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The Talibanisation of the Islamic State: The Quest for Retrospective Legitimacy | MEDirections-MWWG Seminar

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  • Tue 15 May 2018 16.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2018-05-15 16:00 2018-05-15 18:00 Europe/Paris The Talibanisation of the Islamic State: The Quest for Retrospective Legitimacy | MEDirections-MWWG Seminar

The Middle East Directions Programme at the Robert Schuman Centre (RSCAS), in collaboration with the Muslim World Working Group of the Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS), welcomes Afshin Shahi (University of Bradford, EUI Visiting Fellow) to present his paper on the talibanisation of the Islamic State. Prof. Olivier Roy (RSCAS/SPS) will act as discussant.

Shahi develops the notion of ‘Talibanisation’, a concept which stems from the resilience and the determination of the Taliban to remain a dominant player in Afghanistan even after the downfall of their state in 2001. The factors that helped the Taliban to maintain their influence after the disintegration of their state constitute a pattern which could be applied to other conflict-driven areas such as Syria. By critically examining the socio-political conditions in the district of Jarablus, Shahi demonstrates the ways in which the inept post-IS administration is inadvertently helping IS to gain what can be called ‘retrospective legitimacy’, a drive which could sustain its influence for many years following its downfall.

Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia

The Middle East Directions Programme at the Robert Schuman Centre (RSCAS), in collaboration with the Muslim World Working Group of the Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS), welcomes Afshin Shahi (University of Bradford, EUI Visiting Fellow) to present his paper on the talibanisation of the Islamic State. Prof. Olivier Roy (RSCAS/SPS) will act as discussant.

Shahi develops the notion of ‘Talibanisation’, a concept which stems from the resilience and the determination of the Taliban to remain a dominant player in Afghanistan even after the downfall of their state in 2001. The factors that helped the Taliban to maintain their influence after the disintegration of their state constitute a pattern which could be applied to other conflict-driven areas such as Syria. By critically examining the socio-political conditions in the district of Jarablus, Shahi demonstrates the ways in which the inept post-IS administration is inadvertently helping IS to gain what can be called ‘retrospective legitimacy’, a drive which could sustain its influence for many years following its downfall.


Location:
Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Type:
Seminar

Discussant:
Prof. Olivier Roy (EUI-RSCAS)

Contact:
Sarah Katherine St John - Send a mail

Organiser:
Georges Fahmi
Metin Koca (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)

Speaker:
EUI Visiting Fellow Afshin Shahi (University of Bradford)

Links:
The Muslim World Working Group
The Middle East Directions Programme
 
 

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