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Social Theory: Michel Foucault
Social Theory: Michel Foucault 11th Jul 2022 John Nagle (Queen’s University Belfast)   Michel Foucault (1926) is undoubtedly one of the leading social theorists of the twentieth century. His work on the relationship between power and knowledge remains both highly influential and controversial.... Read More
Is Power-Sharing Dead?  Some Suggestions for the Way Forward
Is Power-Sharing Dead? Some Suggestions for the Way Forward 14th Jun 2021 This essay is part of a SEPAD report reflecting on the Middle East in 2050 Power-sharing has become a key instrument of constitutional designers to cease violent conflict. Beginning with Lebanon’s Ta’if Agreement in 1989, power-sharing has been adopted... Read More
Urban Spaces and Sectarian Contestation: Concluding Remarks
Urban Spaces and Sectarian Contestation: Concluding Remarks 8th Mar 2020 Cities are laboratories in which sectarian divisions are dialectically constructed and contested in constant tension. The premise that sectarian identities are the result of ancient hatreds - primordial expressions of group-based belonging - has long... Read More
Rethinking the right to the divided city: An analysis of non-sectarian memorywork as political activism 29th Feb 2020 While sectarianized conflict cannot simply be attributed to ancient hatreds, sectarian groups construct memory to advance divisive contemporary political projects. Sectarian groups use memory to legitimate the idea that they are the true tenants of the... Read More