Beyond the narrow focus on security concerns dominating debates on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), there is a dire need for local perspectives on the many pressing socio-economic and political challenges impacting the “youth” and broader societies in the region. This volume brings together such perspectives offered by eight outstanding young scholars from the region on a broad range of issues: from political activism, to women’s empowerment, from environmental challenges to unemployment, all paying attention to youth-inclusiveness. Their accounts highlight the need for policies that are human-centric and not merely state-centric, and for going beyond reproducing “politics as usual”, and instead responding to the changing problems and aspirations of societies with their younger and older cohorts.
Volume produced within the framework of the New-Med Research Network.
Editors: Lorenzo Kamel, Asli Selin Okyay
Authors: Tasnim Abderrahim, Ahmad Abdulla, Huda Alsahi, Manar Sarie, Semuhi Sinanoğlu, Bilal Sukkar, Ahmed G.S. Sukker, Abed Al Kareem Yehya
Details: Rome, Nuova Cultura, October 2018, 112 p.