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The Calculus of Dissidence: The FFS and the Failure of Opposition in Algeri...
Tue 30 May 2017, 17:15 – 19:15 BST
The Socialist Forces Front (FFS) is routinely referred to as Algeria’s oldest opposition party. Finally legalised in 1989, the FFS from its foundation in 1963 provided the main template of ‘opposition’ in Algeria, but its achievements have been meagre at best. Hugh Roberts examines the FFS’s origins in the rebellion of 1963-5, arguing that its achievements as an opposition movement have been limited because it has not been engaged in opposition properly so called, merely dissidence.
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Speaker: Hugh Roberts, Tufts University
Hugh Roberts is the Edward Keller Professor of North African and Middle Eastern History at Tufts University.