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About Nadim Mirshak

Nadim Mirshak is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester. His research focuses on the political sociology of education, social movements and critical pedagogy, and state-civil society relations under authoritarian contexts.

Articles by Nadim Mirshak

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Rethinking resistance in post-uprisings Egypt

There is a dynamic relationship between authoritarianism and resistance, whereby authoritarianism is never absolute, but always challenged through multiple ways that do not solely revolve around contentious politics.

Critical voices in critical times: Peter Mayo on Gramsci, Egypt and critical pedagogy

How can the work and thought of Antonio Gramsci help us make sense of the Arab Uprisings and their aftermath? Is there a place for critical pedagogy in times of counter-revolution?

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