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University of Denver

Publication Date

Fall 2018

Program Name

Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

Abstract

Morocco has long maintained stability in a region historically known for fluctuating sociopolitical climates, considerably in part to a robust constitutional monarchy. However, the 20 February movement that coincided with the 2011 Arab Spring showed that the government is vulnerable to an energetic, organized, and a vocal youth population. Now, seven years after a constitutional referendum aimed at installing more democratic processes was passed, the growing youth populous feel more detached from their nation than ever, ignored by the government and monarchy, and ultimately lacking a voice in Moroccan politics. By excluding their voice and ignoring their opinions, the government is failing the young people of Morocco whose discontent could manifest itself in a far more disruptive movement in the coming years than it did in 2011.

Disciplines

African Languages and Societies | African Studies | Civic and Community Engagement | Political Science | Politics and Social Change | Public Affairs

 

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