Ziad Majed

Assistant Professor

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Professor Majed teaches Middle East studies and writes on Lebanese, Syrian and Arab affairs as well as on regional political transitions and crises. Since 1994, he has been involved in research work and reform campaigns related to political processes and civil society causes in Lebanon and other Arab countries. For the last five years, Majed has been publishing a weekly editorial in Arabic (in Now Lebanon) and a monthly paper in French (in different lebanese and french outlets). He is currently preparing a publication on Consociational democracy to appear soon.



Education/Degrees

  • PhD in Political Sciences, IEP - Sciences-Po, Paris
  • DEA in Political Sciences, IEP - Sciences-Po, Paris
  • MA in Arabic Literature, the Americain University of Beirut
  • BA in Economics, the American University of Beirut

Publications

Books
  • Sourya, Al-thawra al-Yatima (Syria, the Orphan Revolution), Sharq al-Kitab, Beirut, 2014 (In Arabic).
  • Syrie, La Révolution Orpheline, Actes Sud et l’Orient des Livres, Paris, 2014 (In French).
  • ‘An Rabi’ Bayrout wal Dawla Annakissa (On the Beirut Spring and the Unachieved State), Dar Annahar, Beirut, 2006. (In Arabic).
  • Editor, Building Democracy in Yemen: Women's Political Participation, Political Party Life and Democratic Elections, International IDEA, Stockholm, 2005.
  • Editor, Building Democracy in Jordan: Women's Political Participation, Political Party Life and Democratic Elections, International IDEA, Stockholm, 2005.
  • Editor, Building Democracy in Egypt: Women's Political Participation, Political Party Life and Democratic Elections, International IDEA, Stockholm, 2005.
Chapters in books
  • “What are the challenges after Arab Revolutions” in Hassan Krayem, Ed. The Arab Spring: Revolutions for Deliverance from Authoritarianism, The Arab Network for the Study of Democracy, Beirut 2014
  • "Consensus democracy and political representation"; in Elizabeth Picard and Alexander Ramsbotham, Eds, Reconciliation, reform and resilience: positive peace for Lebanon, Conciliation resources, London, 2012
  • “New forms of cooperation?”; in The Future of the Mediterranean, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Berlin, 2011.
  • “Citizen and Confessionalism”; in Towards a citizen’s State in Lebanon, UNDP Human Development Report, Beirut, 2009.
  • “The crisis in Lebanon: Some thoughts on How to overcome it”; in Christian Hanelt and Almut Moller, Eds, Bound to Cooperate – Europe and the Middle East, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Berlin, 2008.
Briefing paper
  • Hezbollah and the Shiite community, Aspen Institute and Lebanese Renaissance Foundation, Washington, 2010.

Affiliations

  • Coordinator, The Arab Network for the Study of Democracy
  • Editorialist, Now Lebanon

Research Areas

  • Consociational democracy
  • Political transitions in the Middle East
  • Political Islam
  • Political reforms and electoral systems in the Arab countries
  • State and Society in Lebanon and Syria