What Do ‘The People’ Want? Form and Substance in Democracy and Social Justice

Andrea Teti, Pamela Abbott, Valeria Talbot, Paolo Maria Leo Cesare Maggiolini

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This chapter addresses five questions: what were the drivers of the 2011 Uprisings?; what do citizens see as the main challenges facing their country?; do they want democracy and if yes what kind of democracy?; what type of government do they think will deliver on their priorities?; and do they trust their governments to deliver on their priorities? The main conclusions are: citizens see economic factors and corruption as the main driver of the Uprisings and the main challenge facing their country in 2016; while for democracy seen as the best system of government and compatible with Islam what they want is social-democratic democracy; democracy is not necessarily seen as the only type of government that can deliver on their demands; and there is little trust that governments will deliver. The discontent that drove the Uprisings is still evident indicating that further mass protests cannot be ruled out.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteDemocratisation against Democracy. How EU Foreign Policy Fails the Middle East
EditorAbbot Pamela, Talbot Valeria, Maggiolini Paolo, Teti Andrea
Numero di pagine29
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2020

Serie di pubblicazioni



  • Arab Uprisings
  • Authoritarianism
  • Democracy
  • Inclusive society
  • Islam and democracy
  • Trust


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