PROJECTS

ARAB -SPRING

Referencia del proyecto:
 Mari Curie Project number 318982
Título:
 SPRINGARAB-Social movements and mobilisation typologies in the arab spring
Investigador principal: Aissa Kadri. Université Paris 8
Entidad financiadora:
FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IRSES
Duración: 01/01/
2013- 31/12/2014
Financiación recibida : 35.000

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SECURITY -MENA 

Reformes en el Sector de la Seguretat: la necessitat d’una anàlisi socio-política

Aquest projecte de recerca parteix de la constatació d’una mancança en els diagnòstics previs dels programes de RSS (Reforma del Sector de la Seguretat) que es duen i s’han dut a terme tant a la regió del Nord d’Àfrica i del Pròxim Orient, com en molts programes internacionals de RSS (Jackson, 2011; Berg, 2012; Ashour, 2014). La implementació de programes de RSS (tant amb el suport d’organismes internacionals com d’altres reformes locals encaminades a democratitzar el sector de seguretat) exigeix una comprensió en profunditat de les estructures socials i polítiques, així com dels interessos existents entre tots els actors cabdals per tal que sigui efectiva.

Des de l’expertesa i coneixement de la regió i del seu entramat socio-institucional i socio-cultural, creiem poder aportar un nou enfoc metodològic més aprofundit per facilitar l’anàlisi previ al disseny i implementació de programes de RSS. Aquesta recerca aportarà, doncs, propostes per a la millora de les iniciatives democratitzadores d’aquest sector que tinguin en compte la realitat del context i que contribueixin a la construcció de la seguretat humana a la regió. El projecte s’enfoca regionalment, però amb l’objectiu de reflexionar també sobre la validesa i capacitat real de canvi que aporten els instruments de la Reforma del Sector de Seguretat.

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REV – ARAB 

Título:
 Les revoltes àrabs. De la violència unilateral a la guerra: Participació i impacte de l’Islam polític
Investigador principal: Ferran Izquierdo
Entidad financiadora:
 Institut Català Internacional per la Pau (ICIP
Duración:01/12/2011 – 31/06/2012
Financiación recibida: 9.600

RELGION_CONFLICT _MENA

Título:
 Factor religiós i conflictes al Nord d’Àfrica, Orient Mitjà i Turquia: Presencia i visibilitat a Catalunya des d’una perspectiva comparada

Investigador principal: Laura Feliu Martínez
Entidad financiadora:
 Institut Català Internacional per la Pau (ICIP)
Duración: 01/01/2011 – 31/08/2011
Financiación recibida : 10.800

INTER-ASIA 

Título:
 InterÀsia i el nou sistema internacional: Societat, política i cultura

Investigador principal: Joaquín Beltrán Antolín
Entidad financiadora:
AGAUR, Generalitat de Catalunya
Duración: 01/01/2014 – 31/12/2016
Financiación recibida : 30.000

GOV_MENA

Referencia del proyecto: CSO2008-06232-C03-02/CPOL

Título:
 Estabilidad, gobernabilidad y cambio político en Turquía, Oriente Medio y el Norte de África: impacto en la política española hacia la región
Investigador principal: Ferran Izquierdo Brichs
Entidad financiadora:
 Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia
Duración: 01/01/2009- 31/12/2011
Financiación recibida (en euros):
: 32.065€

REV – MENA – CA 

Referencia del proyecto:
 HAR2012-34053
Título:
 Revueltas populares del Mediterráneo a Asia Central: genealogía histórica, fracturas de poder y factores identitarios.
Investigador principal: Feliu Martínez, Laura
Entidad financiadora: MINECO Subprograma de Proyectos de Investigación fundamental no orientada 2012
Duración: 01/01/2013 – 31/12/2016
Financiación recibida (en euros):
 58500 €

The project’s objective is to analyze the popular revolts in a vast geographical area that stretches from North Africa to Central Asia -an area that encompasses different regions interconnected with one another- from the anti-colonial protests (especially those that occurs from the tirites) to the current Arab revolts. The project is based on the belief in the need to study the phenomenon of popular revolts within a broad historical period, and a large regional context that allows comparison. Lisa Anderson (2011) began a recent article in Foreign Affairs describing the protests that took place in the streets of Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, later clarifying that she was referring to the year 1919. Too often the analysis of current events address these away from its historical roots. The popular revolt has been a constant in the regions studied, and there are a number of structural causes (historical, political, economic, social, and of identity nature) that should help us understand current events. These forms of social struggle for popular initiative arise in opposition to certain structures of power and are an expression of a multidimensional conflict.

The project submitted for assessment is not intended to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the many protest actions that have taken place in the regions chosen (North Africa, Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia), but, through a series of cross-cutting research questions and historical depth, to look into a number of structural factors that may provide us with clues to its interpretation. The project is structured around three axis that we believe contain valuable explanatory burden: impact from the international context of imperialism and interventionism of the great powers, and the process of globalization, understood as an advanced stage of capitalism; dialectical relationship between population on the one hand, and primary and secondary elites, on the other, in the various national systems; and, finally, presence and mobilization of identity for political purposes. The previous axes analysis requires a good knowledge of the characteristics of various popular revolts using the theory of social movements.

The team that will carry out this research has a consolidated experience of analysis of all kinds of political and social processes in the Maghreb, Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia through the implementation of other R&D projects, including the one completed in December 2011 (“Stability, governance and political change in Turkey, Middle East and North Africa: impact on Spanish policy towards the region” (CSO2008-06232-C03-02/CPOL)) to be continued with the current proposal under a new principal researcher. Team members belong to different Spanish universities (including Autonomous University of Barcelona, University of Granada, University Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Universidad Complutense in Madrid, University of La Coruña, and UNED), and foreign (LSE and Oxford in the United Kigdom, Faro in Portugal), and it is an interdisciplinary team that integrates specialists in History, International Relations, Political Science, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Sociology and Anthropology.