Lalla Amina Drhimeur
Lalla Amina Drhimeur is a Prime YOUTH Researcher on “Nativism, Islamophobism and Islamism in the Age of Populism” at Sciences Po Lyon. This project, which has received funding from the European Research Council, analyses the current political, social, and economic context of the European Union, which is confronted by two substantial crises, namely the global financial crisis and the refugee crisis. These crises have led to the escalation of fear and prejudice among the youth who are specifically vulnerable to discourses that culturalize and stigmatize the “other”. In general, Amina’s research explores the evolution of political Islam, democratization process and power reconfigurations in North Africa and the Middle East.
In addition to her research in political Islam, she is furthermore interested in exploring democratization processes and power reconfigurations mainly in South America and North Africa.
Focus & topics:
Political Islam, democratization processes, authoritarianism, party politics, comparative politics
Selected publications:(October 2020): Diasporas Mobilization and Politics in Morocco, Report, ERC AdG PRIME Youth, Casablanca. DOI: 10.5281/ZENODO.4133442.
(August 2020): The Interactions between the Turkish and Moroccan State Actors and Governments, Report, ERC AdG PRIME Youth, Casablanca. DOI: 10.5281/ZENODO.3979255.
(May 2018): The Party of Justice and Development’s Pragmatic Politics, Issue Brief, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, Houston. Online available.
& Esen Kirdiş (2016): ‘The rise of populism? Comparing incumbent pro-Islamic parties in Turkey and Morocco’, in: Turkish Studies 17/4, pp. 599-617.