Monthly Archives: February 2011

After the winter of protest, what next?

Martin O’Shaughnessy For people looking to pick up an initial understanding of some of the politics of the ‘winter of protest’ a new book, Fight Back: a Reader on the Winter of Protest, edited by Dan Hancox, is an excellent … Continue reading

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Egypt, Tunisia and the people’s unruly body

Martin O’Shaughnessy  During the recent events in Tunisia that led to the departure of the dictator, it was striking to hear one of our politicians – was it Hague? – affirm that what the people needed was stability. This seemed … Continue reading

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L’Egypte, nos réticences, Rawls, Habermas by Bernard Girard

Daniel Schneiderman souligne, après Pascal Boniface, les étranges réserves de nos élites devant les révolutions tunisienne et égyptienne dans un papier qu’il titre excellement : Les «cache ta joie» de la révolution égyptienne dans lequel il s’en prend à Yves Calvi … Continue reading

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Tunisia and Beyond: Democratisation in the Middle East?

Dr Imad El-Anis, Lecturer in International Relations, Nottingham Trent University Events unfolding in Tunisia, Egypt and the wider Middle East in the past few weeks have certainly been dramatic and unprecedented. For many people in the region and in the … Continue reading

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Leading French charity sounds alarm over ‘unprecedented’ housing crisis

Michaël Hajdenberg There are now 3.6 million people in France who live in “very bad or no accommodation” and another 5 million facing precarious living conditions in the short- to mid-term, according to a report released this week by one … Continue reading

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The crisis and Higher Education

Working with the New Statesman, Documentary maker Michael Chanan has made a short film within which Terry Eagleton and others discuss competing understandings of the role of higher education. It can be found here. The same film-maker’s summary of reactions to … Continue reading

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Tunisie : la Révolution des «Nouzouh»* n’a pas l’odeur du jasmin, par Michael Ayari et Vincent Geisser

Pour Michael Béchir-Ayari et Vincent Geisser, chercheurs à l’Institut de recherche et d’étude sur le monde arabo-musulman, la « révolution » tunisienne réunit une dimension générationnelle et culturelle rappelant le mai 68 français ainsi qu’une dimension émeutière portée par un sous-prolétariat exclu … Continue reading

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