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Can We Think in Transition? Reflections from Tunisia

We all have a personal relationship with words that is forged by our family history as well as our national history and our inscription—or our inscriptions—in collective histories. For example, the word "nationalism" will not have the same connotation if it is used in Tunisia, in Algeria, or in Poland—countries where it takes on the noble connotation of liberation from the yoke of colonialism. Or in France or Great Britain, where “nationalism” is a term that is ...

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الحركة الاحتجاجية في المغرب

 يبدو أن الحركة الاحتجاجية في المغرب مدينة في روحها وأفقها لتراث نضالي، لا يرتبط بفترة محددة، ولا ينزع نحو المعجزة؛ بمعنى أنه استمرار وامتداد للثقافة النضالية التي أرسى قواعدها العديد من الفاعلين السياسيين والثقافيين، وحاولوا وفقا لسياقات تاريخية حلحلة الوضعية العامة، و ...

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رسامو كاريكاتير عرب: الفن والثورة

[ هذه المساهمة ضمن ملف خاص حول رسامي كاركاتير عرب في زمن ما بعد موجة الثورات الأخيرة .انقر/ي هنا للاطلاع على جميع مواد الملف، الذي أعده  لـ”جدلية“ أوس داوود يعقوب.] لم يكن التونسي محمد البوعزيزي يعلم يوم أضرم النار بنفسه في ديسمبر (كانون الأول) 2010، أن النار ...

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Why History Matters in Post-2011 Morocco

The Story of the Fishmonger A few weeks ago, the media carried the tragic story of a Moroccan fishmonger named Mouhcine Fikri, aged thirty-one, from the northern coastal town of al-Hoceima. Fikri was crushed to death by a rubbish compactor as he tried to retrieve a bundle of swordfish that had been callously tossed ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (November 29)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com by Tuesday ...  Read More »

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Imider vs. COP22: Understanding Climate Justice from Morocco’s Peripheries

All eyes are on Marrakesh where the 22nd Conference of the Parties on climate change takes place (COP22). The city has been cleaned up, Skype and Whatsapp are back online and the media pull out all the stops to put across a message of an environmentally friendly and politically moderate Morocco. COP22 has to become ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (November 12)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com by Tuesday night of ...  Read More »

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Why Is a Moroccan History Professor Being Charged with "Endangering State Security?"

In August 2015, Maati Monjib was returning home to Morocco from his summer vacation. But before he could clear customs and leave the airport to return to his home in Rabat, Moroccan police apprehended and detained him, notifying him that he faced the charge of “endangering state security.” Until legal matters were ...  Read More »

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The Death of a Nomad

In Western Sahara, any news item is also a potential item of propaganda. Words, like individuals, have ideological mass. Thus former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s use of the word “occupation” in a speech following his March 2016 visit to the Sahrawi refugee camps near Tindouf, Algeria, was the subject ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (October 26)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com by Tuesday night of ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (October 14)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com by Tuesday night of ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Jonathan Wyrtzen, Making Morocco: Colonial Intervention and the Politics of Identity

Jonathan Wyrtzen, Making Morocco: Colonial Intervention and the Politics of Identity. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Jonathan Wyrtzen (JW): This book was deeply influenced by my experiences over the course of a decade that began in 2001. A few weeks before ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (September 21)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com by Tuesday night of ...  Read More »

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الحركة النسائية في المغرب: مقابلة لبرنامج الوضع

تقدم هذه المقابلة لبرنامج الوضع بين نعيمة بنواكريم و فاتح عزام نقاش وتقويم لصراع الحركة النسائية المغربية من أجل المساواة وحقوق الإنسان الخاصة نعيمة بنواكريم مديرة قسم المراقبة والحماية في المجلس الوطني لحقوق الإنسان في المغرب .نشطت لسنوات في عدد من منظمات وشبكات حقوق الإنسان وحقوق النساء في المغرب، وبينها لجنة ...  Read More »

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التراجيديا التي تحاصر مجالنا البصري

[تنشر هذه المادة ضمن ملف خاص حول الفن التشكيلي والثورات العربية. للإطلاع على جميع مواد الملف اضغط/ي هنا] التشكيلي المغربي أحمد جاريد منذ ثلاثين سنة وأنا أرسم موضوعًا تجريديًا ينهل من العمق الروحي أكثر مما يلتفت إلى العالم الخارجي، وحتى إذا ما حصل التفات للواقع الخارجي فليس إلا بغرض تحويله لفائدة هذا البعد ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (August 1)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com by Tuesday night of ...  Read More »

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The Western Sahara and Football: A Path toward Self-Determination?

