Power to the People? Salafism in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings

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J.D. MacLachlan Building

Room 101



Francesco Cavatorta, professor of political science at Laval University, looks at the complexity of Salafi reactions to the Arab uprisings. Some Salafis chose to participate in democratic politics, while others refrained. Still others promoted violence to achieve their objectives. What explains the different choices that Salafis made, and what impact do those choices have today?

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