State-led security responses and violent extremism: a comparative analysis of Libya, Egypt and Tunisia

“This article investigates the link between the deterioration of state-society relations and the increase in state-sponsored violence in the MENA region in the aftermath of the Arab Uprisings. It does so to address the question of whether state-led security responses are directly related to the perceived proliferation of violent extremism networks. Relying on the comparative analysis of Libya, Egypt and Tunisia, the article argues that together with the escalation of security responses, worsening socio-economic conditions and the recurrent imposition of Emergency Laws indeed lead to the proliferation of violent extremism networks…”

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