Lahouari Addi

Disciplines: Political sociology
Title and home institution: Research Associate at Georgetown University
Category of Fellowship: Co-holder of the AUF/Iméra Chair on "Structural Transformations and Institutional Dynamics in Francophonie"
Chair: Structural Transformations and Institutional Dynamics in the Francophonie – AUF/Iméra Chair
Residency length: September 2019 – February 2020

Research project 

Natural resources between political use and economic requirement

Summary of the research project 

Oil rent is called a curse by some researchers who consider it an obstacle to economic development and the formation of a civil society independent of the state. My project will put forward elements of analysis to introduce institutional reforms that will avoid the disabling character of oil rent. The country under study is Algeria.


After having been professor of political sociology in Algeria and France, I moved to the United States to continue my research on the construction of the state in relation to ideology and economy. My latest publication is “Radical Arab Nationalism and Political Islam” (Georgetown University Press, 2017) and the next is “Criticism of Muslim religious discourse. The necessary transition from Plato to Kant” (Les Presses de l’Université de Louvain, June 2019).

Appels à candidature

Les résidences de recherche que propose l’Iméra, Institut d’études avancées (IEA) d’Aix-Marseille Université, s’adressent aux chercheurs confirmés – académiques, scientifiques et/ou artistes. Ces résidences de recherche sont distribuées sur quatre programmes (« Arts & sciences : savoirs indisciplinés », « Explorations interdisciplinaires », « Méditerranée » et « Utopies nécessaires »).