Routledge Studies on Challenges, Crises and Dissent in World Politics

Series Editors: Karoline Postel-Vinay (CERI Sciences Po), Nadine Godehardt (SWP Berlin)

This new series focuses on major issues that have surfaced in recent years, and which will pose significant and complex challenges to inter/national politics in the next few decades. While we are open to any exciting ideas for edited, single or co-authored work, we are particularly interested in book proposals that explore dissent and crises in world politics and challenge our current understanding of global order. We are open to a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches including critical and postmodern studies : 

- The challenge to Western hegemony 

- The challenge to inter/national and regional governability

- Ideologies, Religion, Nationalism and Extremism 

- Changing World and the lack of leadership 

If you have an idea for a new book in Routledge Series on Dissent and Crises in World Politics, please send a written proposal to the Series Editors:

Karoline Postel-Vinay   /   Nadine Godehardt 

For guidance on how to structure your proposal, please visit: 


Bureaucracy Without Borders, Interview with Béatrice Hibou

Who hasn’t grumbled about red tape? Yet while complaining about bureaucracy is easy, understanding its processes, remits and many facets is less so. From the observation that bureaucratization is a continuous process, Béatrice Hibou, CNRS senior researcher and political economy specialist at CERI Sciences Po, questions the logic behind this development and its political signification. What is bureaucratization? Why and how does it interfere in every aspect of our lives? Can we resist? Béatrice Hibou answers these questions in her book "The Bureaucratization of the World in the Neoliberal Era" published by Palgrave Macmillan. In this interview, she gives us a broad outline of her findings.



The Enigma of Islamist Violence, by Luis Martinez, Amélie Blom and Laetitia Bucaille (eds)
The debate surrounding Islamist violence remains locked in oppositional sterility. Are such attacks perpetrated by Islamists as a matter of belief or do they reflect socio-economic realities? Is the suicide bomber a pathological case, as the psychologist maintains, or a clever strategist, as those steeped in the geopolitical approach claim? This book aims to transcend both the culturalist or underdevelopment explanations by focusing on the highly variegated nature of the phenomenon.
Democracies at War Against Terrorism. A Comparative Perspective, by Samy Cohen (ed.)
On numerous occasions, democratic nations have been singled out by human rights NGOs for the brutality of their modus operandi, for their inadequate attention to the protection of civilian populations, or for acts of abuse or torture on prisoners. Why do they perpetrate these violations? Do they do so intentionally or unintentionally? Can democracies combat irregular armed groups without violating international law? When their population is under threat, do they behave as non-democracies would? Does this type of war inevitably produce war crimes on a more or less massive scale?
The Gamble of War Is it Possible to Justify Preventive War?, by Ariel Colonomos
With the new millennium, prevention has become a popular doctrine in international politics. One of its most noticeable features is that democracies become inclined to strike first. In the US, it has served as the banner of the neo–conservative movement but it also gathered support from some liberals. It has also inspired several Israeli interventions. Does the preventive use of force meet the normative criteria that prevail or should prevail in a democratic system? Or does it endanger the legal and ethical traditions that characterize the history of Western military ethics?
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Séminaire INTEGRIM du groupe de recherche Migrations et mobilités du CERI


