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Lucy Abbott

Lucy Abbott
Name
Dr Lucy Abbott
Title
Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
Address
3.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
Telephone
+44 (0) 131 6508254
Email
Research Interests
Regionalism, Public Sphere, The Gulf States, Process Tracing, International Relations, Democratic Theory
URL
http://www.pol.ed.ac.uk/people/academic_staff/lucy_abbott

On maternity leave from June 2020

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Administrative Appointments

Convenor,  Middle East Research Group | since August 2019

Co-ordinator, The Contemporary Middle East Series | since August 2018

Programme Director, MSc International Relations of the Middle East | 2017-18; 2018-19

Programme Director, MSc International Relations of the Middle East with Advanced Arabic | 2017-18; 2018-19

Programme Director, MSc International Relations of the Middle East with Arabic | 2017-2018

Qualifications

PhD, St. Chad's College, University of Durham

MA International Relations, Ustinov College, University of Durham

BA (Hons) Modern Languages, University College, University of Durham

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

Personal Biography

Lucy joined PIR in 2017 from the University of Oxford where she lectured in Middle East Politics at the Department of Politics and International Relations. During her PhD, she was a visiting scholar at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and conducted fieldwork in the Middle East.  

Publications

(2020) "The States of the Persian Gulf: From Protectorates to Independent Countries" in  The Routledge Handbook of Persian Gulf Politics edited by Mehran Kamrava. Abingdon, Routledge. 

(2018) "Civil Resistance and the Arab SpringInternational Affairs Vol. 94 (1)  

(2018) “International Democracy Promotion and Democratization in the Middle East and North Africa" Democratization Vol 25 (1): 178-184

(2016) "The Conceptual Public Sphere and its Problems: Habermas, Political Action and the Arab States" Journal of International Political Theory Vol. 12 (3): 365-379