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Desectarianization in Lebanon: Where to begin?
Desectarianization in Lebanon: Where to begin? 9th Oct 2019

Sectarianism in Lebanon is, literally, hair-raising! Over the summer, I went to Lebanon to conduct some fieldwork for my research. One day, I went to one of the local barbershops in the neighbourhood where I was staying to get a haircut. Th...

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De-sectarianization event
De-sectarianization event 24th Sep 2019

On the 10th September, SEPAD held an event discussing de-sectarianization and the contemporary Middle East in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Centre at The Work Foundation in London. Over the course of the day, SEPAD fellows embarked on a ri...

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SEPAD conference 2020: From Sectarianism to De-Sectarianization
SEPAD conference 2020: From Sectarianism to De-Sectarianization 23rd Sep 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: 
From Sectarianism to De-Sectarianization

16th – 17th of April 2020, Lancaster University

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Oil in Saudi-Iranian Relations
Oil in Saudi-Iranian Relations 26th Aug 2019

Since the mid-1960s, oil has been the most popular energy resource of the world with more than 30 percent share in global energy consumption  Read More

De-Sectarianization: Some initial thoughts
De-Sectarianization: Some initial thoughts 19th Aug 2019

In recent months, a number of academics and commentators have begun to reflect on the resonance and relevance of sectarian identities, albeit in a range of different ways. At a SEPAD event in London earlier this year, Morten Valbjorn and I both ga...

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Saudi-Iran Literature
Saudi-Iran Literature 15th Jul 2019

Below are resources looking at the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran. 

·   Aarts, P. and Van Duijne, J., 2009. Saudi...

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Sectarianism Literature
Sectarianism Literature 15th Jul 2019

Below is an organic list of academic work on sectarianism. We're updating it as we go. 

·   Abdo, G., 2017. The New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni Divide. Oxford Univer...

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Some thoughts on Sectarianism and Space
Some thoughts on Sectarianism and Space 9th Jul 2019

Over the course of the past 15 years, a great deal of work has been undertaken which sought to understand the emergence and characteristics of sectarian politics. Supporting this are a number of projects such as SEPAD and its sister project, Read More

Haḍra: Call for Contributions
Haḍra: Call for Contributions 12th Jun 2019

CALL FOR SUBMISSION


Haḍra invites all submissions on any topic related to the Middle East region – politics, sociology, economy, law, political geography, anthropology, political theory, among ...

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