Tuesday, July 12, 2011, from 9:00 to 12:00 a.m.
What explains the variability of the dynamics of Arab revolts across the region, and the wide spectrum of what is at stake ? We propose to answer this question by looking at the way its regime has built its legitimacy. We have identified five dimensions of legitimacy (for instance : traditional/religious legitimacy, legitimacy obtained by the method of accession to power, etc.) which are combined differently depending on the regime in power. We will explore them, and apply this perspective to 3 or 4 cases, in order to identify the types of legitimacy each regimes enjoy. This will help us understant the way revolts started, the way they evolved and were combatted or instrumentalized, and the way local, regional and international actors positioned themselves towards the prospect of change.
Professor of Sociology, UQÀM
Adjoint to the Director of CRIEC
Read the last issue of Middle East Report : People Power
Lévesques, Julie. Libya: Media Propaganda and "Humanitarian Imperialism" (10 avril 2011). www.globalresearch.ca/index.... (16 mai 2011)