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Political Economy Project


Political Economy Summer Institute: Call for Letters of Interest

[Photograph of 2017 researchers and instructors session. Image by Bassam Haddad]

Over the course of four days in June 2017, and in conjunction with the Arab Studies Institute and George Mason University, the Political Economy Project held its second Political Economy Summer Institute (PESI) at GMU. The summer institute brought together, for the second consecutive year, a diverse collection of scholars and graduate student fellows from around the world for a series of workshops on the foundational concerns of critical political economy, with ...

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Political Economy Project Book Prize Competition: Call For Books Published in 2016

2017 BOOK PRIZE COMPETITION The Political Economy Project (PEP) is pleased to invite nominations for our 2017 Middle East Political Economy Book Prize. PEP aims to recognize and disseminate exceptional critical work on the political economy of the Middle East. While the book must have a political economy theme, we welcome nominations from across academic disciplines. Submissions will be read and judged by a committee drawn from PEP’s ...

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Announcing the 2016 Middle East Political Economy Book Prize Winners

The Political Economy Project (PEP) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Middle East Political Economy Book Prize. With this prize, PEP aims to recognize and disseminate exceptional critical work on the political economy of the Middle East. For its inaugural award, the selection committee welcomed nominations for books on political economy published between 2013-2015 from a range of publishers and across academic disciplines. After ...

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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. The project aims to (a) develop and encourage critical approaches to political economy, interrogate the dominant paradigms, and provide insights for alternatives; (b) by its nature, this project is simultaneously intellectual and political as these realms are inseparable. Therefore, we do not limit our ambitions to producing books and articles. We plan to weave networks of individuals, influence pedagogical approaches, and, for those interested, advocate for organic alternatives to existing dominant notions of “development,” growth, redistribution, power relations, and social justice; (c) Finally, we are committed to expanding the scope of this project beyond the “Middle East” for comparative as well as intellectual/political purposes. READ MORE HERE.         •