Institute of Political Science

Ahmed Maati M.A.

Contact Information

Melanchthonstr. 36

72074 Tübingen, Germany

Room 118

Phone: 07071/ 29-78368

mailto: ahmed.maati(at)uni-tuebingen.de

Research Associate

 

Office Hours

Office hours by appointment

Academic Background

Ahmed Maati has been affiliated with the department of political science in Tübingen since 2012; he worked for the joint research group “Arab Youth: From Engagement to Inclusion” at our partner institution: the American university in Cairo. He has offered both M.A and B.A level courses on political Islam and comparative politics in the MENA. Ahmed Maati is since August 2017 a Research Associate of Professor Schlumberger at the chair of “Middle East and Comparative Politics”. He concluded his M.A. degree in Comparative and Middle East Politics and Society (CMEPS) in 2015 with a research focus on identity conflicts, statehood, and democratization. His M.A. thesis is titled “State identity, democratization, and the democratic deficit in the Muslim world”.

Research Interests

Religion and politics

Statehood and regimes

Identity conflicts and authoritarianism

Teaching

Scrutinizing the State (Winter term 2020/2021)

Introduction to Comparative Politics: Middle East and North Africa (Winter term 2019/2020)

Scrutinizing the State (Summer term 2019)

Comparative Politics from a practitioner's perspective  (Winter term 2018/2019) 

Political Islam (Summer term 2018)

Co-teaching CMEPS: Comparative Politics of the Middle East (Summer term 2018)

Comparative Politics from a practitioner's perspective (Winter term 2017/2018)

Research in Political Science: Ethics and Methods CMEPS & MAFIP (Winter term 2017/18)

Political Islam (Summer term 2017)

Introduction to Comparative Politics: Middle East and North Africa (Winter term 2016/17)

Islam and Democracy (Summer term 2016)

Conferences

October 2019

25. International Congress of DAVO, Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient, Hamburg, Germany, Panel: Digital Authoritarianism: Tools and Types of Authoritarian Rule in the Digital Age. Role: Presenter and Chair. Paper: “They are always watching you”: The Relevance of Surveillance Technology to the Study of Authoritarianism

October 2018

25. International Congress of DAVO, Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient, Frankfurt, Germany, Panel: Re-Examining the State in the Middle East. Role: Presenter and panel convener. Paper: Reconceptualizing the Representation Function of the State: The Impact of State Identity on Regime Type

July 2018

World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, WOCMES, Seville, Spain, Panel: Changes in the Field of Middle East Studies. Role: Presenter. Paper: State identity, factionalism, and regime type: Re-conceptualizing social cohesion

March 2017

Unlike Twins?! Comparing Democracies and Autocracies: Insights, Developments and Challenges in Comparative Politics, Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft, Tübingen, Germany, Doppelpanel: Dimensions of Authoritarianism. Role: Panel convener and presenter. Paper: Exclusivist Identity Formation, the State, and Authoritarianism

October 2016

23. International Congress of DAVO, Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient, Tübingen, Germany, Panel: Visions of the State in the MENA Region. Role: Discussant.

July 2016

24th World Congress of Political Science, International Political Science Association, Poznan, Poland, Panel: Inequality Let’s Count the Ways. Role: Discussant.

July 2016

24th World Congress of Political Science , International Political Science Association, Poznan, Poland, Panel: Multiculturalism and its Critics. Role: Presenter. Paper: Diversity, Cohesion, and Democracy: State Identity and A Call for the Reconceptualization of Cohesion

April 2016 

3rd European Workshop in International Relations, EWIS, Tübingen, Deutschland, Panel: The Politics of Otherness: The Identity/Alterity Nexus in International Relations. Role: Presenter. Paper: State Identity and Foreign Policy: Explaining Shifts in Egyptian Foreign Politics

Publications

Maati, Ahmed & Žilvinas Švedkauskas (2020), 'Covid-19 and the future of digital surveillance state', in: Czech Journal of International Relations, Vol. 55., Nr. 4, pp. 48-71. - co-authored: 60 percent of the workload

Maati, Ahmed (2015), 'State identity, democratization, and the democratic deficit in the Muslim world', M.A Thesis, DAR, The American University in Cairo, Library of the Political Science Department.

Maati, Ahmed (2014),  'OPEC in light of GCC-US partnership', Khamasin Political Science Journal, The American University in Cairo.

Professional Background

2012-2013

Research assistant and field researcher at the American University in Cairo for the international research project “Arab Youth – From Engagement to Inclusion?” (funded by VolkswagenStiftung).