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Essential Readings

Essential Readings on Forced Displacement: Perspectives from the Arab Region

Friday, July 1, 2022

Sawsan Abdulrahim

On March 28, 2022, foreign ministers from Israel, the US, Egypt, Bahrain, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) met in Sde Boker

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Arab Uprisings Under the Lens of Critical Development Studies

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Gilbert Achcar​

The revolutionary wave that engulfed the Arabic-speaking world in 2011—starting in Tunisia and extending to Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria, while shaking most other countries—inaugurated a historical period of upheaval

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Class and Political Economy of Development

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Adam Hanieh

The Middle East has been largely absent from general theoretical debates around class and class formation – despite a resurgence in political economy writing on the region following the 2011 uprisings

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Critical of What?

Friday, October 1, 2021

Nisreen Salti

This blog entry attempts to put together a list of essential readings that describe what emerges when mainstream economists in general, and mainstream development economists in particular, reflect on the state of their fields

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