Presentación del monográfico: "Los jóvenes en el mundo árabe de la "Primavera" democrática al "Invierno" yihadista?: participación y activismo político y social". Introduction to the Special Issue: "Young People in the Arab World from the Democratic 'Spring' to the Jihadist 'Winter'?: Participation and Social and Political Activism"

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2015 Revista de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos  
This text introduces the special issue that examines the opinions and political behaviour of young people in the three Maghreb countries -Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco -over the last ten years, after the so-called "Arab Spring". The assumption is that, although young North Africans do not form a homogeneous category and may even defend antagonistic outlooks on society, there are underlying trends that structure this emerging generation. The contributions of this special issue are articulated
more » ... are articulated around three main topics: the construction and the representations of Youth as a social and political category; the political attitudes of young people and their perception of their respective societies in general and of political actors in particular; and finally, on the conflict between, on the one hand, the recognition of their rights and spaces for civic participation and, on the other, their electoral disaffection as reflected by opinion surveys and official data. In other words, this special issue discusses the complexity of the rise of a new generation through their narratives and their practices. Key words: youth/ Maghreb/ elections/ mobilizations/ attitudes/ social change. particular ; y por último, el contraste entre de una parte, el reconocimiento de derechos y espacios para la participación cívica de los jóvenes y, de otra, la desafección electoral que evidencian las encuestas de opinión y los datos oficiales. En suma, se trata de reflexionar sobre la compleja emergencia de una nueva generación a través de sus discursos y prácticas.
doi:10.15366/reim2015.19.001 fatcat:glzfgh6lqva4rf6bcm6vhs7nly