22 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2012 Last revised: 2 Apr 2014
Date Written: July 20, 2012
Contemporary popular movements in the Middle East and North Africa convey uncertain implications of the nature and goals of the revolting masses and the possible consequences. However, on the ideological nature of the motivators there are contradicting factors. The socioeconomic motives and the totalitarian regime controlling those countries per se are provoking further implications. The focus of this study is an examination of some causes of a revolution. Prior studies have delineated dimensions of conflict behavior within nations in order to discover the variables most representative of internal conflict which necessitate elucidations of their theoretical significance. Characteristics of revolutions are presented with two possible causes of their changes in economic development and level of education are pointed at, regarding the extent of their association with certain characteristics of revolution. Regional differences are found which imply a fundamental distinction between at least two of the categories in their characteristics. That necessitates advancing hypotheses which are offered to account for some implications.
Keywords: Popular Movements, Revolts, Arab Spring, Revolutions, Totalitarians, Mismanagement, Bad Governance
JEL Classification: A00, A1, A10, A11, A12, A13, A14, A19, D7, D70, D71, P00, P1, P16
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Mohamed, Issam A.W. and Osman, Mohamed A., Readings in Totalitarianism, Civil Rights and Change in the Arab Spring (July 20, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2114198 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2114198