Social Currents in the Maghreb

Social Currents in the Maghreb

This research initiative investigates variations in social movement mobilization in the five countries of the Maghreb before, during, and after the Arab Spring. It also examines contemporary social and cultural trends present throughout society. CIRS launched a research initiative on “Social Currents in the Maghreb” in order to investigate variations in social movement mobilization in Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, and Algeria before, during, and after the Arab Spring. The project also examines contemporary social and cultural trends evident throughout Maghrabi society. The research initiative comprises a series of tightly-focused, empirically-grounded studies that focus on both comparative and single-country case studies that examine social movements and currents in North Africa.

Background and Scope of the Project

Background and Scope of the Project

Since the Arab uprisings of 2011, scholars and policymakers have sought to assess the importance of the popular protests for democratization, political stability, and geo-strategy across the Arab world and…
Publications

Publications

Books Osama Abi-Mershed, ed., Social Currents in North Africa: Culture and Governance after the Arab Spring (Oxford/Hurst, 2018). Social Currents in North Africa is a multi-disciplinary analysis of the social phenomena unfolding in the Maghreb…
Working Group Meetings

Working Group Meetings

Click here to read about the “Social Currents in the Maghreb” Working Group Meeting I Click here to read about the “Social Currents in the Maghreb” Working Group Meeting II As an ongoing…