STREETPOL: “Participatory challenges from Tunisia to Oman” is a research project funded by the Italian Ministry of Higher Education and University within a Scientific Independence of Young Researcher Grant (SIR), coordinated by Ruth Hanau Santini, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Naples L’Orientale.

Within a post-westphalian reading of MENA polities, the project will investigate the extent to which Tunisian, Moroccan and Omani citizens in particular confer legitimacy to the statehood and what attributes they attach to the notion of statehood, by identifying as key target group marginalized populations, excluded wither politically, economically or culturally.