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Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: A Case Study of Eygpt and Syria

Mutlaq M, Al Qahtani Mhani (2014) Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: A Case Study of Eygpt and Syria. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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This study aims to identify causes and consequences of Arab Uprising in Egypt and Syria. The main objective of this research is to understand the terminologies that have been used to define the situation and major implications that have influenced the outcome of the revolution. Primary data has been generated to solve research problem. The methods used in this study to collect data were qualitative method and semi-structured interview. The findings of the study indicate that the term of ―Arab Spring is wrongly used in Syria and Egypt. Instead, the study found the best terminology that should be used in describing Arab Uprising is ―Arab Nightmare or ―Arab Autumns since the happiness of the people and prosperity of the country has fallen off. Also, the life of citizens after uprising become miserable and both countries have fallen in major aspects. The study also determined the factors that have caused the emergence of riots and protests in Egypt and Syria including unemployment, inflation, poverty, the lack of public services, the lack of freedom, domination, political exploitation, segregation, abusing power and corruption. The consequences of the uprising are the death of more than 140,000 Syrians, and more than 7000 others in Egypt despite the economic, social and political downturn. The study founds negative international role and indicates that international community failed to stop bloodshedding in Syria and military involvement in Egypt. In all, the study founds negative involvement of some countries such as Russia and Iran that are responsible for the killing of thousands in Syria. The findings of this study also identifies other factors that caused the failure of opposition groups in toppling Assad down from presidency other than Iran and Russia including Jihadist, Al-Qaeda affiliated groups and division between opposition groups. In conclusion, based on the consequence of the revolution and respondents, the Arab Autumn can become the most relevant terminology to define the uprising.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Supervisor : Abdul Rahman, Mohd Fitri
Item ID: 4025
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arab Uprising, Civil War, January 25 Revolution, Arab Spring, Arab Autumn
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions and public administration (Asia)
Divisions: Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2014 08:32
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2022 02:01
Department: Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government
Name: Abdul Rahman, Mohd Fitri
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/4025

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