Professor at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Science at the Mohammed V University in Rabat. He received his PhD in Law at the Universite Paris II and lectured in Moroccan and French universities before being tasked with a ministerial portfolio for education between 1998 and 2000, and then served as Minister for Education until 2002. Saaf chairs the Center for Research in the Social Sciences and is Director of the Moroccan Journal of Social Sciences. Besides advising the World Health Organization and other international bodies, he is the author of 20 published books.
Assistant professor at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Qatar. He holds a conjoined PhD in political science from Sciences Po Paris and the University of Ottawa. His research interests include political behaviour, political trust, youth representation, and populism in Western countries and the MENA region. He published peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Common Market Studies, Political Studies Review, Revue Française de science politique, and Siyasat Arabiya. Abdelkarim collaborates with Team Populism, an international research network that brings together scholars from several universities to study the causes and consequences of populism; the Konrad Adenauer Research Chair in Empirical Democracy Studies and has recently joined the editorial board of La Revue Internationale de Politique Comparée.
Professor of Politics, and the Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, and was previously the coordinator of the Democracy and Islam Program at the University of Westminster (since 1998). He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Reading, UK. In 2015, El-Affendi published a book called Genocidal Nightmares: Narratives of Insecurity and the Structure of Mass Atrocities, (Bloomsbury Academic). Previously, he worked as a diplomat in the Sudanese Foreign Minstery (1990-1997).
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. His research interests primarily reside at the intersection of comparative political behavior and political economy. The research agenda he is currently pursuing focuses primarily on the effects of autocratic instability on economic policy. He is the author of the book Trust and Terror: Social Capital and the Use of Terrorism as a Tool of Resistance (Routledge), and the coauthor (with Sabri Ciftci and F. Michael Wuthrich) of a second book that is forthcoming with Indiana University Press. His academic work has appeared in Comparative Politics, International Interactions, and Political Research Quarterly, as well as other venues. Prior to joining the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, he held positions at the University of Louisville and Franklin & Marshall College.
Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the School of Social Sciences, London Metropolitan University. He was fellow at the Global Populism Cluster of the Weatherhead Center, Harvard and Jean Monnet Fellow at the Schuman Centre, EUI. He has published articles in Foreign Policy Analysis, the Journal of Common Market Studies, Politics and the Journal of European Integration. He co-edited (with Vedi Hadiz) the 2017 special issue of the International Political Science Review on "Populism in World Politics" and is author of Party Systems and Foreign Policy Change in Liberal Democracies (Routledge, 2021).
One of the Arab world’s most prominent scholars, Bishara has published on political thought, social theory, and philosophy. His Arabic publications include: Civil Society: A Critical Study; Religion and Secularism in Historical Context (in 3 vols.); What is Populism?; and The Transition to Democracy and its Problematique. Bishara’s publications that have been translated into English include: Sectarianism without Sects; and Understanding Revolutions: Opening Acts in Tunisia which is part of a trilogy on Arab revolutions in addition to the soon to be published, Egypt: Revolution, Failed Transition and Counter-Revolution and Syria 2011-2013: Revolution and Tyranny before the Mayhem. A translation of his book On Salafism, a French translation of which has already been published, will be published soon. Bishara is a critic of authoritarianism and colonialism, a staunch supporter of democratic transition in the region and was named by Le Nouveau Magazine Littéraire as one of the world’s most influential thinkers.
Associate Professor of Political Science and the Head of the Politics and International Relations Program at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He obtained both his MA and PhD in Political Science from McGill University, Canada. His main fields of specialization include Comparative Politics (Global South and Middle East), Political Theory, and International Relations. His current research focuses on a critique of power-sharing arrangements in post-colonial and postwar states, and the political economy of Lebanon's postwar collapse. Salloukh has co-authored and co-edited multiple books, including: The Politics of Sectarianism in Postwar Lebanon, Beyond the Arab Spring: Authoritarianism and Democratization in the Arab World.
Professor of Political Science at Universidad Diego Portales (UDP) in Santiago de Chile and Associate Researcher at the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES). He is the co-author, with Cas Mudde, of Populism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2017), which has been translated into more than ten languages. Together with Tim Bale, he just edited the volume Riding the Populist Wave: Europe's Mainstream Right in Crisis (Cambridge University Press, 2021).
Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of Richmond. She was previously an Assistant Professor at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and a researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. She holds a PhD in government with concentrations in comparative politics and international relations at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, and has focused her work on authoritarian regimes in the Arab world, state-society relations in these countries, and the impact of international intervention. She has published in peer-reviewed journals such as PS Political Science & Politics, Journal of Global Security Studies, Middle East Law and Governance, Siyasat Arabiya (an Arabic peer-reviewed journal), Contemporary Arab Affairs, Parameters, and more. Her book titled Polarized and Demobilized: Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine was published in 2020 with Oxford University Press.
Konrad Adenauer Research Chair in Empirical Democracy Studies and Full Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. His main research interests are political participation, political representation, and populism. Since becoming a professor in 2010, Stockemer has published 4 individually authored books, 1 edited volume, 1 textbook and more than 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Stockemer is editor of the Springer Book Series in Electoral Politics. Since autumn 2019, he is also editor of the International Political Science Review.
Head of the Iranian Studies Unit at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. He is also a Professor of Government at Georgetown University Qatar. He is the author of a number of journal articles and books, including, most recently, A Concise History of Revolution and Inside the Arab State.
Professor of Political Science at McGill University, Montreal, studies the politics of nationalism, ethnicity, religion, gender, caste, and race comparatively, focusing on India. His published books include Ethnicity and Populist Mobilization: Political Parties, Citizens and Democracy in South India and Nation and Family: Personal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India, while he is currently working on a new project, From Bondage to Citizenship: The Enfranchisement and Advancement of Dalits and African Americans. Subramanian earned a BA in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, and an MA and PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at the School of Global and Public Affairs, IE University, Spain. Her research interests cover political parties, political institutions, women representation, ideology and issues of political representation, political preferences, and political behaviour. Her work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Politics and Public Opinion Quarterly. Nina is part of Team Populism, an international network studying the causes and consequences of populism, and the coordinator of the Political Representation, Executives, and Political Parties Survey, an expert survey gathering data across more than 35 countries across three regions.
CNRS Research Director Emerita at the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics of Sciences Po (CEE), former Chair of the French Political Science Association (2005-2016) and member of the National Consultative Commission for Human Rights (CNCDH) since 2017. Her recent publications include "Political science approaches to the far right", in Ashe, Busher, Macklin, Winter (eds.), Researching the Far Right, Routledge, 2020; "The radical right in France", in Rydgren (ed.), The 0xford Handbook of the Radical Right, OUP, 2018; and "The impact of gender on the Marine Le Pen vote" Revue française de science politique, 2017 (with Amengay and Durovic).
Professor of Politics at the University of Sussex. His focus is on comparative politics and his research focuses primarily on populism, Euroscepticism and more broadly on the domestic politics of European integration. He has published six books including The New Politics and the New Populism (1996, Palgrave), Populism (2000, McGraw Hill) and in The Oxford Handbook of Populism (2017, OUP) as well as numerous articles in these areas.
Assistant Professor of conflict and humanitarian studies. He was the director of the Center for Development Studies at Birzeit University and a senior research fellow at Ibrahim Abu-Logoud Institute of International Studies, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and the School of Oriental and African Studies. He is also a policy advisor for the Palestinian Policy Network (Al-Shabaka).
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