Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Dr. Imad Salamey is a senior Middle East policy advisor and associate professor of political science and international affairs at LAU. He serves as a monitoring and evaluation consultant for various international and regional organizations on issues related to development, humanitarian and political assistance.
Dr. Salamey is the author of The Decline of Nation-States after the Arab Spring: the Rise of Communitocracy (Routledge, 2017), The Government and Politics of Lebanon (Peter Lang, 2021), co-editor of Post-Conflict Power-Sharing Agreements: Options for Syria (Palgrave, 2018) and editor of The Communitarian Nation-State Paradox in Lebanon (Nova Science Publishers, 2021)
Dr. Salamey’s research examines Middle East and North African topics of political economy, communitarian politics, conflict resolution, power sharing and governance.
- Salamey, Imad. “The Unmelting Lebanese National Pot,” Canopy Forum, 2022.
- Salamey, Imad. “Democracy and Development in the Middle East,” In: G. Crawford & A. Abdulai, eds. Research Handbook on Democracy and Development, 2021, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, pp. 250-262.
- Salamey, Imad. “Hezbollah, Communitarianism, and Anti-Imperialism,” The Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism, 2020, 2 eds. Cope, Zak and Ness, Immanuel. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Salamey, Imad. “Mitigating MENA communitarian conflicts through power-sharing options,” Orient, 2019, 60(2): 43-50.
- Salamey, Imad. “The Double Movement & Post-Arab Spring Consociationalism,” The Muslim World, 2016, 105(3):187-203.
- Salamey, Imad. “Post-Arab Spring: changes and challenges,” Third World Quarterly, 2015, 36(1): 111-129.
- Salamey, Imad and Tabar, Paul. “Democratic transition and sectarian populism,” Contemporary Arab Affairs, 2012, 5(4): 37-41.
- Salamey, Imad and Pearson, Frederic. “The Collapse of Middle Eastern Authoritarianism: breaking the barriers of fear and power,” Third World Quarterly, 2012, 33(5): 931-948.
- Salamey, Imad and Othman, Zanoubia. “Shia Revival and Welayat Al-Faqih in the Making of Iranian Foreign Policy,” Politics, Religion & Ideology, 2011, 12(2): 197 – 212.
- Salamey, Imad and Copeland, Gary. “How exceptional are Islamists? Comparing support for Hezbollah and the Lebanese Forces,” Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 2011, 13(2): 157 - 175.
- Salamey, Imad. “Failing Consociationalism in Lebanon & Integrative Options,” International Journal of Peace Studies, 2009, 14(2): 83 - 105.
- Salamey, Imad. “Middle Eastern Exceptionalism: Globalization and the Balance of Power”, Journal of Democracy and Security, 2009, 5(3): 249 - 260.
- Salamey, Imad and Payne, Rhys. “Parliamentary Consociationalism in Lebanon: Equal Citizenry vs. Quotated Confessionalism”, Journal of Legislative Studies, 2008, 14(4): 451-473.
- Salamey, Imad and Tabar, Paul. “Consociational Democracy and Urban Sustainability: Bridging the Confessional Divides in Beirut”, Journal of Ethnopolitics, 2008, 7(2): 239-263.
- Salamey, Imad and Pearson, Frederic. “Hezbollah: A Proletarian Party with an Islamic Manifesto - A Sociopolitical Analysis of Islamist Populism in Lebanon and the Middle East”, Journal of Small Wars & Insurgencies, 2007, 18(3): 416-438.
- PhD in Political Science, 2003, Wayne State University, USA.