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Why do some Islamist movements develop large-scale social services? How and where do they do so? What benefits do they derive from their efforts? Are these Islamic social services primarily about political strategy? And how much do we really know about them? Social services have been seen as ways for these movements to win votes, build support, establish deep roots in society, or to demonstrate their competence in providing an alternative to the state. A wave of new research has begun to test these claims, offering new historical, theoretical,   ... Read more

Upcoming Events

Oct
3
Fri
2014
9:00 AM The Arab Uprisings Explained: A Half-Day Conference
The Arab Uprisings Explained: A …
Oct 3 @ 9:00 AM – 2:15 PM
The Arab Uprisings Explained: A Half-Day Conference @ Elliott School of International Affairs, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
POMEPS is pleased to invite you to a half-day conference celebrating the release of the edited volume The Arab Uprisings Explained: New Contentious Politics in the [...]
Oct
15
Wed
2014
12:00 PM “Official Stories: Politics and National Narratives in Egypt and Algeria” – A Conversation with Laurie A. Brand
“Official Stories: Politics and …
Oct 15 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
"Official Stories: Politics and National Narratives in Egypt and Algeria" – A Conversation with Laurie A. Brand  @ Elliott School of International Affairs, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Laurie A. Brand is the Robert Grandford Wright Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California and Chair of the Middle East Studies [...]

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POMEPS Conversations

#39 — September 26, 2014. The George Washington University’s Marc Lynch, director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, speaks with Hisham D. Aidi, lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is the author of Redeploying the State: Corporatism, Neoliberalism and Coalition Politics (2008) and co-editor of Black Routes to Islam (2009). Lynch and Aidi  ... Read more

Past Events

Monday, June 16, 2014 9:42 AM
Joel S. Migdal is the Robert F. Philip Professor of International Studies in the University of Washington’s Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. He is the author of Boundaries and Belonging: States and Societies in the Struggle to Shape   ... Read more

POMEPS Blog

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 11:59 AM
POMEPS is proud to announce that several POMEPS community members were honored for recent book and article publications at the American Political Science Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting.  Politic  ... Read more

TRE Grants

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:15 PM
The Project on Middle East Political Science is delighted to announce a call for proposals for Spring/Summer 2015 POMEPS Travel – Research – Engagement grants. The competition is open to academic political scientists at career stages from PhD students to senior faculty from any institution, and is not restricted to U.S. citizens or residents. Awards of up to $3,000 will be offered to support research travel to the broader Middle East. The research should be in support of an ongoing academic research project. Grant recipients  ... Read more

POMEPS Publications

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 10:03 AM
The Ethics of Research in the Middle East POMEPS Studies 8 -- July 2, 2014 What are the ethical obligations of an academic studying today’s Middle East? Have the Arab uprisings changed  ... Read more

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