Workshop 1

Chaired by
Wolfgang Merkel (Political Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/WZB) and
Christoph H. Stefes
(Political Science, University of Colorado/WZB)

  • Samer Abboud (Arab and Islamic Studies, Arcadia University, USA)
    “Insiders and Outsiders in the Syrian Opposition"
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  • Aries Arugay (Political Science, Georgia State University, USA)
    Saviors or Spoilers? (Un)Civil Society Coups in an Age of Democratization
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  • Abosede Omowumi Babatunde (Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
    “Revolution in North Africa: Impetus for Political Transition to Democracy or Sub-regional Insecurity?”
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  • Jonas Bergan Dræge (Middle Eastern Politics, University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
    Guilty by Assad-association: Why the Left is Left out of the Syrian Opposition
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  • Benedetta Berti (International Relations/Comparative Politics/Middle Eastern Studies, Tel Aviv University and Institute for National Security Studies, Israel)
    From Revolution to Accommodation: Rebel Armed Groups as Institutional Players—Paths to Integration
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  • Asel Doolotkeldieva (Political Science, University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
    Divided Executive, Local Entrepreneurship and Social Mobilization: From ‘Routine’ Tensions to Rebellions in Kyrgyzstan
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  • W.J. Dorman (Politics, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
    Why the ‘25 January Revolution’ Stalled: Sectarian Violence, Uncivil Society and State Neglect in Cairo (Egypt)
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  • Tyrell Haberkorn (Political and Social Change, Australian National University)
    A Revolution in Law in Thailand
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  • Phillip Kuntz (Political Science, University of Bamberg, Germany)
    The Color Revolutions: A Challenge to the State-Centered Approach?”
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  • Terence Lee (Political Science, National University of Singapore)
    Protecting People Power: Militaries and Successful Revolutions, Philippines 1986
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  • Brian McQuinn (Anthropology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
    The Microdynamcis of Revolution: Genesis of Armed Groups in Misurata, Libya
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  • Ileana Moroni (History, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France)
    The 1908 Young Turk Revolution: An Unfinished Revolution?
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  • Mike Opeyemi Omilusi (Political Science, Ekiti State University, Nigeria)
    Civil Society, Democracy and Revolution in Nigeria: Exploring the Paradoxes, Conjectures and Possibilities
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  • Anvar Rahmetov (Political Science, IMT-Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies, Italy)
    Post Soviet Bourgeoisie as ‘Revolutionary’ Vanguards
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  • Anna Reuss (Political Science, Freiburg University, Germany)
    From Rebels to Guardians of the State: Post-Liberation Armies and the Revolutionary Legacy
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  • Daniel P. Ritter (Sociology, Stockholm University, Sweden)
    "Why the Egyptian Revolution was Nonviolent: International Contexts and the Arab Spring"
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  • Sónia Rodrigues (Political Science and International Relations, New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
    "The Arab Spring and the Responsibility to Protect: Civil War and Regime Transition in Libya and Syria"
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  • Janjira Sombatpoonsiri (International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand)
    "A Nonviolent Response to the Principle of Responsibility to Protect (R2P): The Kosovo Intervention and International Endorsement of the Otpor Movement"
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