ANDREA TETI is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Aberdeen. His research focuses primarily on political theory and Mediterranean politics. He has published on both Egyptian and Italian politics, as well as on a range of theoretical issues including democratization theory, Constructivism, and post-structuralism. He is Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Violence Research Cluster funded by the University of Aberdeen College of Arts and Social Sciences. He is also conducting research with Gennaro Gervasio on the authoritarian practices of the Egyptian state, the techniques used to empty the state’s democratic facade, and the forms of democratic resistance across the political spectrum.