Dr Irene Weipert-Fenner

Dr Irene Weipert-Fenner

Project Director
Senior Researcher
Research Department:
Intrastate Conflict

Contact

E-Mail: weipert-fenner @hsfk .de
Twitter: @IWeipert

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CV

2019 Visiting Professor for Middle Eastern Politics at the University of Marburg
since 2018 Project Director “Struggles over Socioeconomic Reforms: Political Conflict and Social Contention in Egypt and Tunisia post 2011 in Interregional Comparison
2017-2018 Project Director “The socioeconomic dimension of Islamist radicalization in Egypt and Tunisia
2014-2018 Project Director “Socioeconomic Protests and Political Transformation: Dynamics of Contentious Politics in Egypt and Tunisia Against the Background of South American Experiences
2013-2015 Research Associate at the research network “Re-Configurations. History, Remembrance and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa”, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2013 PhD at Goethe University Frankfurt/M.
since 2012 Senior Researcher at PRIF
2009-2012 PhD Candidate at the Cluster of Excellence; The Formation of Normative Orders at Goethe University Frankfurt/M.
2008-2009 Teaching fellow in Islamic and Middle East Studies at the University of Bamberg
2004-2005 Kalimat-Language and Cultural Center, Egypt
2001-2008 Studies in Political Science and Middle East Studies at the universities LMU Munich, Erlangen-Nuremberg and Bamberg

Expertise

Dr Irene Weipert-Fenner is working on the following issues:

  • Authoritarian regimes, democratization and political transformation
  • Social Movements and Protest Studies
  • Political Islam
  • North Africa
  • Egypt
  • Tunisia

Publications

Socioeconomic Protests in MENA and Latin America | 2020

Weipert-Fenner, Irene/Wolff, Jonas (eds), (2020): Socioeconomic Protests in MENA and Latin America. Egypt and Tunisia in Interregional Comparison, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Socioeconomic Protests in Times of Political Change—Studying Egypt and Tunisia from a Comparative Perspective | 2019

Weipert-Fenner, Irene/Wolff, Jonas (2019): Socioeconomic Protests in Times of Political Change—Studying Egypt and Tunisia from a Comparative Perspective. Introduction, in: Weipert-Fenner, Irene/Wolff, Jonas (eds), Socioeconomic Protests in MENA and Latin America. Egypt and Tunisia in Interregional Comparison, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 1-40.

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Unemployed Protests in Tunisia | 2019

Hamdi, Samiha/Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2019): Unemployed Protests in Tunisia. Between Grassroots Activism and Formal Organization, in: Weipert-Fenner, Irene/Wolff, Jonas (eds), Socioeconomic Protests in MENA and Latin America. Egypt and Tunisia in Interregional Comparison, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 195-219.

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From North Africa to Latin America and Back | 2019

Weipert-Fenner, Irene/Wolff, Jonas (2019): From North Africa to Latin America and Back. Comparative Findings and Theoretical Reflections, in: Weipert-Fenner, Irene/Wolff, Jonas (eds), Socioeconomic Protests in MENA and Latin America. Egypt and Tunisia in Interregional Comparison, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 251-274.

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Unemployed mobilisation in times of Democratisation | 2018

Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2018): Unemployed mobilisation in times of Democratisation. The Union of Unemployed Graduates in post-Ben Ali Tunisia, in: The Journal of North African Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2018.1535317.

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Introduction: Networks of Dependency, a Research Perspective | 2018

Ruiz de Elvira, Laura/Schwarz, Christoph H./Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2018): Introduction: Networks of Dependency, a Research Perspective, Clientelism and Patronage in the Middle East and North Africa. Networks of Dependency, Abington, UK and New York, NY: Routledge, https://www.routledge.com/(...).

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Clientelism and Patronage in the Middle East and North Africa. Networks of Dependency | 2018

Ruiz de Elvira, Laura/Schwarz, Christoph H./Weipert-Fenner, Irene (eds), (2018): Clientelism and Patronage in the Middle East and North Africa. Networks of Dependency, Abington, UK and New York, NY: Routledge, https://www.routledge.com/(...).

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Blurred Lines of Inclusion and Exclusion. Research Ethics for Political Sympathizers | 2018

Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2018): Blurred Lines of Inclusion and Exclusion. Research Ethics for Political Sympathizers, in: Clark, Janine A./Cavatorta, Francesco (eds), Political Science Research in the Middle East and North Africa: Methodological and Ethical Challenges, (Vol. Oxford University Press), Oxford, New York, 233-241.

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Mobilization of the Marginalized: Unemployment Activism in Tunisia | 2017

Hamdi, Samiha/Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2017): Mobilization of the Marginalized: Unemployment Activism in Tunisia, American University of Beirut: Isaam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, Working Paper 43, http://website.aub.edu.lb/(...).

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Stabilisierung durch Freihandel? | 2017

Schröder, Jonas/Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2017): Stabilisierung durch Freihandel? Die Europäische Nachbarschaftspolitik und ihre Folgen für den sozialen Frieden in Tunesien, PRIF Spotlight 3/2017, Frankfurt/M.

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Labor Unions and Transitional Justice: An Exploratory Study on a Neglected Actor | 2017

Ottendörfer, Eva/Salehi, Mariam/Weipert-Fenner, Irene/Wolff, Jonas (2017): Labor Unions and Transitional Justice: An Exploratory Study on a Neglected Actor, in: Duthie, Roger/Seils, Paul (eds), Justice Mosaics: How Context Shapes Transitional Justice in Fractured Societies, New York: International Center for Transitional Justice, 344-369.

