SEPADPod with Francesco Cavatorta

3rd Mar 2020 by Simon Mabon

On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Francesco Cavatorta, Professor of Politics at the University of Laval, Quebec City, Canada. Francesco is the author and editor of a large number of books, articles and collections, including Salafism After the Arab Awakening (2016), Political Parties in the Arab World (2018) and much more. On this episode, Simon and Francesco talk about studying the Middle East as a comparative approach, (non)exceptionalism, political parties, civil society and democracy, Salafism, positionality and the challenges of researching on the Middle East.

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