Stanford Scholars of the Arab World

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Arab Studies Spotlight

The Middle East's Working Class Revolutions?
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Stanford's Joel Beinin recently published an article in The Nation concerning the effects of workers and labor movements on the Arab countries' revolutions of 2011.

"The success of the Arab Awakening movements correlates well with the strength of their labor contingents: the more workers involved, the more likely a democratic outcome. (There is a lesson here for American democracy as well.) But
workers have rarely demanded democracy in the abstract."

Check out the full article through Stanford SUNET access
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