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Justice and politics in the post-Arab revolution Maghreb

Justice et politique dans le Maghreb post-révoltes arabes

Reform, institutions, reconciliation

Réforme, institutions, réconciliation

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Published on Friday, January 20, 2017 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

After years as a space of authoritarian exception, the Arab world became a space of "revolution". The outcome has proven meager at best: most authoritarian regimes have managed to muzzle protest movements. Only Tunisia seems engaged in a process of transition, relaying and integrating key political constituencies. Given such a configuration, we will examine the various modes by which relations of Justice and political power have been articulated in recent years in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

Announcement

International symposium organized by the IRMC (CNRS, USR : 3077) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Tunis on April 21 and 22, 2017

Argument

After years as a space of authoritarian exception, the Arab world became, in the first half of 2011, a space of "revolution". The persistent failure of Arab societies to accede to the promised rewards of democracy was replaced by talk of an "Arab Spring" and the supposed domino effect of the "Tunisian revolution" which, on January 14, 2011, overthrew its "Dictator". The outcome has proven meager at best: most authoritarian regimes have managed to muzzle protest movements. Only Tunisia seems to be staying afloat and engaged in a consensual process of transition, relaying and integrating various key political constituencies. Given such a configuration, we will examine the various modes by which relations of Justice and political power have been articulated in recent years between Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, in other words, in Maghreb countries experiencing divergent political dynamics.

In order to examine the reconstruction and / or reproduction of relations between justice and politics, this research program will focus on three axes:

  1. First, an analysis of the political rationale underlying the reform of justice;
  2. Second, the role of the legal professions in the functioning of justice over recent years,
  3. third, the trials that followed the fall of an authoritarian regime as well as a so called transitional justice focused on the political ambiguities arising from the implementation of a "justice of reconciliation" in the Maghreb.

Terms of submission

Deadline for submission of proposals: February 15, 2017

Please send a one or two-page abstract in English or French, along with a title, and academic accreditation and contact information. Please return your abstract by february 15, 2017 and address it to: jbheuman@gmail.com and gobe@mmsh.univ-aix.fr

Proposals for communications will specify the axis to which they relate.

Scientific coordination

Eric Gobe

Papers will be selected on the basis of their relevance to symposium objectives.

Places

  • IRMC, 20 rue Mohamed Ali Tahar
    Tunis, Tunisia

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Keywords

  • justice transitionnelle, transition politique, réforme, judiciaire, Tunisie, Maroc, Algérie

Contact(s)

  • Éric Gobe
    courriel : gobe [at] mmsh [dot] univ-aix [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Éric Gobe
    courriel : gobe [at] mmsh [dot] univ-aix [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Justice and politics in the post-Arab revolution Maghreb », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, January 20, 2017, https://calenda.org/391040

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