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Political and Social Transformations in the Arab World

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 320214

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 244 574,42

  • EU contribution

    € 2 489 914

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

Objective

Goal:
To describe, explain and understand the root causes, the evolution and future outlook of the ‘Arab Spring’ or ‘Arab Revolution’
Overview:
Since January 2011, the Arab World entered into a historical process of rapid and deep change of its political and social structures. This process of political transformations shows some striking similarities with the political revolution in post-Communist Europe and post-Soviet Eurasia in the period between November 1989 (The fall of the Iron Curtain) and December 1991 (The end of the Soviet Union). The main task of the proposed project is to provide a scientific comparison the political and social transformation or stability in 7 Arab countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq.
Objectives:
• The central objective of this project is to analyse the processes of political transformations and economic transformations in 7 Arab countries in order to ascertain homogeneities and heterogeneities in regional and historical development.
• The aim is to look comparatively at the beliefs, values and behaviour with respect to political transformations and social transformations in 7 Arab countries through use of comparative sample surveys. The countries covered are: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq
• This subjective survey data will be grounded in a series of national reports for each country which will describe and analyse the process of political and social transformations
• The project will compare the values, attitudes and behaviour of the citizens of Arab countries over time by systematic comparison with other comparative cross-national and national surveys carried out in the region since 2000. This time series comparison greatly increases the scope and accuracy of the research proposed here.
• The project will identify the factors, which triggered the political and social transformations in the Arab World since January 2011
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

Address

King'S College Regent Walk
Ab24 3fx Aberdeen

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 897 669,50

Administrative Contact

Kerry Kidd (Mrs.)

Participants (11)

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 200 040

ANALISIS SOCIOLOGICOS, ECONOMICOS Y POLITICOS S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 196 856

ISTITUTO PER GLI STUDI DI POLITICA INTERNAZIONALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 200 646

UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 110 120

SOCIETATEA PENTRU METODOLOGIA SONDAJELOR

Moldova

EU Contribution

€ 287 250

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN ECONOMIE APPLIQUEE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

Algeria

EU Contribution

€ 77 957,50

"THE EGYPTIAN CENTER FOR PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH ""BASEERA"""

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 101 600

INDEPENDENT INSTITUTE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND CIVIL SOCIETY STUDY

Jordan

EU Contribution

€ 150 015

UNIVERSITY OF JORDAN

Jordan

EU Contribution

€ 100 010

MEDA SOLUTIONS SARL*MANAGEMENTS, ETFORMATIONS, DECISIONNELS, APPROFONDIS SARL

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 100 010

ASSOCIATION FORUM DES SCIENCES SOCIALES APPLIQUEES

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 67 740

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 320214

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 244 574,42

  • EU contribution

    € 2 489 914

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom