Dr. André Bank
MENA Political Science a Decade after the Arab Uprisings: Facing the Facts on Tremulous Grounds
Mediterranean Politics | 02/2021
This introductory article to the special issue "MENA Political Science Research a Decade after the Arab Uprisings: Facing the Facts on Tremulous Grounds" takes stock of MENA political science research a decade after the Arab uprisings. Engaging with key contributions from social movement and protest studies, comparative politics, and International Relations. Three overarching questions that are considered as particularly important today: First, does ‘2011’ represent a critical juncture for the respective MENA research fields? Second, what promises does a revisiting of the Area Studies Controversy hold in light of the Arab uprisings? Third, which changes has the past decade yielded for the ways political science research in/on MENA is done? Against this background, there will be presented six contributions to the special issue.