Arab Mediterranean youth: Political and religious participation

Roberts, K ORCID: 0000-0001-7492-9953, Kovacheva, S and Kabaivanov, S
(2018) Arab Mediterranean youth: Political and religious participation. Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals (118). pp. 103-126.

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© CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs). Using data from the SAHWA Youth Survey 2016 (2017), this paper presents a study of the degree and types of political and religious participation - as well as the links that connect one to the other - among the youth of five Arab Mediterranean countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon). In politics, four types of participation are distinguished: official, everyday, community and protest. Between 5% and 17% of those surveyed could be considered hyperactivists, in that they participate in three or four of these types; in around a third, there was no participation at all. On the other hand, the majority of the young people considered themselves to be highly religious and, in three of the countries, a third attended the mosque at least three times a week. But the levels of religiosity did not influence political participation, as even the majority of the highly religious supported separating politics from religion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arab youth, Arab Spring, politics, religion, southern and eastern Mediterranean
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2018 06:32
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 01:32
DOI: 10.24241/rcai.2018.118.1.103
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