In April this year, a story appeared on an Algerian football website,  Le Competiteur, noting that the country’s national football team was planning a friendly match against Western Sahara. The question for the article was how Algeria’s regional rival Morocco would respond. Following incomplete decolonization by ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers: Edited Volume on 'North Africa and the Making of Europe: Governance, Institutions, and Culture'

Call for papers, edited volume: “North Africa and the Making of Europe: Governance, Institutions, and Culture” We are seeking papers for an edited volume entitled “North Africa and the Making of Europe: Governance, Institutions, and Culture,” which is currently under contract with Bloomsbury Academic ...  Read More »

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A Brief History of Fortress Europe

Three days into 2016, the European border crisis claimed its first victim: a two-year-old boy who drowned off the coast of the Greek island of Agathonisi. Compared with the public outcry that the photos of Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body on a Turkish beach provoked the previous August, the reaction to the fact that ...  Read More »

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Can We Think in Transition? Reflections from Tunisia

We all have a personal relationship with words that is forged by our family history as well as our national history and our inscription—or our inscriptions—in collective histories. For example, the word "nationalism" will not have the same connotation if it is used in Tunisia, in Algeria, or in ...  Read More »

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الحركة الاحتجاجية في المغرب

 يبدو أن الحركة الاحتجاجية في المغرب مدينة في روحها وأفقها لتراث نضالي، لا يرتبط بفترة محددة، ولا ينزع نحو المعجزة؛ بمعنى أنه استمرار وامتداد للثقافة النضالية التي أرسى قواعدها العديد من الفاعلين السياسيين والثقافيين، وحاولوا وفقا لسياقات تاريخية حلحلة الوضعية العامة، و تسطير كيفية مواجهة عراقيلها في تأبيد وضعية ...  Read More »

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رسام الكاريكاتير المغربي عبد الله درقاوي

[هذه المساهمة ضمن ملف خاص حول رسامي كاركاتير عرب في زمن ما بعد موجة الثورات الأخيرة .انقر/ي هنا للاطلاع على جميع مواد الملف، الذي أعده لـ”جدلية“ أوس داوود يعقوب.] خلال الخمس سنوات الأخيرة زاد وضوح وتعاظم دور فن الكاريكاتير في التأثير في قضايا الشعوب ومطالبها، وقد كان البعض يعتقد أن هذا الفن محصور في الإضحاك ...  Read More »

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Between the United States and Russia: Why Morocco Is Railing against the United Nations

Adopted on 29 April 2016, the Security Council's Resolution 2285 on the Western Sahara is the closest thing to an ultimatum: the kingdom has four months to authorize the return of the civilian staff-members of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, known as MINURSO. The decision to expel ...  Read More »

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رسامو كاريكاتير عرب: الفن والثورة

[ هذه المساهمة ضمن ملف خاص حول رسامي كاركاتير عرب في زمن ما بعد موجة الثورات الأخيرة .انقر/ي هنا للاطلاع على جميع مواد الملف، الذي أعده  لـ”جدلية“ أوس داوود يعقوب.] لم يكن التونسي محمد البوعزيزي يعلم يوم أضرم النار بنفسه في ديسمبر (كانون الأول) 2010، أن النار ستحرق "الطغيان" ببلده، وأن الحرائق ...  Read More »

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ملف خاص حول رسامي كاريكاتير عرب

