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Mor Cohen

historical moments, making revolution possible, even if this potential is not fulfilled. A recent example of a moment that acted as a catalyst for such a turn in the art world was the culmination of various insurrections in 2011. These include the Arab Spring

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Staging Democracy

The Aganaktismenoi of Greece and the Squares Movement(s)

George Sotiropoulos

has some broader theoretical ambitions. If, in the Arab Spring, occupied squares opposed dictatorial forms of rule, in liberal states, from Spain and Puerta del Sol to the United States and Zuccotti Park, occupied squares became a site of

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Asymmetries of Spatial Contestations

Controlling Protest Spaces and Coalition-Building during the Iranian December 2017 Protests

Tareq Sydiq

Spatialities and their Impact on Alliance Formation Jillian Schwedler (2013) suggests looking at a spatial dimension in order to understand the dynamics of protests and regimes’ reactions to protests, arguing that, during the Arab Spring, the political

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‘For He Bestirred Himself to Protect the Land from the Moors’

Depicting the Medieval Reconquista in Modern Spanish Graphic Novels

Iain A. MacInnes

the periods before and after the Arab Spring revolts, and the Syrian Civil War has increased the number of refugees applying for residency in Spain. 56 The desire and ability of the country to continue to take in migrants and refugees has sparked

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Othello in Oman

Aḥmad al-Izkī’s Fusion of Shakespeare and Classical Arab Epic

Katherine Hennessey

boil over the following year in the Arab Spring protests; from Kuwait, where political scientist Rania al-Nakib has argued that the state-supported educational system is deliberately designed to ‘mirror and reinforce societal divisions between Kuwaitis

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Wang Zhen, Alfred Tovias, Peter Bergamin, Menachem Klein, Tally Kritzman-Amir, and Pnina Peri

, when China became an important trading partner of most countries in the region. The US policy of non-involvement during the Arab Spring (2010–2012) encouraged some countries in the region to turn their eyes to East Asia, especially to China. As a result

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Simon Tormey and Jean-Paul Gagnon

. In Spain up to 8 million people took part in the city and town occupations of #15M. Some people said it was like the Arab Spring, but that’s not quite right, as the Arab Spring was a trigger point, a catalytic moment for democracy, whereas Occupy is

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Publications, Films and Conferences

Roxanne Varzi, Fadi A. Bardawil, Soheila Shahshahani, and Konstantina Isidoros

International Gender Studies Centre (IGS) at the University of Oxford. The workshop rationale has arisen from the aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring and subsequent geopolitical events such as the ‘Syria crisis’, European ‘migrant [ refugee ] crisis’ and ‘Fortress

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Book Reviews

On 20th Century Revolutionary Socialism, from Poland to Peru and beyond

Jean-Numa Ducange, Camila Vergara, Talat Ahmed, and Christian Høgsbjerg

oppressive material conditions – from Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring to the gilets jaune in France and the recent mobilisations against the neoliberal model in Chile. Given that representative democracies and the capitalist mode of production are in

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Francesco Carella

context. Not only do they supply needed labor and skills (think, for example, of Tunisians and Egyptians working in Libya until the so-called Arab Spring; Nicaraguans in Costa Rica and Haitians in the Dominican Republic), but as consumers of goods and