Panel 3: Thursday 25 June, 9.00 – 11.00

3a. The Arab Spring to Arab Winter: explaining the limits of post-Uprising Democratization

Chair: Ewan Stein

Explaining post-Uprising trajectories: starting points, agency and emergent variable regimes
Raymond Hinnebusch, University of St Andrews

Social Movements, Protest Movements and Cross-Ideological Coalitions – the Arab Uprisings Re-appraised
VIncent Durac, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Islamism and the state after the Arab uprisings: Between people power and state power
Frédéric Volpi, School of International relations, University of St. Andrews

Back to the Future: The Arab Uprisings and state (re) formation in the Arab World
Adham Saouli, University of St. Andrews


3b. Domestic Perspectives on the Syrian Uprising: Critics, Skeptics and Discontents

Chair: Dara Conduit, Monash University

The Uprising-Skeptic Syrian Oppositionists
Ferdinand Arslanian, University of St Andrews

The Liberation of Syrian Civil Society from within the Non-Violent Movements of the Syrian Uprising
Tamara Al-Om, University of St Andrews

Syrian Uprising and Its Historical Consequences for the Future of Syrian Christians: Case Study of Syrian Christians in Armenia
Daria Vorobyeva, University of St. Andrews

Did history repeat itself in Syria? Comparing the roots of discontent in the 1980-82 and 2011 uprisings
Dara Conduit, Monash University


3c. The Politics of Identity in Israel

Chair: Raffaella A. Del Sarto, European University Institute

Beyond Arabised-Jews: Young Radical Mizraḥim and Arabness in Israel
Zachary Smith, SOAS, University of London

No longer “trembling before God.”
Sophie Bigot-Goldblum, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)

Unruly Resistances and the Fault Lines of Colonised Spaces: The Struggle for Palestinian Space in Israel
Sharri Plonski, SOAS, University of London

Gendered Spatialities and the Cultural Nationalist ‘Right’: Space, Place, and the Settler Colonial Politics of Zionist Women
Akanksha Mehta, SOAS, University of London


3d. The AKP and Authoritarianism in Turkey

Chair: Sinan Ciddi, Georgetown University & Institute of Turkish Studies

Re-considering political change and democratisation in the context of institutional persistence
Ceren Lord, London School of Economics

The Political Appeal of Justice and Development Party: From “High-right” to “Low”.
Toygar Sinan Baykan, University of Sussex

Turkey’s Political Impasse: the Architecture of Aurthoritarian Rule
Sinan Ciddi, Georgetown University & Institute of Turkish Studies


3e. Demography and Politics in the Middle East

Chair: Valeria Cetorelli

Contextualising socio-political and demographic transformations in the MENA
Elhum Haghighat, The City University of New York

The search for national identity: managing nationality in Kuwait and the Gulf States
Allan G. Hill, University of Southampton

Child Mortality Trends in Iraq: Politics and Subterfuge
Tim Dyson, LSE

Hard and soft demographic engineering: the case of Israel / Palestine
Paul Morland, Birkbeck College, University of London


3f. Activism, mobilisation and political engagement in the Middle East

Chair: Filippo Dionigi

Contest and activism in prison and beyond political detention in Palestine
Stéphanie Latte Abdallah, CNRS-IFPO

Lebanon’s Hezbollah: Socialization Proces in a Militant Islamist Organization
Erminia Chiara Calabrese, University of Tarragona (Spain)

(Dis)engagement and political conviction: compared activist trajectories in the Middle-East
Pénélope Larzillière, IRD-CEPED-Paris

« Militant careers» in Tripoli, Lebanon, from the Iranian revolution to Da’esh
Tine Gade, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo and SciencesPo Paris


3g. After the liberation: the process of state (trans)formation in Libya

Chair: Irene Costantini

The economic dimension of the state formation process in Libya
Irene Costantini, University of Trento

The Road to the Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly
Felix-Anselm van Lier, University of Oxford

State, society and statebuilding in Libya
Jean-Louis Romanet Perroux, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

On the Border Zones of History: Nationhood, Statehood and the Civil Society of the Italiani di Libia (1939-1970)
Sherine El Taraboulsi, University of Oxford

Tribes and democratization/de-democratization in Libya
Kumru F. Toktamis, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY


3h. Comparative & International Political Economy and the Middle East

Chair: Daniel Neep

Why is Syria so Statist? Revisiting Ideas and Economic Change in Historical Institutionalism
Daniel Neep, Georgetown University

Beyond the Rentier State: Why have Middle East Studies ignored IPE?
Hannes Baumann, Kings College London

Varieties of Capitalism in the Arab World: State Intervention and Segmentation
Steffen Hertog, London School of Economics

The International Political Economy of Egypt after Mubarak: Critical IPE as Bridge between Global, Regional and National Scales?
Roberto Roccu, Kings College London

Political Economy of Decentralization in the Arab Countries
Mehmet Tosun, University of Nevada, Reno

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