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Understanding Salafism in Iranian Sunnism
Understanding Salafism in Iranian Sunnism 19th May 2022

A special guest blog post by Mansour Anbarmoo.

The analysis of sectarian difference in the Middle East emanating from the West has long focused on its impact on political life in divided societies, or its relationship to ge...

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Publications and Activities - May 2022
Publications and Activities - May 2022 13th May 2022

Our Fellows have produced a large number of articles over the past six months and here are some highlights.

Haian Dukhan

Dukhan, H. (2022) “ Read More

Securing Sectarian Difference, or: The Failure of Desectarianization in Bahrain?
Securing Sectarian Difference, or: The Failure of Desectarianization in Bahrain? 26th Apr 2022

Chapter 1, Article 1 of the constitution of Bahrain declares that “The Kingdom of Bahrain is a fully sovereign, independent, Islamic Arab State whose population is part of the Arab nation and whose territory is part of great Arab homeland...

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The Hyper-normalisation of Crisis in Lebanon
The Hyper-normalisation of Crisis in Lebanon 26th Apr 2022

One of the key motives behind sectarian politics is representation. When sectarianism encroaches on state institutions, representation becomes a euphemistic language for sectarian contentions over state resources. As part of  Read More

Sacred and Sectarian Games
Sacred and Sectarian Games 6th Apr 2022

"Poor fellow, he’s not a good enough Hindu" […] “where does that leave you and me?” Sartaj said. “I’m not a very good Hindu”[…] “sartaj”, he said, “you’re not even a good Sikh” (Chandra, 2006:77...

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Understanding the nexus between division and solidarity in protest spaces: Reflections from Lebanon’s Tripoli
Understanding the nexus between division and solidarity in protest spaces: Reflections from Lebanon’s Tripoli 20th Jan 2022

Many of the largest and most well-known protest movements in recent history - from Occupy Wall Street to the Egyptian Revolution - have an important thing in common: They remind us about the critical role of urban spaces in contentious politics. S...

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Fellowship Opportunity
Fellowship Opportunity 14th Jan 2022

In 2022 SEPAD plans to add 2 Fellows to its team for a period of 6 months. During this period, SEPAD expects the successful applicant to do the following: &nbs...

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Publications and Activities - Oct 2021
Publications and Activities - Oct 2021 18th Oct 2021

Our Fellows have produced a large number of articles over the past few months and here are some highlights.

Simon Mabon

‘Afterword: sectarianisation beyond the Middle East’, Religion, State and Soc...

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Reflections on the Palestinian Identity
Reflections on the Palestinian Identity 21st Jun 2021

For the first time since I was seven years old I felt again this sense of shared Palestinian identity. On the 18th of May 2021, Palestinians –- regardless of their attributed status as given to them by Israel – i.e. the West Bank, the Gaza Str...

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