Mohamed HAMCHI

Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Relations

Mohamed HAMCHI

Assistant Professor of International Relations

Ph. D. Candidate of International Relations


Jan. 28, 1981 (Batna, Algeria)
married to Mrs. S. Benfarhi, an Employment Counselor
tel: (00 213) 06 99 50 08 34 / (00 213) 033 83 68 80

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- Ph. D. Candidate, working on "The Fifth Debate in International Relations Theory: Engaging Complexity Theory in the field."

- 2010: M.A. in Political Sciences and International Relations, Univ. of Batna (with highest class average).

- 2006: B.A. in English Language, Univ. of Batna.

- 2003: B.A. in Political Sciences and International Relations, Univ. of Batna.

Work Experience

2011- present day: Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations (Political Science Department, University of Oum El Bouaghi)

2009-2011: Secondary Education Professor of English Language (Said Ebid High School, Ain-Touta, Batna)

2008-2009: Vacataire Professor of Political Science (Political Science Department, University of Batna)

2007-2008: Vacataire Professor of Political Science (Department of Management, University of Batna)

2006-2008: Vice-president in charge of administration and organisation (La Fondation Algérienne des Droits de l'Enfant et de l'Adolescent (FADEA), Batna.)


International Relations Theory, Epistemology of international relations, Security and International Relations (Seminar), Good Governance (Seminar), theories of development, theory of Integration, English Language.


- 2011: Theories of International Relations: Diversity and Pluralism (in Arabic)

Committee: Prof. Moustafa Benabdelaziz (Chair), Prof. Abdennour Benantar (Supervisor), Prof. Mabrouk Ghodhbane (Member) and Dr. Aomar Baghzouz (Member)

- 2003: WTO and its Effects on Development (in Arabic)

           Committee: Prof. Hocine Kadri (Chair), Prof. Salah Ziani (Supervisor) and Prof. Rabah Merabet (Member)

Journal Articles

- 2011: “IR Fourth Debate: Pluralistic or Hegemonic? Limitations to Bridging the Gap,Algerian Review of Security and Development studies Vol. 1, july 2011 (in English)

- 2012: “Libya as a Collapsed State and Security in the Sahel: More Fuel to the Fire?Algerian Review of Security and Development studies Vol. 3, july 2012 (in English)

- 2013 (co-authored with Samia Rebiai) “Sixty Years of Chinese-Algerian Relations,” The Scientific Review of Egyptian Chinese Researches, Vol. 2(1): 71-99. (in Arabic)

- 2014 (forthcoming): “The Third Debate among International Relations Theories: Limitations to Epistemic Communication.” The Algerian Review of Political Science and International Relations. (in Arabic)

- 2014 (co-authored with Samia Rebiai) (forthcoming): “Networks and Partnerships of Global Governance: Two Missing Legitimacies” Politikon: The IAPSS Journal of Political Science. (in English)

Book Review

- 2014 (forthcoming) (co-reviewed with Talal Lemmouchi): Wouters, Jan., De Wilde, Tanguy., Defraigne, Pierre. and Defraigne, Jean-Christophe. (eds) China, the European Union and Global Governance. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar, 2012.

Conference Papers

- 2011: “Pluralism and Hegemony in IR Theories: the Fourth Debate Revisited” (in English) A paper submitted to the tenth METU Conference on International Relations, “Rethinking International Relations: Theory and Practice,” June 15th – 17th, 2011, Ankara, Turkey.

- 2013: “For the sake of the Mediterranean… de-securitize the Arab Spring!” (in English)  A paper submitted to the NEPAS Conference, “Thinking Out of the Box: Devising New European Policies to Face the Arab Spring,” University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, 21-22 February 2013.

- 2014: “The Impact of Crisis in Libya on the Sahel: De-securitizing State Failure in Libya!” (in Arabic) A paper presented at a journée d’étude, “The role of Algeria as a major player in the Mediterranean and the Sahel,” University of Tizi Ouzou, Algeria, in collaboration with CERI, Paris and DIIS, Copenhagen, 26 February 2014.

- 2014: (co-authored with Samia Rebiai) “Networks and Partnerships of Global Governance: Three Missing Legitimacies” (in English) A paper submitted to the 1st World Congress of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS), University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 2014.

- 2014: “NGOs as Actors within Global Governance Networks and Partnerships,” (in Arabic) A paper presented at a journée d’étude, “NGOs’ Role in Public Policy Making in the Arab World,” University of Oum El Bouaghi, Algeria, May 2014.

- 2014: (co-authored with Samia Rebiai) “The Russian-Algerian Relations in a Multipolarizing World: What Future(s) for an Exceptional Past?,” (in English) A paper presented at the 13th International Conference of Africanists, The Institute for African Studies, The Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, May 2014.

Unpublished Papers

- “Continuity and Change in U.S. Foreign Policy: The Case of China,” (in Arabic)

- “Realist Approaches to International Conflicts.” (in Arabic)

- “Marxism and Theorising International Relations.” (in Arabic)

Translated-to-Arabic Papers

- Simon Mason and Sandra Rychard, “Conflict Analysis Tools.”

- Irma Specht, “Conflict Analysis: Practical Tool to Analyze Conflict in order to prioritize and strategize Conflict Transformation Programmes.

- Peter Liberman, “How to Write a Political Science Paper?

- Seray Kethudaogul, “Securitization of Migration in Europe: The Obstacle infront of European Values.

- [co-translated with Chahrazed Khier] Ocampo, José Antonio (2011) “A Development-Friendly Reform of the International Financial Architecture,Politics & Society, 39(3): 315–330.

- Brown, Chris. (2013) “The poverty of Grand Theory.” European Journal of International Relations 19(3): 483–497.

Students’ dissertations supervised (in Arabic)

- “Securitization of Illegal Migration in the Mediterranean”

- “NGOs in Environmental global Governance: from Rio de Janeiro 1992 to Doha 2012”

- “‘Smart Sanctions’ and the Human Rights Problematique in International Relations”

- “Organized Crime in the Mediterranean and its impact on Algeria”

- “Two-Level Negotiations in International Relations”

- “The Identity Problematique in International Relations”

Fields of Interest

International Relations Theory, Gender and Security Studies, Global Governance, Maghreb and EU Studies, Political Economy and Development.

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