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SMAC « Reconfiguring socio-political control in the post-Mubarak Egyptian order »

par Suzan Gibril, OMAM, MSH, ULB & Maher Hamoud, MENARG, Ghent University

Le Séminaire Monde Arabe Contemporain (SMAC) est organisé par Jihane Sfeir et Chiara Diana. Le SMAC est un lieu d’expression et de confrontation théorique/méthodologique destiné aux chercheurs et étudiants. L’ambition est de créer une plateforme de débats s’adressant aux étudiants en thèse, aux étudiants en Master et à toute personne manifestant un intérêt motivé pour le Monde Arabe. Soutenu par la FSP, le séminaire est hébergé à la MSH. Le SMAC recommence un nouveau cycle de séminaires destiné à rassembler des doctorants et des spécialistes travaillant sur le monde arabe contemporain. Subsidiairement, le SMAC ménagera des espaces d’encadrement des étudiant(e)s de 2e cycle désireux d’acquérir références, méthodes et conseils supplémentaires sur leurs travaux et mémoires.

« Understanding Egypt’s political economy is essential for understanding the political dynamics around the 2011 revolution and the 2013 military coup. The first half of this presentation will provide a brief overview of Egypt’s political economy with a focus on the political position of its business elite. The second half would focus on this elite’s role in the media landscape by introducing a critical political economy of Egyptian press. This presentation particularly aims at critically analysing the hegemony of Egypt’s business elite and the private press they own. A hegemony that requires the exercise of power to maintain consent under changing conditions, like the 2011 revolution and the 2013 military coup. Towards the end of this presentation, the audience will be able to answer the question of ‘Why and how does Egypt’s business elite control the post-Mubarak press?’ »

Suggested reading: JOYA, Angela,  « Neoliberalism, the State and Economic Policy Outcomesin the Post-Arab Uprisings: The Case of Egypt« , Mediterranean Politics, 2017, 22:3, 339-361.

Maher Hamoud investigates applied topics of political economy, mostly related to the Middle East, oil politics, media politics, the Arab Uprisings, and EU-Middle East relations. He is mainly interested in political economy of capitalism and Critical Theory. He is also a former editor of the Cairo-based Daily News Egypt

Suzan Gibril just recently defended her thesis on the making and dismantling of spaces of contention in revolutionary and post-revolutionary Egypt. She is affiliated to OMAM and the CEVIPOL research centre at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Her fields of expertise include contentious politics in the Middle East, and particularly the making and development of collective contentious action in revolutionary and post-revolutionary Egypt, the political sphere and the concept of power as a whole, as well as the relations between sports and politics, specifically the relations between organised groups of football supporters.

Mercredi 5 décembre 2018 de 12h à 14h

This presentation is part of the « SÉMINAIRE MONDE ARABE CONTEMPORAIN (SMAC) ». It will be held in English with the following discussion in both English and French

Salle de réception
Bâtiment R – 3e niveau
Avenue Antoine Depage 1
1050 Bruxelles

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