Azzedine Layachi

Professor
Government and Politics
Ph.D., New York University

Azzedine Layachi, PhD. is Professor of Government and Politics at St. John’s University. His research interests include economic development, political change, political Islam, Middle East politics, African politics, and politics of ethnicity. He is the author of several books, journal articles and book chapters. His books include The United States and North Africa: A Cognitive Approach to Foreign Policy; Economic Crisis and Political Change in North Africa; State, Society and Liberalization in Morocco: The Limits of Associative Life; and Global Studies: The Middle East. He contributed a number of articles to Arab Studies Quarterly, Middle East Quarterly, the Journal of North African Studies, The Middle East Report and Information Project, Mediterranean Politics, Middle East Insight and Foreign Affairs. He is member of the Executive Board of the American Institute of Maghribi Studies (AIMS) and of the Advisory Board of the Maghreb Center (Washington, D.C.). He is former President of the Northeastern Political Science Association and of the New York State Political Science Association.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Institut des Etudes Politiques of the University of Algiers, Algeria, and a Master's Degree and a Ph.D. in International Affairs from New York University.  

Courses Taught at St. John's University

  • Contemporary Government
  • Comparative Politics
  • Government and Politics of Western Europe
  • Government and Politics of the Soviet Union and Russia
  • Politics of the Developing World
  • Politics of the Middle East
  • Politics of Africa
  • Nation-State System and Resurgent Nationalism
  • International Relations
  • International Law: The Law of War
  • International Law: The Law of Peace
  • International Law: The Law of Transactions
  • International Political Economy
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Model United Nations

Other Courses Taught

  • American Government
  • Parties, Pressure Groups and Elections
  • Urban Government and Politics
  • Politics of Asia (Japan and China)
  • Multinational Corporations and World Politics
  • World Cultures: The Middle East
  • World Cultures: Africa

Books
Economic Crisis and Political Change in North Africa, (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998).

State, Society and Liberalization in Morocco: The Limits of Associative Life, (Washington, D.C.:  The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, 1998)

Civil Society and Democratization in Morocco, (Cairo, Egypt: The Ibn Khaldoun Center, 1995).

The United States and North Africa: A Cognitive Approach to Foreign Policy, (New York: Praeger, 1990).

Book Chapters
“Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria,” in David E. Long and Bernard Reich, eds., The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa, 5th Edition, (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2007), pp. 487-515.

“Algeria: Crisis, Transition and Social Policy Outcomes,” in Massoud Karshenas  and Valentine Moghadam, eds., Social Policy And Development The Middle East and North Africa, (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), pp. 78-108.

“Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria,” in David E. Long and Bernard Reich, eds., The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa, (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2007), pp. 423-60.

“The Berbers in Algeria: Politicization of Ethnicity and Ethnicization of Politics,” in Maya Shatzmiller, ed., Nationalism and Minority Identities in Islamic Societies, (McGill University Press, 2005): 193-228.

“Political Liberalization and the Islamists in Algeria,” in Michael Bonner, Megan Reif and Mark Tessler, eds., Islam, Democracy and the State in Algeria, (New York: Routledge, 2005): 46-67.

“Morocco: Will Tradition Protect the Monarchy?” in Judith S. Yaphe, ed., The Middle East in 2015: The Impact of Regional Trends on U.S. Strategic Planning, (Washington D.C.: National Defense University Press, 2002), pp. 43-58.

“Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria,” in David E. Long and Bernard Reich, eds., The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa, 4th Edition, (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2002), pp. 423-60, co-authored with John P. Entelis.

“Islamism in North Africa and the Struggle for Change,” in R. Kevin Lacey and Ralph M. Coury, eds., The Arab-African and Islamic Worlds: Interdisciplinary Studies, (New York: Peter Lang, Inc.  2000), pp. 23-48.

“Economic Reform and Political Change in Morocco,” in Yahia H. Zoubir, ed., North Africa in Transition: Socio-Economic and Political Change in the Post Cold War, (Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press, 1999), pp. 43-60.

 “Domestic and International Constraints of Economic Adjustment in Algeria,” in Dirk Vandewalle, ed., The New Global Economy: North African Responses, (Boulder, CO: St. Martin Press, 1996), pp. 129-152.

 “Reinstating the State or Instating Civil Society: The Dilemma of Algeria's Transition,” in I. W. Zartman, Collapsed States: The Disintegration and Restoration of Legitimate Authority, (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 1995), pp. 171 189.

