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Neoliberal Governmentality and the Future of the State in the Middle East and North Africa

Editors: Akcali, Emel (Ed.)

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This volume is a theoretical analysis of the current crises of state and societal transformations in the Middle East and North Africa. The emphasis on the impact and limits of neoliberal governmentality places these uprisings within the specific contextual and structural environment of neoliberal globalization.

About the authors

Benoit Challand, New School for Social Research, USA Rahman Da?, Centre for Strategic and Research Analysis, Tukey, and Ad?yaman University, Turkey Rami Farouk Daher, German Jordanian University, Jordan Katerina Dalacoura, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK Farhad Khosrokhavar, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France Ali Diskaya, Central European University, Hungary Nadine Abdalla, German Institute for International and Security Affairs Zafer Fehmi Yörük, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey Daniel Monterescu, Central European University, Hungary Yasmin Ali, Researcher, Lebanon Mark LeVine, Lund University, Sweden

Reviews

"Emel Akçali's edited book bristles with intelligence and detail; it provides one of the best intellectual accounts of the Arab Spring's complex emergence and transformation." Vijay Prashad, LeftWord Books, India

"A fascinating book that makes a distinct and novel contribution to understanding the state and neoliberalism in the Middle East. The range of countries and themes discussed combined with its sophisticated treatment of neoliberal governmentality as a lens through which to interpret power and contestation mark this as an original and stimulating collection." - Adam Hanieh, SOAS, University of London, UK

"In an environment where 'neoliberal' has become a ubiquitous label, this volume provides a refreshing and rigorous critique of the interactions between class, violence, state-building, sectarianism, religiosity, subjectivity, and political economy that shape everyday life. With chapters that explore the power and the limits of governments and people in Yemen, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Turkey, and Israel/Palestine, the authors provide a critical, theoretical, and materially grounded outlook on state and society in the Middle East." - Sherene Seikaly, Department of History, University of California, USA; editor of the Arab Studies Journal


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Neoliberal Governmentality and the Future of the State in the Middle East and North Africa

    Akçali, Emel

    Pages 1-14

  • Squaring the Circle? Transitology and the Arab Revolts

    Challand, Benoît

    Pages 15-29

  • The Failure of the State (Re)building Process in Iraq

    Dağ, Rahman

    Pages 31-43

  • Welfare Genocide: Rentierism, Neoliberalism, and the Corporatization of the Public Sector in Jordan

    Daher, Rami Farouk

    Pages 45-59

  • Islamism and Neoliberalism in the Aftermath of the 2011 Arab Uprisings: The Freedom and Justice Party in Egypt and Nahda in tunisia

    Dalacoura, Katerina

    Pages 61-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neoliberal Governmentality and the Future of the State in the Middle East and North Africa
Editors
  • Emel Akcali
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54299-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137542991
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54692-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 231
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