Verschlagwortet: Arab spring

God in Times of Uncertainty

By Khadija Mohamed Embaby and Amira Mittermaier. In times of profound uncertainty, what does God offer to believers? And how does uncertainty affect believers’ ideas about, and relations to, God?

Spaces of Participation: Dynamics of Social and Political Change in the Arab World

By Randa Abou Bakr, Ulrike Freitag, and Sarah Jurkiewicz. The uprisings in the Arab region in late 2010 and early 2011 took many observers of the political scene by surprise, given the authoritarian nature of most regimes in the area. However, the roots and reflections of these uprisings can be found in the social, cultural, and artistic spheres of these locations, as we argue in our book, Spaces of Participation: Dynamics of Social and Political Change in the Arab World (Cairo, AUC Press 2021).

Alyssa Marie Miller: Shadow Zones

Shadow Zones: Contraband and Social Contract in the Borderlands of Tunisia In the aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring revolutions, scholarly and journalistic analyses have singled out Tunisia for its “successful”…

Video: Wohin treibt der Nahe Osten?/Where is the Middle East Heading? (4)

Panel III: Minderheiten, Konflikte und neue Einflüsse/Minorities, conflicts and new impacts Chair: Dr. Thomas Scheffler, Beirut Die folgenden Vorträge waren Teil der Konferenz “Wohin treibt der Nahe Osten? Ethno-religiöse Minderheiten im Nahen Osten zwischen Verfolgung und Selbstbehauptung”, die vom 30. … Continue reading

Roman Stadnicki/ CEDEJ: The Emergence of Urban Activism in Cairo since the 2011 Revolution

Thursday, 12 December 2013, Panel I: Claims and Agency, 10.30-12.45 @ Warehouse Since the 2011 revolution we are witnessing a powerful growth of urban activism in Egypt, especially in Cairo. This paper will examine conditions for the emergence of this particular form of activism at the political, social and territorial levels. These conditions include the opening of the scope of activism, the diversification and ‘pluralisation’ of civil society, and the urban roots of the revolutionary moment. A typology will be established according to the […]

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