Colloque : The Political Economy of Regime Transformation and Collective Action in the Middle East (Beyrouth, 25-26 septembre 2014)

Date: 
25 September, 2014 - 10:30 - 26 September, 2014 - 18:00

Colloque international

The Political Economy of Regime Transformation and Collective Action in the Middle East

Organisé par l’Ifpo, en colloration avec le CERI/Sciences-Po Paris
et avec le soutien du projet européen WAFAW, le Fonds d’Alembert et le Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore

Beyrouth, September, 25-26, 2014
Salle de formation E1 - Institut Français du Liban - Rue de Damas

Programme

September, 25th, 2014

10:30-11:00 : Welcome and Introduction
Laurence Louër, Myriam Catusse, Eberhard Kienle

11:15-13:00 : The Transformation of Political Regimes

  • Laurence Louër, CERI, Sciences-Po Paris “The Transformation of the Rentier Welfare State in the Gulf Monarchies”
  • Fawwaz Traboulsi, American University of Beirut, “Revolution and Counter-Revolution: What is Being Transformed?”

13:00-14:30 : Lunch at Ifpo – Ground floor

14:30- 17:10 : Collective Action and Institutions

  • Montserrat Emperador Badimon, Université Lumière-Lyon 2, “Collective Action as an Instrument of Control ? The Case of Employment-focused Movements in Morocco”
  • Michele Scala, IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence, “Patronage et action collective : essai de lecture du conflit salarial chez Spinneys (Liban)”
  • Marie-Noëlle AbiYaghi, Ifpo/ Lebanon Support, Beirut, ”Le Comité de Coordination Syndicale au Liban, symptôme d’une radicalisation des luttes sociales ou simple conflit salarial?”
  • Amin Allal, CNRS/CERAPS, Lille, “Bloquer les phosphates! Nouvelles transactions politiques dans la région de Gafsa (Tunisie)”

September, 26th, 2014

10:00-12:40: Exploring Past Transformations

  • Sami Zubaida, Birkbeck College, University of London, “The Socio-Economic Bases of the Politics of Community and Citizenship”
  • Matthieu Rey, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, “The Agrarian Crisis in Syria during the Fifties and the Sixties: Emergence of New Key Actors in the Political Field”
  • Peter Sluglett, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, “The Politics and Economics of Regime Change in the Mashriq; Ottomans, Mandates, Revolutions“
  • Tareq Tell, American University of Beirut, “Rents and Royalty: Military Keynesiansims, Militarized Welfare and the Rentier State in Jordan”

12:40- 14:00: Lunch at Ifpo – Ground Floor

14:00-17:00: Economies Reconfigured by War and Politics

  • Jihad Yazigi, Syria Report, Beirut/ European Council on Foreign Relations, Brussels, “Syria’s Economy at Times of War”
  • Boutros Labaki, Université libanaise, Beirut, “Les transformations indirectes de la crise syrienne sur l’économie du Liban 2011-2013“
  • Asya El-Meehy, ESCWA, Beirut/ University of California, Berkeley, “Negotiating Redistribution Policies in the Course of Democratic Transitions“ 
  • Eberhard Kienle, Ifpo, Beirut, “Post-Revolutionary Orthodoxy ?“

17:00-18:00 : Conclusion

  • Jérôme Sgard (CERI, Sciences Po Paris)