The Left and the Protest Movements in the Arab Region
Mohamed El Agati
Published in the book: the left and the Arab revolutions
Conference Papers Cairo 24 to 25 April 2013
Social movements are defined as “organized efforts made by a group of citizens as representatives of a popular base which lacks formal representation with the aim of changing conditions, policies, or existing structures to become closer to the values which the movement believes in.” These movements may be local, regional, or global such as the international small farmers movement,Via Campesina.