Afterlives of Revolution & Shia Power (S. 13, Ep. 2)

POMEPS Middle East Political Science Podcast

Sep 14 2023 • 1 hr 7 mins

On this week's episode of the podcast, Alice Wilson of the University of Sussex joins Marc Lynch to discuss her new book, Afterlives of Revolution. Alice Wilson considers the "social afterlives" of revolutionary values and networks, looking particularly at the legacies of officially silenced revolutionaries in Oman. Marsin Al-Shammary, Sajad Jiyad and Fanar Haddad Shia, contributors on Power Comes of Age: The Transformation of Islamist Politics in Iraq, 2003–2023, also join Marc Lynch to explore Shia Power. They discuss the radical transformation of Shia Islamist politics in Iraq over the last two decades, as well as the factors that explain politics and the pursuit of power. Music for this season’s podcast was created by Malika Zarra. You can find more of her work on Instagram and Linktree.