In their recently published edited volume “Socioeconomic Protests in MENA and Latin America. Egypt and Tunisia in Interregional Comparison”, PRIF staff members Irene-Weipert-Fenner and Jonas Wolff present a detailed analysis of the dynamics of socioeconomic contention in Egypt and Tunisia since 2011. With contributions from ten different scholars, the book’s case studies focus the two most important types of socioeconomic contention in both countries: labor protests and protests by marginalized groups.
Drawing on a systematic review of comparative research on Latin America, the authors argue that the dynamics of socioeconomic contention in contemporary Egypt and Tunisia reflect a deep-seated crisis of popular sector incorporation.
The volume was published by Palgrave Macmillan as part of the „Middle East Today“ book series. The concluding chapter “From North Africa to Latin America and Back: Comparative Findings and Theoretical Reflections” by both editors is available for free via Open Access.