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The Quest for Social Justice in Tunisia. Socioeconomic protest and political democratization post 2011 | 2017

Vatthauer, Jan-Philipp/Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2017): The Quest for Social Justice in Tunisia. Socioeconomic protest and political democratization post 2011, PRIF Report No. 143, Frankfurt/M.

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Die soziale Frage in Tunesien | 2017

Vatthauer, Jan-Philipp/Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2017): Die soziale Frage in Tunesien. Sozioökonomische Proteste und politische Demokratisierung nach 2011, HSFK-Report Nr. 3/2017, Frankfurt/M.

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Arabische Welt und Iran: Mehr alter Wein als gedacht | 2017

Müller, Daniel/Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2017): Arabische Welt und Iran: Mehr alter Wein als gedacht, in: Fehl, Caroline/Fey, Marco (Hg.), „America first“: Die Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik der USA unter Präsident Trump, Frankfurt/M, 34–36, HSFK-Report Nr. 1/2017.

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Unemployed Movements in the Global South | 2016

Weipert-Fenner, Irene/Wolff, Jonas (2016): Unemployed Movements in the Global South. The cases of Argentina and Tunisia, PRIF Working Papers No. 32, Frankfurt/M.

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Socioeconomic contention and post-revolutionary political change in Egypt and Tunisia | 2015

Weipert-Fenner, Irene/Wolff, Jonas (2015): Socioeconomic contention and post-revolutionary political change in Egypt and Tunisia. A research agenda, PRIF Working Papers No. 24, Frankfurt/M.

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Nicht nur eine Frage der Sicherheit | 2015

Biene, Janusz/Daphi, Priska/Fielitz, Maik/Müller, Harald/Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2015): Nicht nur eine Frage der Sicherheit. Salafismus in Deutschland als gesamtgesellschaftliche Herausforderung, HSFK-Standpunkte Nr. 1/2015, Frankfurt/M.

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Making the Crisis Visible | 2015

Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2015): Making the Crisis Visible. A Reassessment of the Parliament in the Mubarak Regime, in: Sadiki, Larbi (ed.), Routledge Handbook of the Arab Spring. Rethinking Democratization, London/New York, 215-227.

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Neue Akteure, neue Prozesse - alles beim Alten? | 2014

Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2014): Neue Akteure, neue Prozesse - alles beim Alten? Über den schwierigen Umgang mit der Ambivalenz der arabischen Transformationsprozesse, in: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 55:1, 145-167.

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Die offene soziale Frage und der politische Transformationsprozess in Ägypten | 2014

Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2014): Die offene soziale Frage und der politische Transformationsprozess in Ägypten, in: Tamer, George/Röbbelen, Hanna/Lintl, Peter (Hg.), Arabischer Aufbruch. Interdisziplinäre Studien zur Einordnung eines zeitgeschichtlichen Phänomens, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 263-292.

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Der autoritäre Sicherheitsapparat und der Kampf gegen den "islamistischen Terror" | 2014

Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2014): Der autoritäre Sicherheitsapparat und der Kampf gegen den "islamistischen Terror". Politische Gewalt in Ägypten seit 2011, in: Werkner, Ines-Jacqueline/Kursawe, Janet/Johannsen, Margret/Schoch, Bruno/von Boemcken, Marc (Hg.), Friedensgutachten 2014, Münster: LIT, 169-179, https://www.friedensgutachten.de/archiv.

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Conflict Mediation in the Middle East | 2014

Johannsen, Margret/Weidlich, Christian/Eikenberg, Felix/Finaud, Marc/Galal, Mohamed Noman/Hückmann, Jan/Kurz, Anat/Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2014): Conflict Mediation in the Middle East. Lessons from Egypt as a Mediator and Object of Mediation, in: Policy Brief for the Middle East Conference on a WMD/DV Free Zone No. 36, http://academicpeaceorchestra.com/download.php?downloadid=90.

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Wegbereiter oder treibende Kraft? | 2013

Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2013): Wegbereiter oder treibende Kraft? Die Rolle der Arbeiter in der ägyptischen Revolution, in: Albrecht, Holger/Demmelhuber, Thomas (Hg.), Revolution und Regimewandel in Ägypten, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 209-231.

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Die Arbeiter in Ägypten – was von der Revolution geblieben ist. | 2012

Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2012): Die Arbeiter in Ägypten – was von der Revolution geblieben ist., in: Zeitschrift für sozialistische Politik und Wirtschaft, 189, 23-27.

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Am institutionellen Nullpunkt | 2012

Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2012): Am institutionellen Nullpunkt. Über die politischen und verfassungsrechtlichen Probleme in Ägypten, in: Hensel, Alexander/Hiemann, Roland/Kallinich, Daniela/Lorenz, Robert/Rahlf, Katharina (Hg.), Jahrbuch des Göttinger Instituts für Demokratieforschung 2012.

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Starke Reformer oder schwache Revolutionäre? | 2011

Weipert-Fenner, Irene (2011): Starke Reformer oder schwache Revolutionäre? Ländliche Notabeln und das ägyptische Parlament in der Urabi-Bewegung 1866-1882, Berlin: Klaus-Schwarz Verlag.

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Geschichte eines Konflikts. | 2008

Irene Weipert-Fenner, Geschichte eines Konflikts. Grundlagen zur Geschichte des Nahost-Konflikts und der Friedensinitiativen. Kapitel I Geschichte der Region vor 1948, in: Argumente 1/2008, S. 6-8.

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Neue Reformdynamik durch neue Strategien? | 2006

Irene Weipert-Fenner, Neue Reformdynamik durch neue Strategien? Die Europäische Nachbarschaftspolitik im südlichen Mittelmeerraum, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Berlin Diskussionspapier FG 6, 2006/01.

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