Akcali`s New Book

November 11, 2015

Faculty member Emel Akcali`s new book titled Neoliberal Governmentality and the Future of the State in the Middle East and North Africa has been published by Palgrave Macmillan. 

The book has received remarkably favourable initial reviews, such as: 

"Emel Akcali's edited book bristles with intelligence and detail; it provides one of the best intellectual accounts of the Arab Spring's complex emergence and transformation." - Vijay Prashad, LeftWord Books, India

"A fascinating book that makes a distinct and novel contribution to understanding the state and neoliberalism in the Middle East. The range of countries and themes discussed - combined with its sophisticated treatment of neoliberal governmentality as a lens through which to interpret power and contestation - mark this as an original and stimulating collection." - Adam Hanieh, SOAS, University of London, UK

"In an environment where 'neoliberal' has become a ubiquitous label, this volume provides a refreshing and rigorous critique of the interactions between class, violence, state-building, sectarianism, religiosity, subjectivity, and political economy that shape everyday life. With chapters that explore the power and the limits of governments and people in Yemen, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Turkey, and Israel/Palestine, the authors provide a critical, theoretical, and materially grounded outlook on state and society in the Middle East." - Sherene Seikaly, Department of History, University of California, USA; editor of the Arab Studies Journal 

You can find more information on the book here.

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