List of Publications
"Citizen Hariri: Lebanon's Neoliberal Reconstruction", Hurst: London, 2017
“A failure of governmentality: Why Transparency International underestimated corruption in Ben Ali’s Tunisia,” Third World Quarterly, 2016, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2016.1153417
“Social protest and the political economy of sectarianism in Lebanon”, Global Discourse, 2016, DOI: 10.1080/23269995.2016.1253275
“Donald Trump: America’s Berlusconi (or Thaksin, or Hariri, or…)”, OpenDemocracy, 29 December 2016
“Why does international political economy ignore the Middle East and North Africa?”, Middle East at King’s blog, 13 March 2015
“More than a ‘personal error of judgement’: Seif Gaddafi and the London School of Economics”, Jadaliyya, 16 March 2011
“The ‘new contractor bourgeoisie’ in Lebanese politics: Hariri, Miqati and Faris”, in: A. Knudsen and M. Kerr, Lebanon: After the Cedar Revolution (Oxford University Press: New York, 2014/Hurst: London, 2012)
“The ascent of Rafiq Hariri and philanthropic practices in Beirut”, in: F. Mermier and S. Mervin (eds.), Leaders et partisans au Liban (Karthala: Paris, 2012)
Hannes Baumann's main research interests are in the political economy of development, international political economy, and the politics of nationalism and ethnicity in the Middle East. His main concern is to understand how capitalism plays out in the Arab world, using the sociological imagination, geographical imagination, and any other sort of imagination that is useful for the task.
His most recent research project looks at the way Gulf capital is reshaping Arab cities. It is the first comprehensive study of the political and economic effects of Gulf investment in non-oil Arab states. The three-year project (2014-17) is funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
Hannes is the author of "Citizen Hariri: Lebanon's neoliberal reconstruction" (Hurst: London, 2017). He uses businessman-politician Rafiq Hariri as a prism to examine how changes in global neoliberalism reshaped Lebanese politics.
In another line of research Hannes examines the Eurocentrism of international political economy, and how the discipline can overcome it.
Hannes has previously worked at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Georgetown University, King’s College London, and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). He has used his research background to teach courses on Middle East politics, business and politics, ethnicity and nationalism in the Arab uprisings, international relations, and the politics of development.