Yemen’s Arab Spring

Outsmarting the Cunning State?

Authored by: Elham Manea

Routledge Handbook of the Arab Spring

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  December  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415523912
eBook ISBN: 9781315763026
Adobe ISBN: 9781317650041

10.4324/9781315763026.ch13

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Abstract

It is difficult to set a date for the start of Yemen’s Arab Spring. The conflicting recollections of various participants reveal a great deal about the context within which the youth uprising took place, a context marked by tribal, regional and sectarian identities. It is precisely this political landscape – a Yemeni state that was created in 1990 out of the unification of North and South Yemen – that differentiates its uprising from its counterparts in Tunisia and Egypt.

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