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The reality of youth unemployment and unsuitable development models in the global south: evidence from Morocco

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Ben Haman, O, The reality of youth unemployment and unsuitable development models in the global south: evidence from Morocco, International Journal of African Renaissance Studies pp. 1-16. ISSN 1753-7274 (2021) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1080/18186874.2021.1950559

Abstract

This article draws on the existing literature to critically analyse the issue of youth unemployment in Morocco. The author argues that youth unemployment policy has to be understood in the context of neoliberalism and its austerity policies, as youth unemployment can never be overcome while the state keeps decreasing public expenditure and privatising public resources. And more importantly, it is the World Bank and other international development agencies that design and control models of development, establishing rankings, metrics, norms, and best practices of development in Morocco. They look at the Global South through their eyes rather than through local eyes. These models, unsuitable for the realities of the Global South, have always resulted in a distorted development model, due to the failure to take into consideration the conditions of the Global South's societies, cultures, and history.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Global South, youth, development, unemployment, neoliberalism
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology of inequalities
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Youth services
UTAS Author:Ben Haman, O (Mr Omar Ben Haman)
ID Code:145562
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Media
Deposited On:2021-07-27
Last Modified:2021-07-29
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