Youth in the Middle East
El Taraboulsi, Sherine N.
While some of MENA’s recent macro-economic and political developments have created further obstacles for the region’s youth, young peoples’ responses to these constraints have differed remarkably. As such, the process by which we expand our understanding of young people should be informed by a wider perspective: the aspirations of youth and their senses of identity as well as the economic and political contexts that confront them. How individuals manage the challenges they face, and how youth mobilize collectively to deal with those overarching constraints faced in the region, are likely influenced by diverse factors related to their gendered, national, urban, tribal, cultural, and religious differences. To explore the underlying causes and consequences of these complexities, CIRS launched a multi-disciplinary research initiative in collaboration with Silatech, a Doha-based and youth-oriented social initiative organization. As many of the region’s youth are contending with the effects of social and economic exclusion, this research explores the ways in which youth manage and respond to various socioeconomic and political constraints across the region, as well as the potentials of policy to support various aspects of youth’s lives. Additionally, this research initiative examines the ways in which Middle Eastern youth collectively regenerate a new consciousness and forge novel methods of mobilization. The original research papers produced as part of this initiative will be published as a special issue of The Muslim World in 2017.
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Hassan, Islam; Dyer, Paul (Wiley Blackwell, 2017-01)This special issue of The Muslim World studies the state of Middle Eastern youth, focusing on the ways in which their experiences continue to shape their worldviews and their priorities. The contribution of this special ...
Kamrava, Mehran; Foran, John; Sika, Nadine; Al-Arian, Abdullah A.; Hamid, Shadi; Arjomand, Said Amir; Hashemi, Nader; Duboc, Marie; Korany, Bahgat; Abu-Rish, Ziad; Lucas, Russell E.; Mecham, Quinn; Juneau, Thomas; Haddad, Bassam; Vandewalle, Dirk (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2013)
Hashemi, Manata (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2015-10-28)Disproportionate levels of youth unemployment and economic marginalization in the Middle East have prompted many regional observers to conclude that socioeconomically disadvantaged Middle Eastern youth are more prone to ...