Economy: the root of the uprising
The events of the Arab Spring have not only profound political implications but also have significance for the economies of the Middle East and their trading partners. In the short run the political uncertainty and lack of law and order has damaged economic activity, but in the long term the Arab Spring could prove beneficial for the region which has seriously underperformed other emerging markets. How can partners such as the United Kingdom help ensure a positive economic outcome from the Arab Spring rather than continuing economic meltdown if domestic turbulence continues?
Arab Spring , Middle East , Islamic finance , Economic grievance , Economic growth
Wilson, Rodney. (2011). Economy: the root of the uprising. In Conservative Middle East Council (Ed.), The Arab Spring: implications for British policy (pp. 49-52). London: Conservative Middle East Council.
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