Did the Arab uprisings that swept the Arab world in 2011 change the way we should think about protests in the region? Most studies utilize insights from the scholarly literatures on social movements and contentious politics as the dominant analytic framework for understanding protests. These literatures have proven to be extremely useful and will likely continue to be so, but what are some alternatives? Utilizing examples from across the region, this lecture will explore some alternative theoretical frameworks and analytic lenses that bring into focus protest activities as more than contentious events.
When? March 15, 2018, 6.30 - 7.30 pm
Where? The conference hall on 4th floor, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Baseler Straße 27-31, 60329 Frankfurt am Main
Dr. Jillian Schwedler is Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York’s Hunter College and the Graduate Center, and Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Rafiq Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council. She is member of the Board of Directors of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) of North America. She is member of the editorial committees for the International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES) and Middle East Law and Governance (MELG), and member of the Board of Directors and the Editorial Committee of the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), publishers of the quarterly Middle East Report.
Dr. Schwedler’s books include the award-winning Faith in Moderation: Islamist Parties in Jordan and Yemen (Cambridge 2006) and (with Laleh Khalili) Policing and Prisons in the Middle East (Columbia 2010). Her articles have appeared in World Politics, Comparative Politics, Middle East Policy, Middle East Report, Journal of Democracy, and Social Movement Studies, among many others. Her research has received support from the National Science Foundation, the United States Institute of Peace, the Fulbright Scholars Program, the American Institute for Yemen Studies, and the Social Science Research Council, among others. She is currently finalizing a book manuscript titled Protesting Jordan.
Admission is free, please register until 1.3. by E-Mail: Matteo Barutzki.