Political Economy Project member Kareem Rabie discusses the concept of "de-development" in Mandy Turner and Omar Shweiki's edited volume Decolonizing Palestinian Political Economy: De-development and Beyond.
Listen to Political Economy Project member Omar Dahi discuss the Russian military intervention in Syria and its effects on the future of Syria with Voices of the Middle East and North Africa (VOMENA).
Read Jadaliyya's interview with Political Economy Project member Raymond Hinnebusch on his recently published, revised second edition of The International Politics of the Middle East.
Bassam Haddad interviews Political Economy Project member Samer Abboud for Status/الوضع on the impact of sanctions on authoritarian restructuring within the Syrian conflict.
Please join us for Migrant States, Mobile Economies: Rethinking the Political in Contemporary Turkey on Thursday, 8 October 2015 at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
This event brings together scholars from anthropology and political science to interrogate the conceptual relationship between state formation and capital accumulation as related but distinct technologies of power in contemporary Turkey. From gold traffic between Turkey and Iran and smuggling economies in Turkey’s Kurdistan to the historical development of energy infrastructures and im/mobilities across the Turkey-Syria border, the authors aim to chronicle the shifting and transnational operations of economic and political power. By exploring states of migrancy as well as economies of mobility in conjunction with state formation and capital accumulation, Migrant States & Mobile Economies aims to rethink the political in both political economy and political theory through the historiography and ethnography of contemporary Turkey.
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Huseyin Yilmaz, Co-Director, Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, GMU
Bassam Haddad, Director of the Middle East Studies Program, GMU
Money in Black or Blood? The Political-Moral in the Smuggling Economies of Turkey’s Kurdistan
Firat Bozcali, Stanford University
Rethinking the History of Turkey's Political Economy: Generating Consent by Infrastructure
Cihan Tekay, CUNY—The Graduate Center
Who/What Can Cross the Border? Mobilities and Immobilities at the Turkey-Syria Border
Elif Sari, Cornell University
Golden Shoes and Tobacco Seats: Scaling Sanctions and Transactions across the Iran/Turkey Border
Emrah Yildiz, Harvard University
Introduction by Huseyin Yilmaz, Co-Director, Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies
Seeking Refuge: Lip-Sewing and Truth-Telling
Banu Bargu, Associate Professor of Politics, The New School for Social Research