THE POLITICAL ECONOMY PROJECT
The Political Economy Project is the culmination of several years' worth of networking and planning by the Arab Studies Institute and its affiliate scholars. PEP aims to develop and encourage critical approaches to political economy, interrogating the dominant paradigms and providing insights for alternatives.
PEP is intellectual and political at once. Our activities involve not only research, pedagogy, and training, but networking and advocacy toward organic alternatives to existing dominant notions of “development,” growth, redistribution, power relations, and social justice.
Development and the Uprisings (Apr. 2015, Fairfax)
The Arab Uprisings, Class Formation and Dynamics (Jun. 2015, London)
The Palestinian Economy: Fragmentation & Colonization (Sep. 2015, Ramallah)
Tunisia: The Economy in Times of Change (Sep. 2015, Tunis)
Aims to recognize and disseminate exceptional critical work on the political economy of the Middle East
2016 submission deadline was February 26, 2016.
Stay tuned for results!
Check here for PEP updates as well as recent written and audio material from the Arab Studies Institute
Migrant States, Mobile Economies: Rethinking the Political in Contemporary Turkey (Oct. 2015, Fairfax)
Political Economy of the Middle East: Continuities and Discontinuities in Teaching and Research (Nov. 2015, Fairfax)
New Directions in Political Economy (Feb. 2016, Stanford)
The Summer Institute aims to help foster critical political economy approaches to the study of the region by bringing together select faculty leaders and student participants for three days of intensive discussion of key texts in critical political economy.
2016 Selections have been made! For interested Faculty and Students, and for information about the Summer Institute or the Pedagogy Working Group, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs (FAMA) is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute. It produces and oversees ASI’s research projects on overarching issues related to the Arab and broader Muslim worlds, including the Middle East and North Africa. The forum is the home of ASI's Knowledge Production Project, the Political Economy Project, among others. All FAMA projects are operated by the Arab Studies Institute, a nonprofit organization that produces and scrutinizes knowledge on matters related to the Arab world and its relations.