Convergence and divergence: Turkish and Egyptian fans fight political battles
In Axford, Didem Buhari-Gulmez and Seckin Baris Gulmez (eds.) Bridging Divides: Rethinking Ideology in the Age of Global Discontent Routledge (forthcoming 2017)
Over the last decade, anti-government demonstrations worldwide have brought together individuals and groups that were often assumed unlikely to unite for a common cause due to differences in ideological tendencies. They have particularly highlighted the role of youth, women, social media, and football clubs in establishing unusual alliances between far left and far right groups and/or secular and religious segments of the society.