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0218 - Social Context: Demography, Employment, and Urbanization Tessler: The origins of Popular Support for Islamist Movements Political and economic circumstances of MENA rather than religious and cultural  traditions of their inhabitants make Islamist movement popular.  The   government   has   been   unable   to   create   jobs   on   the   scale   needed   to  accommodate the country’s expanding population. Urban unemployment among the  young, especially those with limited schooling As the situation continues to deteriorate, or at least fails to improves, well-educated  people are also unemployed. Young people began to attach little importance to their  diplomas. Many young people seek an education in the hope of achieving a better life, and a  large proportion of these are disappointed before completing their studies. Even  though primary school education has dramatically expanded, higher education is  unable to match the demand following the completion of primary education, requiring  many young people to drop out after only six or eight years of education. With even  higher school and university graduates having difficulty finding suitable jobs, the  prospects are particularly dim for those with only primary schooling.  Inadequate housing is another source of discontent. The population of many Arab  countries is growing by 3 % per year. The supply of jobs, education and housing has been unable to keep pace with 
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2009 for the course GOVT 3313 taught by Professor Patel,david during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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