This report provides an analysis of the policy failures behind the process of marginalization and exclusion that was at the origin of the popular uprisings at the beginning of 2011, with a view to discussing alternative policy responses and assessing the prospects for seriously rethinking previous economic policies. These issues are investigated from the perspective of three different - but interrelated - challenges: the rural population, the urban population, and the youth.
Paper presented at the seminar on "The Socio-Economic Challenges Facing North African Countries", Rome, 14 December 2011.
Foreword, Maria Cristina Paciello
1. Agricultural Policies in North African Countries: Tunisia, Egypt, and Morocco. Between Food Dependency and Social Marginalization, Habib Ayeb
2. The Arab Spring and Urban Governance Challenges in North African Countries, Gaëlle Gillot and Jean-Yves Moisseron
3. Youth Exclusion in North African Countries: Continuity or Change?, Maria Cristina Paciello
4. Policy Implications From a Transatlantic Perspective, Maria Cristina Paciello