En partenariat avec MIGRINTER, Université de Poitiers


Forced migrations have usually been described as "spontaneous" migrations and analysed in terms of political and security constraints. But even refugee movements resulting from conflicts are often fashioned by previous migration flows and correlated network structures that are re-mobilised during the humanitarian crisis. Therefore, tracing a genealogy of mobilities in the Middle East will help better understand current forced migration processes and their connections with other forms of social organisation built over time in a regional area (commercial mobility, family strategies, pilgrimage, etc.)
The distinction commonly made between forced migration and voluntary migration in the Middle East and elsewhere has already been criticised by a growing number of authors (Long: 2013, Richmond: 1994). In the case of “refugee” category, a huge diversity of social, legal and economic statuses and personal backgrounds coexist within such a category (Malkki: 1995, Marx: 1990). Early attempts to build a general theoretical model of refugee issues have focused mainly on push factors to explain refugee movements (Kunz, 1973). Studies have also emphasised the role of international relations in the production of refugee flows (Loescher, 1990). If push factors as well as international politics are key issues for the understanding of refugee movements, little attention has so far been paid to dynamics generated by the refugees themselves. Seteney Shami (1993) suggests that "displacement often leads to labour migration as a coping strategy". But conversely, as will also be shown, labour migration may also mould and structure forced displacement patterns of dispersion and settlement.
The questioning of the dichotomy between forced and voluntary migrations is even more interesting in the Middle East as neither Jordan, Lebanon Iraq nor Syria, are not signatories of the Geneva Convention on Refugees. The refugee category (with the exception of Palestinians who are recognised as refugees in the state where they have their permanent residency) does not exist as such. There is often a confusion in the field of forced migration between legal categories (refugees, asylum seekers, etc.) and those relating to the analysis of migration (Zetter, 2007). This project aims to re-examine the production categories of asylum in an area outside the Convention (Jordan, Lebanon) and one signatory (Turkey) from three unusual situations, the Syrians, the Iraqis and the Palestinians from Syria.



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement 316796.


Foreword: Alain Dieckhoff, Sciences Po-CERI, CNRS


9h30- Introduction


Céline Cantat, University of East London & MIGRINTER, CNRS, Université de Poitiers

Kamel Dorai, IFPO, Amman & MIGRINTER, CNRS, Université de Poitiers

Helene Thiollet, Sciences Po-CERI, CNRS


10h00- Panel 1 : Refugees, a regional perspective


The Syrian humanitarian Crisis: Understanding Perceptions and Aspirations among Hosts, Practitioners, and Guests in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan

Dawn Chatty, University of Oxford


Refugees and the state: the importance of Iraq

Philip Marfleet,University of East London

 12h00-Lunch Break


14h00-Panel 2, part 1: Some national experiences


Mass Migration Flows and Border Management in Turkey

Didem Danis, Galatasaray University, Istanbul


From Mostapha Mahmoud to Levinsky Park: Comparative political ethnography of Sudanese circulation in Egypt and Israel

Pauline Brücker, Sciences Po-CERI & CEDEJ


 15h30- Break: Screening of two short-films on Yarmouk by Syrian Palestinian directors

MIG, by Thaer Alshali
Blue, by Abo Gabi

16h15-Panel 2, part 2: Some national experiences 

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon: from refugees to asylum seekers?

Kamel Dorai, IFPO, Amman & MIGRINTER, CNRS, Université de Poitiers

Reflections On Belonging: The Abandoned Yarmouk As Seen From Exile

Salim Salameh, Malmö University, Sweden


17h45– Conclusions




Responsables scientifiques:

Helene Thiollet (Sciences Po-CERI, CNRS),

Céline Cantat (MIGRINTER, CNRS, Université de Poitiers),

Kamel Dorai (IFPO, Amman & MIGRINTER, CNRS, Université de Poitiers),




Sciences Po-CERI: 56,rue Jacob 75006 Paris (salle de conférences)

Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Middle East 24/09 For more information




Colloque organisé dans le cadre du programme interdisciplinaire "Sociétés plurielles" de l'Université Sorbonne-Paris-Cité, en partenariat avec le CERI, l'IRD et l'INALCO


9h00-9h15   Ouverture : Anne de Tinguy, INALCO et Sciences Po-CERI, et  Jean Yves Moisseron, CESSMA Paris 7 et IRD


9h15-11h00   Origines et  déterminants des révolutions

Présidence : Jean Yves Moisseron, CESSMA Paris 7 et IRD
Pierre Bourgois, Centre Montesquieu de Recherches Politiques, Université de Bordeaux
   Les « révolutions de couleur » et les « printemps arabes » chez Francis Fukuyama : mêmes causes, mêmes conséquences ?
Eric  Magnin, Université Paris Diderot - LADYSS
   « La grande transformation des PECO : tous les chemins (r)évolutionnaires mènent-ils au capitalisme dépendant ? »         
Mahmoud El Ashmawy, Le Caire - European Research Council's "When Authoritarianism Fails in the Arab World" (WAFAW) Research Project et Sciences Po
   Revolution’s occurrence: Colored revolutions’ findings and the Arab Spring

