THE EDUCATION Faour_Summaries
The political and social transitions that have rocked the Arab region over the last two years have drawn
renewed attention to the concept of citizenship and its role at the center of political discourse over social,
legal, and religious norms. To date, countries in the region have struggled to translate citizens’ heightened
aspirations for a better future into governmental and institutional reforms that can support a new, more
inclusive political environment and advance long-term prosperity, stability, and political and economic
reform. Citizenship education can play an important role in this process.