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Social Justice & Development Policy in the Arab World

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Research Report

الحركة العمالية والنقابية والبحث عن العدالة الاجتماعية في فلسطين المحتلة
أيمن عبد المجيد، باحث ومنسق وحدة المسوح، مركز دراسات التنمية، جامعة برزيت
رانيا أبو غبوش، باحثة إحصائية واقتصادية​

The Trade Union Movement in Egypt in Light of the 2011 Uprising: Cooptation, Containment and Limits of Resistance
Nadine Abdalla​, Research Associate, Arab Forum for Alternative Studies, Cairo
English ||| Arabic

عمال ونقابات... بلا حركة
نبيل عبدو وفرح قبيسي وربيع فخري

الحركة النقابية العربية :آفاق بحثية - دراسة إقليمية
غسان صليبي

​الحركة العمالية والنقابية والبحث عن العدالة الاجتماعية في الجزائر
زبيري حسين

​Linking Economic Change With Social Justice In Mar Mikhael
Lisa Gerbal, Nicolas Hrycaj, Camille Lavoipierre, Marissa Potasiak

Poverty, Inequality and Social Protection in Lebanon
Nupur Kukrety & Sarah Al-Jamal

Relative Deprivation and Politics in the Arab Uprisings
Asya el-Meehy, Ph.D. IFI Affiliated Scholar

This study seeks to assess the relative weights of economic and political grievances across the uprisings in Bahrain, Egypt, and Tunisia. Highlighting the unique shared role of middle class youth, it contends that these constituencies have suffered from relative deprivation, despite deliberate efforts by authoritarian regimes to shield them through new targeted social protection initiatives. Nonetheless, economic grievances were not always the primary driving dynamic of protests and the importance of the middle classes has varied compared to the roles of the poor, labor, and pro-democracy movements. Unlike Tunisia, the cases of Bahrain and Egypt exhibit higher influence of political grievances in triggering collective action at the initial stages. The hypothesis derived from the analysis is that splits among core elite groups are instrumental in politicizing middle class youth as well as creating space for their mobilization around demands for democratic change.


Conference Report

Creative Economy, Social Justice and Urban Strategies:
The Case of Mar Mikhael

Marieke Krijnen, PhD candidate at the University of Ghent


Urban Inequalities and Poverty in Lebanon What can be learned from the Social Market Economy? | Conference Report
Leila Kabalan

Policy Brief

Poverty and Social Protection in Lebanon
Sarah Al-Jamal and Rachel Eichholz

English ||| Arabic


Working Paper

#41: Politics of Coincidence: The Harak Confronts its “Peoples”​
Carole Kerbage, Researcher at the Issam Fares Institute, AUB
English |||​ Arabic

#40: Rethinking Shared Space:The case of Nabaa Neighborhood, Bourj Hammoud
Rouba Dagher, Graduate of the Master’s Program in Urban Design, AUB
Petra Samaha, Graduate of the Master’s Program in Urban Design, AUB

Social Justice and the Arab Uprisings
Amaney A. Jamal, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics, Princeton University
Michael Robbins, Project Director, Arab Barometer



The Neopatrimonial State and the Arab Spring
Adib Nehme, Regional Advisor at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
June 2016

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