From North Africa to Latin America and Back: Comparative Findings and Theoretical Reflections

  title={From North Africa to Latin America and Back: Comparative Findings and Theoretical Reflections},
  author={Irene Weipert-Fenner and Jonas Wolff},
Taking the different case studies of the book together, one general observation stands out: Key agents of socioeconomic contention, including movements by organized labor and the unemployed that were important in the run-up to the uprisings and that saw their political opportunities open up in the immediate aftermath of the revolutions, have since been effectively marginalized as political actors. The concluding chapter reflects on the causes of this weakness of socioeconomic contention by… Expand
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