Multidisciplinary rethinking of space and power
Mediterranean in Dis/order reveals the connection between space and politics by examining the role that space has played in insurgencies, conflicts, uprisings, and mobilities in the Mediterranean region. With this approach, the authors are able to challenge well-established beliefs about the power structure of the state across different disciplines (including political science, history, sociology, geography, and anthropology), and its impact on the conception, production, and imagination of space in the broader Mediterranean. Further, they contribute to particular areas of studies, such as migration, political Islam, mobilization, and transition to democracy, among others. The book, infusing critical theory, unveils original and revelatory case studies in Tunisia, Libya, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, Morocco, and the EU Mediterranean policy, through a various set of actors and practices—from refugees and migrations policies, to Islamist or students’ movements, architectural sites, or movies. This multidisciplinary perspective on space and power provides a valuable resource for practitioners interested in how space, context, and time interact to produce institutions, political subjectivities, and asymmetries of power, particularly since the turning point of the Arab uprisings. The book also helps readers understand the conditions under which the uprisings develop, giving a clearer picture about various national, regional, and international dynamics.
Rosita Di Peri is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Torino.
Daniel Meier is Associate Lecturer at the School of Political Studies (IEP), Grenoble.
“This book highlights and interrogates the link between space and politics and explores the spatial dimensions of insurgencies, conflicts, uprisings, and mobilities in the Mediterranean.”- Tamirace Fakhoury, Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Society, Aalborg University; Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Chair, Sciences Po, Paris
“Mediterranean in Dis/order offers an innovative scheme to rethink the relation between space and power in the broader Mediterranean region. In doing so, it proposes meaningful objectives that challenge a number of well-established beliefs about the region.”- Lorenzo Kamel, University of Turin
"The book has important implications for how we think about liminal spaces and for broader issues shaping global politics."- International Affairs, Simone Tholens