This article explores the participation of Amazigh activist groups in the so-called ‘Moroccan Arab Spring’, known as the February 20 Movement (F20M). It analyzes the activism of diverse Amazigh militants in both urban and rural areas and their relationship with other F20M militant groups. The article interrogates the Amazigh’s dilemma of multi-scalar engagement and explores activism within and beyond the F20M that led to the formal recognition of Amazigh rights and culture in Morocco, particularly Tamazight as an official language.

Morocco, Amazigh activism, F20M, ‘Democratic spring’, Tamazight language, Constitution 2011
dx.doi.org/10.1080/20581831.2016.1156348, hdl.handle.net/1765/131533
Contemporary Levant
International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)

Rossi-Doria, D. (2016). ‘Le Printemps Démocratique’. Contemporary Levant, 1(1), 64–75. doi:10.1080/20581831.2016.1156348