could no longer be the employer of choice, but the private sector did not generate enough formal sector jobs, because of distortions that constrained its growth and policies that offered advantages to a few firms with political connections, limiting competition and private investment. The breakdown in the social contract increased the premium on freedom and created impetus for political change. This report shows that the Arab Spring revolutions and the subsequent spread of violence and civil wars in the post-Arab Spring Middle East and North Africa region can be traced to the broken social contract, institutional weaknesses, and regional divisions in societies polarized along ethnic and sectarian lines. The Arab Spring and its aftermath indicate the need for a new social contract under which governments promote private-sector job creation, design public services in a way that holds providers accountable to beneficiaries, and promote inclusion and good governance
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YDX
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Ianchovichina, Elena
Dewey number
909/.097492708312
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
MENA development report
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  • Arab Spring, 2010-
  • Arab countries
  • Arab countries
  • Equality
  • Labor market
Label
Eruptions of popular anger : the economics of the Arab Spring and its aftermath, Elena Ianchovichina
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1018457353
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781464811531
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1018457353
Label
Eruptions of popular anger : the economics of the Arab Spring and its aftermath, Elena Ianchovichina
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1018457353
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781464811531
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1018457353

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