Introduction and Organisation
event will include a seminar discussing the challenges and possibilities of the
decade after the Arab Spring.
Impacts of the Arab Spring
speaker states that the Arab Spring ushered in a new era of political and youth
activism in the Middle East and North Africa region. This period is
characterised by popular demands for more politically open governance.
Developments and Change
aftermath of the Arab Spring, some countries experienced regime change (e.g.
Egypt and Tunisia), while others did not (e.g. Bahrain) despite large-scale
demonstrations. It also discusses socio-economic challenges in the region and
their impact on protest and participation.
Democratisation and Autocratisation
countries, particularly Tunisia, democratisation processes have been observed
in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. However, over time, in some cases these
processes have been reversed and authoritarian tendencies have strengthened. In
this context, the dynamics between democratisation and autocratisation in the
region and the effects of these processes are discussed.
Looking to the Future and the Call
speaker discusses the changes in the region and their possible future
directions, while calling for open dialogue and cooperation with the audience
and other scholars.
History and Political Change in the Middle East and North Africa: The ability
to understand the impact of the Arab Spring on the region and to evaluate the
political changes in this process.
Role of Socioeconomic Factors: Understanding the impact of socioeconomic
problems in the region on social mobility and political change.
Democratisation and Autocratisation Processes: Ability to distinguish between
the processes of democratisation and autocratisation in the countries of the
region and to understand the causes and consequences of these processes.
Society and Political Participation: Evaluating the participation of civil
society in political processes and the possible effects of this participation
Critical Thinking and Analysis Skills: Analysing the arguments presented in the
activity, using critical thinking skills and forming their own opinions and