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About Spyros A. Sofos

Spyros A. Sofos is Lecturer and Researcher at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University. His most recent publication is Islam in Europe: Public Spaces and Civic Networks, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013 (with Roza Tsagarousianou). He is currently working on a monograph on the Islamic State. He is also co-editor with Umut Özkirimli of a book series on ‘Islam and Nationalism’ for Palgrave Macmillan.

Articles by Spyros A. Sofos

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Rosemary Bechler

Rosemary Bechler is the mainsite editor of openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The Turkish election as a warning against the irresistible charms of populism

We urgently need a constructive and open dialogue between different strands of thought within the populism theoretical oeuvre, if we are to develop progressive political strategies.

Turkey: of coups and popular resistance

The construct of ‘the people’  thrives on and demands homogeneity of values and unity of purpose and banishes diversity and difference to the realm of the evil ‘other’.

Why I will be voting YES in Sunday’s Greek referendum

I would vote yes as I do not want my objections to the way the crisis has been managed at home and in Brussels to be usurped by politicians that dream that they can give the Union a bloody nose by destroying the Eurozone.

#QuiSommesNous? A Socratic dialogue on “L’Affaire Charlie Hebdo”

Freedoms are not unlimited but who, when and how can we limit them? Two colleagues agree to disagreeContent warning: graphic and potentially offensive imagery, including torture.

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