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Delphine Pagès-El Karoui et Hassan Boubakri
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In honour of Matthieu Giroud, a geographer killed on 13 November 2015 at the Bataclan.

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Of the many publications concerning the Arab revolutions to have appeared since 2011, relatively few deal with migrations when compared to themes like social networks and the internet, the re-appropriation of public space, the mobilization of various social forces, institutional processes of political transition or the geopolitical repercussions. This issue of REMI proposes to analyze the relationships between international migrations and the Arab revolutions through contributions from geographers, historians, political scientists and sociologists. There are several ways of approaching this question. Focussing on their origins, one might ask how migrations contributed to sparking the revolutions: did certain Arab diasporas fuel discontent in their societies of origin, via their experiences with Western democracies? Did these emigrations, on the contrary, contribute to rigidifying social hierarchies by reinforcing authoritarian structures and preventing the renewal of post-independen...

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Delphine Pagès-El Karoui et Hassan Boubakri, « Editorial », Revue européenne des migrations internationales [En ligne], vol. 31 - n°3 et 4 | 2015, mis en ligne le 31 janvier 2017, consulté le 21 février 2018. URL :

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Delphine Pagès-El Karoui

Senior lecturer at INALCO, currently CNRS visiting fellow at URMIS (2014-2015), 65 rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris;

Hassan Boubakri

Professor of Geography at University of Sousse, member of SYFACTE/University of Sfax, associate researcher at IRMC; at Migrinter and at URMIS, Avenue Khalifa Karoui, Cité Sahloul 4, BP 526, 4000 Sousse-Sahloul, Tunisia;

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