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The role of NGOs and civil society during the Arab awakening. The cases of Egypt and Tunisia

The aim of the present work is that to analyze the role covered by civil society’s organizations in the last few years before the beginning of the North African revolutions of 2011, and during the riots that led to the fall of the existing dictatorial regimes. The analysis focuses on the work of the most important national and international associations and groups in Tunisia and Egypt. By describing their history, composition, position and goals, the main purpose of this work is to understand and analyze the active role played by the organizations in preparing the ground for the revolution; in addition, the objective of the analysis is to have a closer look to the actions undertaken by the several national and international NGOs during the riots and after the end of the revolutions, namely during the first transitional phase still ongoing in Tunisia and Egypt. It also stresses the value of the activity of some individuals who have had a significant role in the revolutionary process.

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The role of NGOs and civil society during the Arab awakening. The cases of Egypt and Tunisia 9 INTRODUCTION Main purpose of this thesis he present work aims to analyze the role covered by the civil society’s organizations in the last few years before the beginning of the North African revolutions of 2011, and during the riots that led to the fall of the existing dictatorial regimes. The analysis focuses on the work of the most important national and international associations and groups in Tunisia and Egypt. By describing their history, composition, position and goals, the main purpose of this work is to understand and analyze the active role played by the organizations in preparing the ground for the revolution; in addition, the objective of the analysis is to have a closer look to the actions undertaken by the several national and international NGOs during the riots and after the end of the revolutions, namely during the first transitional phase still ongoing in Tunisia and Egypt. It also stresses the value of the activity of some individuals who have had a significant role in the revolutionary process. The authoritarian regimes In both cases the two countries have faced a long period of authoritarian government, which ended with a popular uprising that, within a few weeks, has been able to overthrow the former dictator. According to the definition given by the Spanish sociologist and political scientist José Juan Linz, an authoritarian regime is a political system “with limited, not responsible, political pluralism, without elaborate and guiding ideology, but with distinctive mentalities, without extensive nor intensive political mobilization, except at some points in his development, and in which a leader or occasionally a small group exercises power within formally ill- T

Tesi di Laurea Magistrale

Facoltà: Scienze Politiche

Autore: Matteo Viola Contatta »

Composta da 166 pagine.

 

Questa tesi ha raggiunto 353 click dal 17/09/2013.

 

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