A Power Transitions Perspective on Economic and Educational Equity: An Unfolding Epilogue for the Arab Spring?

James Barbre


The events of the Arab Spring have not unfolded in any final sense. As a result, social forces are moving across North Africa and the Middle East and compelling a close look at the precedent that nations have lived under. As a result of this re-examination, the social roles held by men and women are one of the many issues being looked at closely. The sense of social empowerment that will result and manifest within the national mindset is one that will challenge the precedent of a patriarchal mindset. Utilizing Power Transitions Theory as a lens through which to view Neo-Realism and social change, the argument will be made that it is in the best interests of every citizen within these separate nations to embrace educational and economic equity for women.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ije.v4i1.1245

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