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Dr. Christopher Cox

Comparative politics of the MENA region, youth political participation, opposition political parties and civil society dynamics under authoritarianism, the subject of ‘democratic aid’, impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in state-society relations across the MENA, and sports and identity-formation and their influences on politicized activities

Chris is currently a PhD candidate based at the Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies, University of Exeter in the UK. He recently passed his viva voce for his doctoral research which examines the legacies of the 20th February Movement and 2011 Arab Uprisings on youth political participation and engagement in Morocco over the decade since. The research was funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

 

Chris’ main research interests and specialisms include comparative politics of the MENA region, youth political participation, opposition political parties and civil society dynamics under authoritarianism, the subject of ‘democratic aid’, impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in state-society relations across the MENA, and sports and identity-formation and their influences on politicised activities.

 

Chris has published and presented various works on these subjects, including with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Middle East Research & Information Project (MERIP). He is also a member of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), American Political Science Association (APSA), and Middle East Studies Association (MESA).

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