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The Journey of Protests in the Mediterranean and Beyond: A Discussion About and For Social Movements (Part 2)

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There has been significant interest in the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia among Italian authors. However, the majority of works on the topic follow a very traditional schema: a narrative of the events in the context of mainstream discourses on liberalism and democracy, usually imbued with implicit normative claims. The only exception to this trend is represented by two books that Agenzia X—a Milan-based activist publishing house—published in 2012: Lorenzo Fe ...

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The Journey of Protests in the Mediterranean and Beyond: A Discussion About and For Social Movements

Dignity, security, fair trials, purging the media, freedom, the right to strike, social justice... Image by Mostafa Sheshtawy via Flickr.

There has been significant interest in the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia among Italian authors, but the majority of works on the topic follow a very traditional scheme: a narrative of the events in the context of mainstream discourses on liberalism and democracy, usually imbued with implicit normative claims. The only exception to this trend is represented by two books that Agenzia X, a Milan-based activist publishing house, published in 2012: Lorenzo Fe and Mohamed ...

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Paola Rivetti

 

Paola Rivetti is a post-doctoral fellow at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, Ireland. Her research interests focus on authoritarian resilience and democratization in the Middle East from a comparative perspective, on Iranian domestic politics with a particular attention to the politics of activism and dissent under authoritarian rule, and on diaspora politics and transnational activism and their impact on the Iranian regime. She has published numerous journal articles and co-edited Civil Society Effect. Practice and rhetoric in Iran, Lebanon, Egypt and Morocco (2010, in Italian).