The Arab Uprisings in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia

Social, Political and Economic Transformations

  • Andrea Teti
  • Pamela Abbott
  • Francesco Cavatorta

Part of the Reform and Transition in the Mediterranean book series (RTM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Andrea Teti, Pamela Abbott, Francesco Cavatorta
    Pages 1-25
  3. Andrea Teti, Pamela Abbott, Francesco Cavatorta
    Pages 27-54
  4. Andrea Teti, Pamela Abbott, Francesco Cavatorta
    Pages 55-79
  5. Andrea Teti, Pamela Abbott, Francesco Cavatorta
    Pages 103-122
  6. Andrea Teti, Pamela Abbott, Francesco Cavatorta
    Pages 123-140
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 141-142

About this book


The Arab Uprisings were unexpected events of rare intensity in Middle Eastern history – mass, popular and largely non-violent revolts which threatened and in some cases toppled apparently stable autocracies. This volume provides in-depth analyses of how people perceived the socio-economic and political transformations in three case studies epitomising different post-Uprising trajectories – Tunisia, Jordan and Egypt – and drawing on survey data to explore ordinary citizens’ perceptions of politics, security, the economy, gender, corruption, and trust. The findings suggest the causes of protest in 2010-2011 were not just political marginalisation and regime repression, but also denial of socio-economic rights and regimes failure to provide social justice. Data also shows these issues remain unresolved, and that populations have little confidence governments will deliver, leaving post-Uprisings regimes neither strong nor stable, but fierce and brittle. This analysis has direct implications both for policy and for scholarship on transformations, democratization, authoritarian resilience and ‘hybrid regimes’.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Andrea Teti
    • 1
  • Pamela Abbott
    • 2
  • Francesco Cavatorta
    • 3
  1. 1.University of AberdeenAberdeenUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of AberdeenAberdeenUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Laval UniversityQuébecCanada

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