The Jasmine Revolution : causes in synthesis

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2018-05-02

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Burt, Evan Whiteside

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The Tunisian Revolution sparked a major wave of unrest culminating in the broader Arab Spring. This study attempts to identify primary causes of the Tunisian Revolution and situate it in broader discourse on revolutionary theory through a synthesis of the currently existing literature on the Tunisian uprisings, and to propose a new concept to view the revolution through: emulsifying internationalization. Emulsifying internationalization describes the aspects of globalization under capitalism which facilitate cross-regional and cross-class sympathies to emerge, reducing barriers to revolutionary identification. The study recompiles an account of the Tunisian Revolution and discusses policy implications for the region and the United States.

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