Andrea Teti: Understanding Middle East Demand for Democracy, St. Andrews
Andrea Teti presents current research from the Arab Transformations Project on conceptions of democracy, the role of Islam in politics, and the nature of Arab autorcracies.
Location: School of International Relations, University of St Andrews
Chair: Professor Raymond Hinnebusch
School of International Relations
University of St Andrews
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Public opinion surveys in the Middle East have provide an important input into understanding the causes and ongoing implications of the Arab Uprisings. This talk outlines key results from the Arab Transformations Project survey on issues ranging from Democracy to corruption, from the role of religion to the legitimacy of regional regimes and international actors. These results suggest it is important to rethink the way scholarship currently understands authoritarian resilience, and the way Western governments' policy towards the Middle East is designed.
Andrea Teti is Director of the Arab Transformations Project. Focusing on North Africa, Jordan, and Iraq, the project combines a cross-national public opinion survey carried out in 2014-15 with microdata, indices, and other survey data to analyse trajectories of political, social, and economic transformations before and after the 2010-2011 Arab Uprisings. Andrea has published extensively in both academic outlets and in national and international media on Egypt, the Arab Uprisings, and European governments' responses. He is also Co-Director of the Centre for Global Security and Governance and Fellow of the Centre for Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) at the University of Aberdeen.
His book with Francesco Cavatorta and Pamela Abbott The Arab Uprisings in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia is in press.
Author: Arab Transformations Project