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The Arab Revolutions Seven Years On: The State of Social Movements in Egypt and Syria
Social movements in Egypt and Syria played a central role in sparking the 2011 revolutions. Yet, despite their profound influence, they have since been sidelined. How was social movement influenced by a restricted political sphere in Egypt and by the militarization of the revolution in Syria?
Nadine Abdalla
Arab Revolutions and Political Participation: New Patterns, Divergent Trajectories, and Different Negotiation Abilities
Arab revolutions have created new opportunities for political and social participation, and for the negotiation of rights. The revolutions themselves became factors in political and social development and engines for greater social change, even if such change was later curtailed.
Nadine Abdalla