Luis Martinez

Phone: +33 (0) 1 58 71 70 28 -

Holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP, 1996). Visiting professor at Columbia University, New York (2000-2001) and at the University of Montréal (2007-2008). A political scientist and a specialist of the Maghreb and the Middle East. He has been temporarily affiliated with the Rabat School Of Governance and Economics as its scientific director (2010-2011).

Work in Progress

- The State in the Maghreb
- Islamism and political violence
- The politics of security in the Mediterranean
- Oil and democracy

  • Teaching

    - Sciences Po:
    ”The contemporary Maghreb “
    “Violence, conflict and war” (Master’s program)

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Main Publications

- Violence de la rente pétrolière (Algérie, Libye et Irak), Paris, Presses de Sciences Po, 2010. (version en anglais, Hurst/Columbia University Press, 2012)

- « Maghreb : vaincre la peur de la démocratie », Les Cahiers de Chaillot, n°115, avril 2009.

- The Libyan Paradox. London, Hurst/Columbia University, 2007.

- The Enigma of Islamist Violence, with A. Blom, L Bucaille (eds) . London, Hurst/Columbia University, 2007.

- La guerre civile en Algérie. Paris, Karthala, 1998 (version en anglais Hurst/Columbia University Press, 2000, version pirate en arabe 2001, Alger).

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