Political Islam After the “Arab Springs”

8 March 2017. From 18:30 | Workshop | French | IEMed, Barcelona
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Political democratization after the “Arab Spring” has been marked by the centrality of Islamist formations. However, the political action of Islamist movements after the Arab Spring is defined by its diversity, from Rached Ghannouchi in Tunisia to Abu-Bakr in Baghdadi in Mosul. These events show us the process of change and pluralization of Islamist formations. So what is this process of change? How is Islam being transformed in a context of revolution for democracy?

The lecture is delivered by François Burgat, director emeritus of research at the CNRS, researcher at the Institut de Recherches et d’Études sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman (IREMAM), CNRS-Université d’Aix-Marseille. Specializing in the analysis of the political systems and civil societies of the contemporary Arab world, he has also been director of the Center français d’Archéologie et Sciences Sociales in Sanaa (Yemen) and director of the Institut Français du Proche Orient (IFPO) in Damascus ( Syria) and Beirut (Lebanon). He currently directs the WAFAW project (When Authoritarianism Fails in the Arab World), funded by the European Research Council.


Lurdes Vidal

Lurdes Vidal

Director of the department of Arab World and Mediterranean IEMed

François Burgat

Director CNRS



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