Research Activities

Lecture by Prof. Larbi Sadiki

“Political Parties and Movements in the Post-Arab Uprisings in the Middle East”


Relational Studies on Global Crises Project and Center for Islamic Studies at Sophia University will invite Professor Larbi Sadiki and hold an international workshop titled Political Parties and Movements in the Post-Arab Uprisings in the Middle East.

【Theme】
“Political Parties and Movements in the Post-Arab Uprisings in the Middle East”

Organized political activity in the Middle East witnessed a rapid proliferation in the unfolding of the Arab uprisings. Political parties and movements of various ideological persuasions competed against each other following the ousting of entrenched authoritarian regimes or in a direct challenge to the status quo. Pressing issues of electoral practices, popular support, coalition politics, the role of violence and even social media dominated how political parties and movements conceived their role in civil society. This workshop explores how these political actors have organized themselves and the degree of their impact on largely authoritarian milieus. Prof. Sadiki and discussants will examine organized political activity in the post-Arab uprisings through specific examples of political parties and movements.

【Date & Time】
Friday, July 28, 2017 15:30-18:30

【Venue】
Building 6 (Sophia Tower), Room 407, Sophia University

【Language】
in English

【Program】
15:30 Opening Remarks
15:35 Rationale of the Workshop (Mohammed Moussa)
15:45 Larbi SADIKI “Al-Hirak (Peoplehood) in the context of the Arab Spring: A 'moment' of Post-politics?”
16:45 Break
17:00 Comments
Keiko SAKAI(Chiba University)
Nozomi SHIRATANI (Sophia University)
Mohammed MOUSSA(Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
17:45 Discussion
18:25 Closing Remarks

Recent Works by Prof. Larbi Sadiki
- *The Search for Arab Democracy: Discourses and Counter-Discourses*. Columbia University Press, 2004.
- *Rethinking Arab Democratization: Elections without Democracy*, Oxford University Press, 2011.
-* Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government *(editor), Routledge, 2015.

【Organizers】
- Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (research in a proposed research area), Group B01 "Norms and Identity", Establishing a New Paradigm of Social/ Human Sciences based on Relational Studies: in order to Overcome Contemporary Global Crises (Team Leader: Keiko SAKAI)
- Center for Islamic Studies, Sophia University
- 'Transitions of Islam and Democracy': Engendering Democratic Learning and Civic Identities’ NPRP award [NPRP9 309-5-041] from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of The Qatar Foundation)

Research Activities

  • Sophia and Waseda Joint Research Prokect Histories and Current Circumstances of Interreliglous Relations in Asia and Africa
  • isramic area studies, sophia university(2006-2015)
  • Inter-University Research Institute Corporation National Institutes for the Humanities
  • Center for Modern Middle East Studies, National Museum of Ethnology
  • Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
  • Center for Islamic Area Studies at Kyoto University
  • Graduate school of international resource sciences,akita univercity
  • Organization for Islamic Area Studies,Waseda University
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