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Social Theory: Charles Tilly
Social Theory: Charles Tilly 29th Jun 2022 By Ibrahim Halawi, Royal Holloway When Charles Tilly passed away in 2008, Columbia University president, Lee C. Bollinger, said that Tilly “literally wrote the book on the contentious dynamics and the ethnographic foundations of political history”.[1] He... Read More
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 formally ending the civil... Read More
Prospects of Revolution in the Middle East: A Question of Resources
Prospects of Revolution in the Middle East: A Question of Resources 20th Jun 2021 This essay is part of a SEPAD report reflecting on the Middle East in 2050. Revolutions are not predictable events. They do not follow a formula, nor a linear process in which anger culminates into a large scale uprising. If anything, anger more often... 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 others – by anyone from or in the region. We... Read More