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FY 2016/2017 Research Topic: A-1-1
Aftermath of the Arab Spring: New Social Security Policy Trends and Changing Inter-state Relations (Dissolution of the Nation-state Model in the Middle East — Possibility of a New Regional Order (II) Group 1)


In this study, we compare the current social protection policies in the Arab region, especially in the post Arab Spring period. We argue that behind the wave of demonstrations there was a strong demand for improvements to social protection programs among young people in those countries. If post Arab Spring governments succeeded in responding to those demands, we had expected social stability in those countries. However, as we notice today, most of the post Arab Spring countries suffer from even worse social insecurity. We will analyze how this has happened and what kind of future social protection policies are needed to achieve stability in the countries.


April 2016 - March 2017

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] SATO Hiroshi
[ Co-researchers ] TSUCHIYA Ichiki
[ Co-researchers ] SAITO Jun
[ Co-researchers ] ISHIGURO Hirotake
[ Co-researchers ] NAGASAWA Eiji (The University of Tokyo)
[ Co-researchers ] HOSAKA Shuji (The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan)
[ Co-researchers ] MATSUO Masaki (Utsunomiya University)
[ Co-researchers ] HORINUKI Koji (The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan)
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