Idriss Jebari is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Arab Council for Social Sciences in Beirut.
Idriss Jebari is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Arab Council for Social Sciences in Beirut. He has a background in international relations and previously worked with the United Nations on human rights in the MENA region. He is currently writing and economic transitions and the resulting transformations of Maghreb societies. He has a PhD from Oxford University, where he wrote his doctorate on the history of the production of critical thought and socio-cultural change in Morocco and Tunisia.
Algeria’s austerity measures are driving protests among its previously acquiescent middle class, and the state is hardening its stance against such unrest.
Tangier’s economic dynamism of the past years risks being damaged by a lack of devolution of powers at the local level.
Algeria’s youth are increasingly turning to social entrepreneurship to find creative solutions to persistent unemployment and an austerity economy.
With sustained low oil prices, Algeria is searching for ways out of its economic crisis that do not rely solely on austerity measures.
Despite Morocco’s apparent success in cutting energy subsidies, the government is likely to face difficulties doing the same with staple goods.