“The Organization Of African Unity and the Western Sahara Conflict,” in Yassin El Ayuti, ed., The Organization of African Unity: 30 Years, (New York: Praeger, 1993), pp. 27 39.

Journal Articles
“Ethnicité et politique en Algérie: Entre inclusion et particularisme berbère,” in Naqd (Journal of Social Critique) 19:20, Fall-Winter 2004, pp. 27-54.

“Political Liberalization and the Islamist Movement in Algeria” Journal of North African Studies 9;2, Summer 2004, pp. 46-67.

“Reform and the Politics of Inclusion in the Maghrib,” in Journal of North African Studies 5:3, Autumn 2001, pp. 15-47.

“The Private Sector in the Algerian Economy,” in Mediterranean Politics 6:2, Summer 2001, pp. 29-50.

“The Algerian Economy After Structural Adjustment,” in Middle East Insight, November December 1999, pp. 25-28.

“Algeria’s Constitutional Referendum: The Elusive Consensus” in Civil Society (Cairo, Egypt), January, 1997, pp. 10 11.

“Algeria: Cautious Hope While the Crisis Continues,” in Civil Society, Vol. V, No. 49, January, 1996, pp. 10 11.

“Algeria: A Democratization Experience Turned Sour,” in Civil Society, Vol. IV, No. 41, May, 1995, pp. 12 15.

“Hot Spot: Algerian Crisis, Western Choices,” in Middle East Quarterly 1:3, September 1994, pp. 55 62.

“National Development and Political Protest: Islamists in the Maghreb Countries.” Co-authored, in Arab Studies Quarterly, 14: 2/3, Spring/Summer 1992, pp. 69 92.

Book Reviews
Shana Cohen. Searching for a Different Future: The Rise of a Global Middle Class in Morocco, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2004), International Journal of Middle East Studies, 2008.

Bradford Dillman, State and Private Sector in Algeria, (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000), published in International Journal of Middle East
 Studies 35, 2003, pp. 3560-57.
 
Graham E. Fuller, Algeria: The Next Fundamentalist State? Published in the Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 34:1, Summer 2000

Martin Stone, The Agony of Algeria, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997), published in the Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 33:2, Winter 1999.

Andrew Pierre and William Quandt, The Algerian Crisis: Policy Options for the West (Washington, D.C.: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1996), published in the Middle East Studies Association Bulletin32:3, Summer 1998.

George Joffé, North Africa: Nations, States and Region, (London: Routledge, 1993), published in the Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 31:1, Summer 1998.

Review of Article
“Comment on Altering the Ends Means of Iran Iraq Foreign Policies: Impact of U.S. Gulf intervention Revisited,” by Dr. Shah M. Tarzi, Adelphi University, in International Journal on World Peace, X: 3, September 1993, pp. 7 9.

Other Articles
“Algeria’s Presidential Elections: A Post-Mortem,” The Daily Star of Beirut, Lebanon, April 14, 2004. 

“The forthcoming Battle for Algiers,” The Daily Star of Beirut, Lebanon, March 11, 2004. 

And Then There Were 5: Bouteflika Should Win in Algeria” The Daily Star of Beirut, Lebanon, March 12, 2004. 

“French Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity in Colonial Algeria: 1830-1962,” in Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, (New York: MacMillan, 2004)

“Algeria,” in the The Book of Knowledge, a reference book published by Grolier, 2004, pp. 185-88.

“Islamistas en el reino de Mohamed VI,” in La Vanguardia (Revista), July 7, 2002.

“Political Leadership in Morocco: Mohamed VI,” in Current Leaders, 2000.

“Political Leadership in Algeria: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika,” in Current Leaders, 1999.

“Political Leadership in Morocco: King Hassan II,” in Current Leaders, 1998.

“Political Leadership in Algeria: President Liamine Zeroual,” in Current Leaders, 1994.

“Political Leadership in Tunisia: President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali,” in Current Leaders, 1994.

Web Articles
“Militant Islam in Morocco: The Perils of Exclusion and the Risks of Inclusion,” published by the Arab Culture and Civilization Website, a collaborative web project of the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education; January 2003.

“Algeria: Flooding and Muddied State-Society Relations,” Middle East Report (MERIP) Press Information Notes, December 2001. URL: http://www.merip.org.