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Political Parties of the Middle East; Past, Present and Future Perspectives

January 28, 2016 - January 29, 2016

On January 29, 2015, PSRP Research Analyst, Robert Forster, represents PSRP at the conference “Political Parties of the Middle East; Past, Present and Future Perspectives” at the University of Manchester, where he is speaking on the GCC Initiative and Yemen’s Joint Meeting Parties. He presents the paper ‘Partisan Politics and the Failure of Power-sharing in Yemen’s Post-2011 Transition’.

The conference is sponsored by the Centre for Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW). It aims to make sense of past, present and future perspectives on political party organisation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It will seek to understand whether political parties in MENA should still be considered an integral part of the creation of resilient democratic states or the enactment of radical social transformation, as well as chart the evolution of the single party system and the challenges it has faced over the past decade. It will aim to bring together a wide range of scholars studying topics ranging from the social bases of marginalized political organizations to mainstream parties which have held power for decades across the region. It is the conference’s intention to contribute to extant international scholarship on political parties in the fields of history, political science, international relations, sociology and anthropology and the literature concerned with political parties in the post-colonial world.

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Source: University of Manchester



January 28, 2016
January 29, 2016
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University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester , M13 9PL United Kingdom


School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester