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Le retour des jeunes algériens dans l’espace public
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Le retour des jeunes algériens dans l’espace public

Aux avant-postes de « hirak », on trouve les jeunes Algériens. Longtemps décrits comme désintéressés de la politique, les jeunes sont devenus les porte-parole de cette contestation inédite.

23 October 2020
Graffiti and Political Sarcasm as Tools for Political Participation in Egypt
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Graffiti and Political Sarcasm as Tools for Political Participation in Egypt

In Egypt, one of the forms used on social media to refer to political developments were sarcasm and satire. Following 2011, another form of activism appeared – graffiti - aimed to keep the spirit of the revolution awake.

28 December 2019
When Austerity Meets Activism: A Common Tale on the Opposite Shores of the Mediterranean
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When Austerity Meets Activism: A Common Tale on the Opposite Shores of the Mediterranean

Despite economic, social and political differences between Amman and Athens and different ideologies channeling the crowds’ sentiments, in both cases people took to the streets due to comparable economic grievances.

4 November 2019
Par-delà son passé, le futur de l’Algérie sera-t-il révolutionnaire ? Mémoire, vérité et justice comme enjeux de la société civile
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Par-delà son passé, le futur de l’Algérie sera-t-il révolutionnaire ? Mémoire, vérité et justice comme enjeux de la société civile

Bien que les acteurs de l´Hirak se présentent comme les successeurs des générations ayant résisté au régime autoritaire, ils assument une rupture nette vis-à-vis de la culture et de l’imaginaire politique algérien.

10 July 2019
EU-Islam Dialogue and Engagement. Five Challenges and Opportunities
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EU-Islam Dialogue and Engagement. Five Challenges and Opportunities

The issue of cultural and religious values has been brought into the political spotlight. Key political actors, including the EU, consider dialogue and engagement with religious institutions vital resources for achieving stability.

5 April 2019
Morocco’s Political Use of Islam and its Religious Diplomacy
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Morocco’s Political Use of Islam and its Religious Diplomacy

After the 2003 bombing attacks in Casablanca, Morocco has been seeking to limit the influence of opposing religious doctrines to the “Moroccan official Islam”. This was followed by a restructuring of the religious field.

7 November 2018
Les noirs tunisiens après la révolution de 2011. Retour sur les prémices d´un mouvement contre le racisme
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Les noirs tunisiens après la révolution de 2011. Retour sur les prémices d´un mouvement contre le racisme

Le mouvement noir en Tunisie a cherché à se trouver une place parmi les différents mouvements civiques en Tunisie. Cela n’était pas facile dans un contexte politique et social encore conservateur et qui ne reconnaît pas la diversité.

27 August 2018
Civil Society in Action – Promoting Sub-Regional Cooperation Between CSOs as a Way Forward?
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Civil Society in Action – Promoting Sub-Regional Cooperation Between CSOs as a Way Forward?

Eastern Mediterranean states are facing numerous domestic challenges to their democratic institutions. The region is highly heterogeneous in terms of these challenges. But there are also common ones, including empowering CSOs.

5 July 2018
Citizenship Challenges in The Arab Region
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Citizenship Challenges in The Arab Region

The Arab Spring put forward a number of demands. It is therefore not surprising that a number of minority groups actively participated in the uprisings, calling for end of oppression and the recognition of their rights.

7 May 2018
Les non-musulmans en Islam. Quel statut?
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Les non-musulmans en Islam. Quel statut?

Le papier permet de mieux comprendre les problématiques relatives à la liberté religieuse et à l’intégration des minorités religieuses en islam et dans les États musulmans.

10 January 2018
Arab Media and Political Conflict in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings
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Arab Media and Political Conflict in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings

In the Middle East, television has thus maintained a strong allegiance with the ruling power in each country. But how should this loyalty be handled when the ruling power is first challenged, then shaken and finally overthrown?

13 November 2017
Theorizing the Role of Experts in Shaping Euro-Mediterranean Politics, at a Time of Erosion of Democratic Legitimacy and Emergence of Contested Issues
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Theorizing the Role of Experts in Shaping Euro-Mediterranean Politics, at a Time of Erosion of Democratic Legitimacy and Emergence of Contested Issues

The main objective of this article is to understand if and how experts are contributing to shape EU foreign policy, with a specific focus on Euro-Mediterranean affairs.

13 February 2017