We are opening a call for papers to the AAME conference, A Shifting World: International Relations from beyond the West. Date: 19 June 2017 Time: 9:00am - 5.00pm Location: Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU We welcome papers that explore how countries and actors from beyond the West are shaping international relations, from the high politics of diplomacy, through the movement of people through migration, to the increasing influence ideas and ima
Professor Achcar will explore the long-term revolutionary and counter-revolutionary processes initiated by the Arab Spring and explore how these complex dynamics might reshape the Middle East. The Arab Spring of 2011 was but the beginning of a long-term revolutionary process, rendered much more complicated than other revolutionary processes by specific socio-political features -- rentierism and patrimonialism -- of the dominant Arab state system. Another complicating specific
Ivica's research looks at the effects of religious belief, belonging, and behaviour on people's altruistic and militant foreign policy views. She finds that regardless of how religion is conceptualised, it invariably raises adherents' militant foreign policy views. Its effect on altruistic foreign policy views is more ambiguous, with some religious variables - e.g. religious belief - boosting altruism, while others - e.g. Christianity - reducing it. The talk is at 5.15 in the
AAME is now recruiting for its MA in Politics of Development in September 2017. The degree explores political systems and cultures across the AAME regions, the arguments, histories and struggles towards economic development, and the ways these are affected by – and changing – global politics and economics.
The course is taught by regional experts based at AAME. There’s a strong emphasis on fieldwork: all students are given opportunities to conduct research in one of the r
With President Mugabe's health failing, succession battles within his own party continue, while the opposition parties remain in a state of disarray. Dr Tendi is a leading expert on Zimbabwe, will explore the complexities of Zimbabwe's politics of succession. This is the first in AAME's new seminar series. Talks on the Middle East, China and India will follow later in the term. Details here. Dr Miles Tendi is a Lecturer in African History and Politics in the Department of Int
Jones and Betts argue that refugees are not passive, apolitical victims, examine the political lives of exiles and how they are often shaped by the ambivalent role of outsiders. Find the article here. #WillJones #Zimbabwe #Rwanda