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Department of Development Studies

Dr Adam Hanieh

BSc (Adelaide); MA (Al Quds); PhD (York)


Adam Hanieh
Department of Development Studies

Senior Lecturer in Development Studies

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)


Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)

Advisory Committee Member

Neoliberalism, Globalisation, and States

Research Cluster Member

Labour, Movements and Development

Research Cluster Member

Migration, Mobility and Development Research Cluster

Research Cluster Member

Dr Adam Hanieh
Email address:
020 7898 4784
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
Office Hours:
Wednesday 11-1pm


Prior to joining SOAS, Adam taught at Zayed University, United Arab Emirates. From 1997-2003, he worked in the NGO and public sectors in Ramallah, Palestine, where he completed an MA in Regional Studies at Al Quds University. He holds a PhD in Political Science from York University, Canada (2009). His research interests include political economy of the Middle East; labour migration; class and state formation in the Gulf Cooperation Council; Palestine. He is an international advisory board member for the journal Studies in Political Economy.


Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Christian Henderson,
  • Musa Mckee, ‘Just Add Water’ - The Alchemy of Authoritarian Rule in Large-Scale Agricultural and Residential Developments in Egyptian Deserts during the Mubarak Era. (working title)
  • Oroub El-Abed, Palestinian refugees living in informal areas of the Jordanian capital, Amman: Negotiating economic opportunities
  • Sai Englert, The Defeat of Hebrew Labour: Neoliberalism, the Histadrut, and the labour movement in Israel
  • Tahani Mustafa, Quasi-State Institution Building: Security Sector Reform in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Adam also lectures on: Migration and Development; Political Economy of Development; Development Conditions and Experiences


Adam has conducted research and fieldwork in Palestine and the Gulf Cooperation Council. He is a member of the Migration and Development; Globalisation and Neoliberalism; and Labour, Movements and Development Research Clusters.


Authored Books

Hanieh, Adam (2013) Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East. Haymarket Books.

Hanieh, Adam (2011) Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Edited Books or Journal Volumes

Hanieh, Adam and AlShehabi, Omar and Khalaf, Abdulhadi, eds. (2014) Transit States: Labour, Migration and Citizenship in the Gulf. Pluto Press.

Book Chapters

Hanieh, Adam (2013) 'A 'Single War': The Political Economy of Intervention in the Middle East and Central Asia.' In: Klassen, Jerome and Albo, Greg, (eds.), Empire's Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan. University of Toronto Press.

Hanieh, Adam (2013) 'Middle East, Labor Migration.' In: Ness, Immanuel, (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Wiley Publishers.

Hanieh, Adam (2011) 'International financial institutions and Egypt.' In: African Awakening: The Emerging Revolutions. Pambazuka Press.

Hanieh, Adam (2010) 'Prisoners and Prison Conditions.' In: Rubenberg, Cheryl, (ed.), Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Colorado: Lynne Reinner Publishers.

Hanieh, Adam (2006) 'Praising Empire: Neo-liberalism Under Pax Americana.' In: Mooers, Colin, (ed.), The New Imperialists: Ideologies of Empire. London: One World Press, pp. 167-199.

Hanieh, Adam (2006) 'The Politics of Curfew in the Occupied Territories.' In: Benin, Joel and Stein, Rebecca, (eds.), The Struggle for Sovereignty: Palestine and Israel, 1993-2005. California: Stanford University Press.


Hanieh, Adam (2015) 'Shifting Priorities or Business as Usual? Continuity and Change in the post-2011 IMF and World Bank Engagement with Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt.' British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 42 (1). pp. 119-134.

Hanieh, Adam (2015) 'Capital, Labor, and State: Rethinking the Political Economy of Oil in the Gulf.' The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Middle-Eastern and North African History [Online] .

Hanieh, Adam (2015) 'Development through Unity. Assessing ESCWA's Arab Integration: A 21st Century Development Imperative.' Development and Change, 46 (4). pp. 979-992.

Buckley, Michelle and Hanieh, Adam (2013) 'Diversification by Urbanization: Tracing the Property-Finance Nexus in Dubai and the Gulf.' International Journal of Urban and Regional Research .

Hanieh, Adam (2012) 'Finance, oil and the Arab uprisings: the global crisis and the Gulf states.' Socialist Register, 48 .

Hanieh, Adam (2011) 'Egypt's 'Orderly Transition'? International Aid and the Rush to Structural Adjustment.' Jadaliyya - Ezine .

Hanieh, Adam (2011) 'The internationalisation of Gulf capital and Palestinian class formation.' Capital and Class, 35 (1). pp. 81-106.

Hanieh, Adam (2011) 'Beyond Mubarak: Reframing the "Politics" and "Economics" of Egypt's Uprising.' Studies in Political Economy, 87 .

Hanieh, Adam (2010) 'Khaleeji-Capital: Class-Formation and Regional Integration in the Middle-East Gulf.' Historical Materialism, 18 (2). pp. 35-76.

Hanieh, Adam (2010) 'Temporary Migrant Labour and the Spatial Structuring of Class in the Gulf Cooperation Council.' Spectrum: Journal of Global Studies, 2 (3). pp. 67-89.

Hanieh, Adam (2009) 'Hierarchies of a Global Market: The South and the Economic Crisis.' Studies in Political Economy, 83 . pp. 61-84.

Li, Minqi and Hanieh, Adam (2006) 'Secular Trends, Long Waves and the Cost of the State: Evidence from the Long-term Movement of the Profit Rate in the US Economy 1869-2000.' Review: a Journal of the Fernand Braudel Center for the Studies of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations, 29 (1). pp. 87-114.

Book Reviews

Hanieh, Adam (2006) 'Review of 'Palestinian Labor Migration to Israel' by Leila Farsakh (2005).' Journal of Palestine Studies, 36 (1). pp. 89-91.


Hanieh, Adam (2011) 'Egypt’s Uprising: Not Just a Question of Transition.' Monthly Review MRZine.

Hanieh, Adam (2008) 'Palestine in the Middle East: Opposing Neoliberalism and US Power.' Monthly Review MRZine.

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