في حين كانت الملفات السابقة التي قمنا بنشرها تلتفت للسياسة والتاريخ والثقافة، إلا أنها كانت تعتمد على الكلمة كأساس في أي من هذه المجالات. هذا الملف الخاص، الذي أعدّه بطلب من ”جدلية“ الكاتب والصحفي أوس داوود يعقوب، يركّز على الصورة، وفن الكاريكاتير بالذات. وهو واحد من حقول الإبداع المهمّة والتي تشتبك بالخطاب ...  Read More »

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Après Ben-Guerdane : dépossessions, déstructurations et insécurité alimentaire dans le Sud-est tunisien

Le Sud-est tunisien est de plus en plus sous les regards croisés des observateurs, des décideurs et des médias. Marginalisée et oubliée pendant des décennies, cette vaste région « frontalière » est ainsi devenue l’espace surveillé et l’objet d’un contrôle rapproché faisant appel à tous les moyens humains, ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Jacob Mundy, Imaginative Geographies of Algerian Violence: Conflict Science, Conflict Management, Antipolitics

Jacob Mundy, Imaginative Geographies of Algerian Violence: Conflict Science, Conflict Management, Antipolitics. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Jacob Mundy (JM): At first, I wanted to write a book about the unanswered questions surrounding the violence in ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (April 20)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com by Tuesday night of ...  Read More »

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The Ouarzazate Solar Plant in Morocco: Triumphal 'Green' Capitalism and the Privatization of Nature

Ouarzazate is a beautiful town in south-central Morocco, well worth visiting. It is an important holiday destination and has been nicknamed the "door of the desert." It is also known as a famed location for international filmmaking, where films such as Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Joel Beinin, Workers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt

Joel Beinin, Workers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Joel Beinin (JB): I lived in Cairo for most of the time between September 2004 and December 2008. During this period, the wave of ...  Read More »

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Kamel Daoud: Sexual Demonization and the Secularist Select

In a controversial NYT op-ed, the Algerian journalist and prize-winning author Kamel Daoud weighed in on the infamous events of last New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany. He wrote of the sexual harassment and rape authored by Muslim migrants and refugees as symptoms of a “sick” relationship with sex and women in ...  Read More »

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Libya: Military Intervention Would Only Strengthen the Islamic State

For two years French, British, and Italian political and military leaders, as well as US neo-conservatives left over from the presidency of George W. Bush, have been contemplating another military intervention in Libya. Ostensibly, the idea would be to eradicate the Islamic State (IS) in Libya once and for all. Yet, ...  Read More »

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Maghreb Media Roundup (March 3)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com by Tuesday night of ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya’s Maghreb Page delivers exclusive coverage on Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, and the Western Sahara. As the role of the Greater Maghreb has been pivotal in the regional movements, it is imperative that coverage remains consistent and relevant. Jadaliyya offers incisive analysis--in Arabic, French, and English--through an academic and critical perspective.

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Algeria:

Population 34,994,937
GDP $251.1 billion
Unemployment
10%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 24.3%
Military Expenditures
3.3% of GDP (World Rank: 37)
Health Expenditures
5.8% of GDP (World Rank 114)

Libya:

Population 6,597,960
GDP 
$90.57 billion
Unemployment 
30%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): n/a
Military Expenditures
3.9% of GDP (World Rank: 26)
Health Expenditures
6.6% of GDP (World Rank: 89)

Mauritania:

Population 3,359,185
GDP 
$7.242 billion
Unemployment 
30% (2008); Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 67%
Military Expenditures
5.5% of GDP (World Rank: 12)
Health Expenditures
5.7% of GDP (World Rank: 121) 

Morocco:

Population 32,309,239
GDP 
$163 billion
Unemployment 
9.2%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 21.9%
Military Expenditures
5% of GDP (World Rank: 16)
Health Expenditures
5.5% of GDP (World Rank: 128)

Tunisia:

Population 10,629,186
GDP 
$100 billion
Unemployment 
13%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 30.7%
Military Expenditures
1.4% of GDP (World Rank: 109)
Health Expenditures
6.2% of GDP (World Rank: 100) 

Western Sahara:

Population 522,928
GDP 
$906.5 million
Unemployment 
n/a; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): n/a
Military Expenditures
n/a
Health Expenditures
n/a

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