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Episode 21: Morocco

September 1, 2018

A recent Moroccan consumer boycott is demonstrating the real economic and political consequences of citizen action. The boycott threatens the influence and stability of the current political status quo and even has the potential to influence national policy and international relations.

How did Morocco get here? What has driven the impact and widespread adoption of the movement so far? Who can ultimately respond to Moroccans’ demands? And, what does the future of this North African country look like?

Our hosts speak to Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Fellow Dr. Sarah Yerkes; Aimane Cherragui, a Moroccan political activist and President of SimSim-Participation Citoyenne, a non-profit that aims to use information and communication technologies (ICT) to support and facilitate the participation of citizens in the governmental process; and governance expert and IRI Morocco Country Director, Imara Crooms.

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