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14 June 2017

Corruption in the Middle East: People's Views and the Stability of MENA governments

Corruption was by far the single most frequent reason for the 2010-2011 Arab Uprisings in four of six countries, and comes second after 'economic problems' in Egypt and Jordan.

The Arab Transformations Project public opinion surveys show that corruption is seen as rife in Middle East and North African (MENA) countries and as a central cause of volatility, discontent and instability, migration, terrorism and underdeveloped economies. Corruption was frequently mentioned by survey respondents as a major reason for the 2010-11 Arab Uprisings: it was by far the single most frequent reason for the Uprisings in four of six countries (Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Iraq), and comes second after ‘economic problems’ in Egypt and Jordan.

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Corruption was by far the single most frequent reason for the 2010-2011 Arab Uprisings in four of six countries, and comes second after 'economic problems' in Egypt and Jordan. It is a major obstacle to both economic growth and transitions towards a more inclusive and democratic society." Andrea Teti

Sapsford, R., Abbott, P. and Teti, A. (2017). 'The Integrity of States: Corruption in the EU's Southern Neighbourhood,' Arab Transformations Policy Brief No 6

Sapsford, Roger; Tsourapas, Gerasimos and Abbott, Pamela (2017) 'Corruption, Cohesion and the Rule of Law,' Arab Transformations Working Paper No. 15

 

Author: ArabTrans Project


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