Past event

From Anti-Terror to Anti-Democracy: Counterterrorism Strategies in the Post-Arab Spring CSTPV Seminar

After a decade of the eruption of the Arab Uprising, how the civic and democratic uprisings turned into robust authoritarianism under the pretence of counterterrorism and the “war on terror”. In his new book, Ahmed Abozaid claims that these transformations were inevitable outcomes of the so-called ‘war on terror'. By interrogating and tracing 150 years of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency legislation in Egypt and other Arab countries, Abozaid reveals how the anti-terrorism measures undertaken are actually anti-democracy strategies.