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Middle East Law and Governance
An Interdisciplinary Journal
Editor: Janine A. Clark
Middle East Law and Governance (MELG) is a peer-reviewed venue for scholarly analysis on issues pertaining to governance and social, economic, and ideological transformation in the modern Middle East and North Africa region.
The journal welcomes research that explores the intersection of ideational, legal, societal, economic, and political themes broadly construed. MELG’s interdisciplinary approach is meant to attract scholars from a wide range of disciplines (anthropology, economics, gender studies, history, legal studies, political science, political theory, religious studies, urban studies and so on). We also welcome submissions that deploy conceptually and methodologically novel and alternative approaches.
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Jordanian Decentralization: What a Policy Process Can Teach Us about Authoritarian Politics
E.J. Karmel, PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Guelph
21 May 2021
E.J. Karmel discusses the benefits of studying policy making in authoritarian regimes.
Find E.J. on Twitter: @ej_karmel
International Involvement in State-Building and National Liberation
Dana El Kurd, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
25 March 2021
Dana El Kurd highlights her recent work comparing the cases of Palestine and Iraqi Kurdistan, and the impact of US intervention on state-building trajectories.
Find Dana on Twitter: @danaelkurd
Noah Salomon, University of Virginia
25 February 2021
Noah Salomon introduces his recent photo essay and examines what happens to religion when the foundations of a state are shaken at their core.
Can the Light Ever Shine Again? Mobilization, Organizing and Inter-Class Alliance Building in Lebanon
Lara Khattab, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Department of Politics and International Relations in Mount Allison University
4 November 2021
Lara Khattab explains the challenge behind labor movement formation.
Find Lara on Twitter: @Lara_Khattab
“How should I introduce myself?” Fieldwork and the Value of Tangled Identity
Golrokh Niazi, University of Ottawa
15 December 2021
Golrokh Niazi reflects on the influence of the researcher's intersecting identities and positionality during fieldwork.
Youth as Agenda-Setters between Donors and Beneficiaries: The Limited Role of Libyan Youth after 2011
Chiara Loschi, Postdoctoral fellow at University of Bologna
8 March 2022
Chiara Loschi discusses how the youth experienced participation in International Organizations and Western-led NGOs in Libya after the Uprisings.
Find Chiara on Twitter: @drkiarastorm
Researching the COVID-19 Pandemic: New Vistas and Data Limitations
Daniel Habib, Johns Hopkins University Graduate
Naela Elmore, University of Texas, Dallas
2 May 2022
Daniel Habib and Naela Elmore reflects on how state fragility affected a MENA states' policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Find Daniel and Naela on Twitter: @DHabib2000 and @NaelaElmore
How to Think about Jordan’s Geographies Protest
Jillian Schwedler, Professor of Political Science at Hunter College, CUNY, New York
16 August 2022
Find Jillian on Twitter: @drjschwedler
Revisiting Kuwait’s so-called “Tribal Advantage” in 2022
Courtney Freer, Emory University and Andrew Leber, Tulane University
2 December 2022
Find Courtney on Twitter: @courtneyfreer
Cybersecurity and Palestinian Civil Society: Evidence From a Web Scan
Alexei Abrahams, Researcher with the Technology and Social Change Project at Harvard
Etienne Maynier, Technologist at Amnesty International’s Security Lab
10 January 2023
See Alexei's Twitter profile and Professional website.
And Etienne's Mastodon profile and Website
Denial of Health Care as a Tool of Dispossession in Palestine
Yara M. Asi, University of Central Florida
16 February 2023
Find Yara on Twitter: @Yara_M_Asi