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A graffiti tribute to the women of the Egyptian revolution on a wall in Cairo following the military attack in December 2011. (Nur Laiq)

Books - October 18, 2013

Talking to Arab Youth: Revolution and Counterrevolution in Egypt and Tunisia

Nur Laiq

 

 

A new IPI book maps the civic and political activism of youth in postrevolutionary Egypt and Tunisia. Who are the youth activists of Egypt and Tunisia? What are their ideas, and what types of action are they taking? As key protagonists of revolution in 2011, what capacity do they now have to sustain their political and civic engagement over the long term?

The book examines the competing narratives of the revolutions and the challenges of advancing the discourse of dignity and social justice in the face of heightened polarization and political turmoil.

Through a variety of interview-based case studies, the monograph charts the participation of youth in political parties and civil society organizations, and provides concrete examples of the obstacles they encounter as they seek to engage with the political system and their fellow citizens in Egypt and Tunisia today.

The author concludes with suggestions on how national and international stakeholders can engage with youth actors in the region to improve the chances for a consolidated transition to democracy.

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