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.
The Arab Uprisings, Class Formation and Dynamics (Jun. 2015, London)
The Palestinian Economy: Fragmentation & Colonization (Sep. 2015, Ramallah)
Tunisia: A Political Economy in Transition (Sep. 2015, Tunis)
New Directions in Political Economy (Feb. 2016, Stanford)
A full list of Political Economy Project Workshops can be found here.
Political Economy Books
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.
2021 Virtual Summer Institute (June 4-7)
Keynote: Kareem Rabie: "Palestine is Throwing a Party and the Whole World Is Invited"
For information about the Summer Institute or the Pedagogy Working Group, visit the PEP website and contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Political Economy Book Prize aims to recognize and disseminate exceptional critical work on the political economy of the Middle East.
Visit http://www.politicaleconomyproject.org/book-prize for the list of recent winners.
Check here for PEP updates as well as recent written and audio material from the Arab Studies Institute.