SOCIO-POLITICAL UPHEAVALS AND (TRANS-) FORMATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Type: 
Lecture
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
609
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 5:30pm
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Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

INVITATION TO

UNIVERSITY-WIDE  MIDDLE EAST SEMINAR 

co-organized by 

History Department, Medieval Studies Department, Department of Sociology and

Social Anthropology, Department of International Relations and European Studies,

Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies and Religious Studies Program

SOCIO-POLITICAL UPHEAVALS AND (TRANS-) FORMATIONS

IN THE MIDDLE EAST      

The aim of this presentation is to share with the audience the conceptual framework of a research project on the socio-political upheavals and (trans-)formations in the Middle East and North Africa. Analytically, it  attempts to investigate the underlying mechanisms of the recent upheavals and (trans-)formations in the region (such as possible political regime changes) by integrating the impact of non-discursive factors (i.e. global capitalist economy) to discursive factors (i.e. the dominant view of international and national intellectuals, executive orientations, political will of the agents, the perceived causes of socio-economic crises) and suggest better ways to explain them. Empirically, it aims to examine four case studies (Egypt, Tunisia, Iran and Bahrein) to understand under what conditions and for which motives social-political upheavals occur, lead into (trans-) formations and succeed or fail reaching their aims.

 EMEL  AKCALI   

Central European University, Department of International Relations and European Studies

 Tuesday, 15 November 2011, 17:30

 Faculty Tower,  609

 All are welcome