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An Emerging New Paradigm: Post-Islamism

(Another one of the articles I wrote during my studies… Enjoy!)

Since the Arab Spring revolutions in 2010, there has been talk of a paradigm shift within Islamic politics. 785 more words

Current Affairs

Urban Spaces of Protest

Thanks for allowing me the day off on Monday. I spent the weekend visiting a friend in another midwestern city (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), but I’ll be back home this evening. 3,091 more words

The Current State Of Cities

Revolutionary Art in the Streets--and in the Galleries

Nancy Demerdash has a new article out on the role(s) of art in the “Arab Spring”. Her article “Consuming Revolution: Ethics, Art and Ambivalence in the Arab Spring” in… 757 more words

Why Inside-Out Cities Produce Street Politics

There’s a very interesting article in the latest issue of the journal City & Society by Asef Bayat. Entitled “Politics in the City-Inside-Out,” Bayat argues that the contemporary urban metropolises of neoliberal capitalism–he’s thinking of Cairo, Tehran, Istanbul and so forth–have a structural propensity to produce street politics. 911 more words

New Article: Ultras As Social Nonmovement in Egypt

One of the most fascinating questions about the Egyptian uprising is the role of the Ultras.

Ultras are sports fans renowned for their fanatical support of Egyptian sports clubs–especially Zamalek (“Ultras White Nights”) and ‘Ahly (Ultras Ahlawy)–and for their elaborate displays intended to create an atmosphere that encourages their own team and intimidates opposing players and supporters. 300 more words

Life as politics in Iran

NEGOTIATIONS, or perhaps horse trading, are ongoing regarding Iran’s nuclear programme, with a new round of meetings between the members of the UN Security Council and Iranian officials scheduled for this week. 958 more words