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Dania Akkad

November 19th, 2012

Sheikhs, Politicians and Revolutionaries: The Political Sociology of Salafism in the Wake of the Arab Spring

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Dania Akkad

November 19th, 2012

Sheikhs, Politicians and Revolutionaries: The Political Sociology of Salafism in the Wake of the Arab Spring

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

On 12 November, Sciences Po’s Dr Stéphane Lacroix gave a lecture at LSE on the prominence which the Salafi movement has gained with the Arab uprisings. Lacroix’s presentation focused on Egypt, exploring the sociology, economy and politics of the country’s Salafi movement and its different factions in order to better understand the role it is playing in the current political context.

You can listen to Dr Lacroix’s lecture here. Some of the questions during the Q&A following his lecture may be a bit difficult to hear. Unfortunately, as a result of a technical difficulty, we were forced to use our back up recording. Our apologies!

Dr Stéphane Lacroix is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po Paris and is an associate fellow with the university’s Kuwait Programme. He is the author of Awakening Islam: The Politics of Religious Dissent in Contemporary Saudi Arabia (Harvard University Press, 2011).

 

 
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