The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

Bassel Salloukh

Bassel F. Salloukh is an associate professor of political science at the Lebanese American University. His current research looks at post-conflict power-sharing arrangements, the challenge of re-assembling the political orders and societies of post-uprisings Arab states, and the geopolitics of the Middle East after the popular uprisings.

Dr. Salloukh is author, co-author, and co-editor of a number of books, chapters, and journal articles, including The Politics of Sectarianism in Postwar Lebanon (Pluto Press, 2015), Beyond the Arab Spring: Authoritarianism and Democratization in the Arab World (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2012), Mapping the Political Landscape: An Introduction to Political Science, 2nd edition (Nelson Publishers, 2007), and Persistent Permeability: Regionalism, Localism, and Globalization in the Middle East (Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2004).

He is inaugural officer of the American Political Science Association (APSA) MENA Politics Section, a member of the Arab Political Science Network’s (APSN) Advisory Committee for 2019-2021, a member of Middle East Law and Governance Advisory Board (2019-), a member of the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) Steering Committee, and a member of APSA MENA Workshops Planning Committee. He is also research fellow at the Lebanese Centre for Policy Studies (LCPS), and senior non-resident research fellow at the Interuniversity Consortium for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (ICAMES), McGill University.

Dr. Salloukh is a contributor to policy journals and on-line academic forums and newspapers, including Foreign Affairs, Washington Post’s the Monkey Cage, openDemocracy, and the Middle East Institute. He tweets at @bassel67.


Online Publications

Some of Dr. Bassel Salloukh’s op-ed contributions are at:

Academic degrees

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