The New Arab State: Actors, Institutions, and Processes

Inside the Arab State

This research initiative is designed to examine some of the central questions facing scholars of Middle Eastern politics concerning the nature of the post-2011 state in the Arab world. These questions revolve around the very conception of the state, its functions and institutions, its sources of legitimacy, and basic notions underlying it such as sovereignty and nationalism.

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Background and Scope of the Project

The 2011 Arab uprisings and their subsequent aftermath have thrown into question some of our long-held assumptions about the foundational aspects of the Arab state. While the regional and international…
Publication

Publication

Mehran Kamrava, Inside the Arab State (Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2018). The 2011 Arab uprisings and their subsequent aftermath have thrown into question some of our long-held assumptions about the foundational aspects of the…
Working Group Meetings

Working Group Meetings

Click here to read about “Inside the Arab State: Re-Envisioning the Arab State” Working Group I Click here to read about “Inside the Arab State: Actors, Institutions, and Processes” Working Group II As an…