What civil society means in to Arab activists
What is it about?
This article is about what Arab activists find useful in working within civil society. Arab countries are often only seen within the lens of violence and instability but they are also home to myriad civil society organizations. This article is about why civil society is relevant and important to youth, women and citizens working to change their societies.
Why is it important?
This work comes after more than six years since the Arab Spring and it is important because it sheds light on efforts of activists that often go unseen. We know why revolutions may fail but we do not know why countless of activists decide to work within civil society organizations. The article focuses on the empirical validity of civil society across the region, something which remains not well understood especially after the Arab uprisings.
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