North Africa

Algeria: Changing behind a Façade of Stalemate

by Rasmus Alenius Boserup
This article is part of a 7-part series assessing the prospects and challenges for the study of North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Introduction
When revolutionary mass mobilisation swept across North Africa in late 2010 and early 2011, Algerian authorities were arguably better prepared than most of their neighbours: for more than a decade, urban youth protesters had […]

The Politics-Security Nexus in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia

by Francesco Milan
This article is part of a 7-part series assessing the prospects and challenges for the study of North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Speaking at a recent LSE event, Shaikh Rached Ghannouchi stressed how, throughout the Arab world, democracy is set to become the only game in town: ‘it is only a matter of time’, Ennahda’s founder […]

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    Studying Libya today: Exploring the past to understand the present and shape future research agendas

Studying Libya today: Exploring the past to understand the present and shape future research agendas

by Anna Baldinetti
This article is part of a 7-part series assessing the prospects and challenges for the study of North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring.

The attention paid to Libya after the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ did not result in a real and thorough development of scholarship on the country. As in the past, the scholarly interest has been mainly focused […]

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    An Uprising in the Social Sciences? The Study of Middle East Politics in Transformation

An Uprising in the Social Sciences? The Study of Middle East Politics in Transformation

by Florian Kohstall
This article is part of a 7-part series assessing the prospects and challenges for the study of North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring.

The ouster of two long-term presidents through popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia in 2011 quickly became a milestone event for scholars of Middle Eastern politics, very similar to the fall of […]

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    The Arab Spring and the Academy: Studying North Africa in the Wake of the Protest

The Arab Spring and the Academy: Studying North Africa in the Wake of the Protest

by Jonathan Hill

I am delighted to introduce this series of posts for the Middle East Centre’s blog. Each paper summarises a different presentation delivered at ‘The Arab Spring and the Academy’ workshop held at the LSE in May 2017. The collective purpose of this series is to identify and analyse the effects of the Arab Spring on the study […]

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