SOAS University of London

London Middle East Institute

Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East

Lineages of Revolt
Adam Hanieh, SOAS with Gilbert Achcar, SOAS, Jamie Allinson, University of Westminster and Brenna Bhandar, SOAS

Date: 11 December 2013Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 11 December 2013Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: DLT (G2)

Type of Event: Book Launch

Drawing upon extensive empirical research, Lineages of Revolt tracks the major shifts in the region’s political economy over recent decades. In this illuminating and original work, Adam Hanieh explores the contours of neoliberal policies, dynamics of class and state formation, imperialism and the nature of regional accumulation, the significance of Palestine and the Gulf Arab states, and the ramifications of the global economic crisis. By mapping the complex and contested nature of capitalism in the Middle East, the book demonstrates that a full understanding of the uprisings needs to go beyond a simple focus on “dictators and democracy.”

Chair: Hassan Hakimian, LMEI & SOAS

Organiser: London Middle East Institute

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