Discutants : Julien Vercueil, INALCO, et Jean François Daguzan, FRS



11h00-11h15  Pause café


11h15-13h15   Processus et acteurs des transformations

Présidence : Anne de Tinguy, INALCO et Sciences Po-CERI


Bilel Kchouk, Université d’Ottawa, Canada 

   Stratégies de reconversion des élites politiques et économiques tunisiennes au prisme des révolutions est-européennes

Natalya Gumenyuk, Hromaske tv, Kiev
   How framing of revolutions (the Arab Spring and Maidan) takes us away from their roots during and after the protest
Jérôme Heurtaux, Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb contemporain (IRMC), Tunis, et Université Paris-Dauphine
   Les transitions postcommunistes dans les révoltes arabes. Pourquoi et comment comparer ?
Amel Ben Rouhma, Université Paris Descartes - CEDAG
   La responsabilité sociale des entreprises est-elle un marqueur de transition? Le cas de la Tunisie

Discutants : Georges Mink, ISP-CNRS, College of Europe, Natolin campus, et Nidhal Ben Cheikh, CRESS, Tunisie



14h15-15h30   Constructions identitaires et révolutions

Présidence : Philippe de Suremain, ancien ambassadeur de France en Ukraine

Oleksii Polegkyi, Kiev et Anrwerp University, Belgique
   Ukrainian threefold revolution: from Soviet Ukraine to European Ukraine
Fatma Ahmad Kamel, Université du Caire et Université Paris XII-CEDITEC   
   Dynamiques de dénomination des soulèvements populaires - Un peuple s’indigne : révolution ou printemps ?

Discutantes : Tetyana Ogarkova, Mohyla Academy et Ukraine Crisis Media Center, Kiev, et Laurence Louër, Sciences Po-CERI



15h30-15h45   Pause café


15h45-18h30   Les acteurs externes 


Présidence : Rémy Bouallègue, Centre d’Analyse, de Prévision et de Stratégie, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement International

Cécile Vaissié, Université Rennes 2
   Le discours néo-impérialiste et néo-stalinien des « conservateurs » russes autour des « révolutions » ukrainiennes et géorgienne
Anne de Tinguy, INALCO et Sciences Po-CERI
   La Russie et les révolutions ukrainiennes : le poids du passé
Laure Delcour, projet 7ème PCRD CASCADE, FMSH, et Jean-Yves Moisseron, CESSMA Paris 7 et IRD
   La politique de voisinage de l’Union Européenne face aux transformations à l’est et au sud
Benjamin Schuetze, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
   The Eastern European origins of US democracy promotion in Jordan: Liberal democratic identity formation and the reinforcement of authoritarian stability
 Mohamed‐Ali Adraoui, European University Institute, Florence
   « Dealing with Islamists ». Les Etats‐Unis et les révolutions arabes. Comment l’Administration Obama pense et agit en fonction de l’islam politique

Discutants : Florent Parmentier, Sciences Po, et Delphine Pagès-El Karoui, INALCO







Responsables scientifiques : Anne de Tinguy (INALCO et Sciences Po-CERI) et Jean-Yves Moisseron (CESSMA Paris 7 et IRD)


Le colloque se déroulera en français et en anglais, avec traduction


CERI-56 rue Jacob, 75006 Paris / Salle de conférences


Peut-on comparer les « révolutions de couleur » et les « printemps arabes » ? 25/09 For more information


Séminaire du Programme de recherche transversal Sociologie des pratiques diplomatiques du CERI


Volet "Multilatéralisme et Organisations Internationales"


Avec :


Jérôme Sgard, Sciences Po-CERI



Vincent Gayon, Université Paris Dauphine, IRISSO

Reponsables scientifiques : Guillaume Devin (Sciences Po-CERI), Marieke Louis (Sciences Po-CERI)


Sciences Po-CERI: 56, rue Jacob 75006 Paris/salle du conseil
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Le Fonds Monétaire International et la crise des dettes souveraines 24/09 For more information