Essay about Arab Spring, Social Movement?

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Arab Spring? Social Movement? Change in society is not always bad, a time of transition from one phase towards another is something that might bring a better condition for the future. Even if the transition period are filled with violence, the end result of the transformation can be either in the shape of new government or even a society change. The beginning of those transitions and transformation are triggered by an action call social movement. In this paper, the writer will attempt to describe, and analyze one case of social movement in the world, more specifically the case of the Arab Spring.
According to Snow, Soule and Kriesi (2004: 11), Social movements can be thought of as 'collectivities acting with some degree of
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They have taken different forms such as civil resistance, strikes, demonstrations and marches. Social media revolution has also taken a big importance (such as Egypt) where through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or other social communication platforms people had a chance to rise up and state their opinions, though in some conditions this has been prevented. However, even with corruption, unemployment and the desire to disband the status quo, there are still fundamental differences as to why and how the revolution starts, more significantly in Tunisia, Egypt and Bahrain. (Goldstone 2011)
In the case of Tunisia, corruption and tight restriction of free expression and political opposition played a huge role in the protests as well as the existence of a strong labor movement that rose up in defiance of Ben Ali’s corrupt policies guaranteeing his family the most power over corporations in Tunisia. Still, despite the corruption at the very top, the bureaucracy in Tunisia overall did not practice bribery to the extent other bureaucracies in other Arab countries did. This is important because it fostered a more democratic and peaceful transition in Tunisia that could allow for the free and fair elections that has occurred. Although with lack of military role, with the uprisings there emerged
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