Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco: A Conversation with Janine Clark

Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco: A Conversation with Janine Clark

On this week’s podcast, Janine Clark discusses her new book Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco: Strategies of Centralization and Decentralization (Columbia University Press, 2018). This book examines why Morocco decentralized while Jordan did not and evaluates the impact of their divergent paths,

Why Terrorists Quit: A Conversation with Julie Chernov Hwang

Why Terrorists Quit: A Conversation with Julie Chernov Hwang

On this week’s podcast, Julie Chernov Hwang talks about her new book, Why Terrorists Quit: The Disengagement of Indonesian Jihadists, (Cornell Press, 2018) on the factors  that convince jihadists to move away from the extremist ideologies of groups like Jemaah Islamiyah and

Revolution Without Revolutionaries: A Conversation with Asef Bayat

Revolution Without Revolutionaries: A Conversation with Asef Bayat

On this week’s podcast, Asef Bayat talks about his new book, Revolution Without Revolutionaries: Making Sense of the Arab Spring, (Stanford University Press, 2017) a comparative analysis on the 2011 revolutions and those of the 1970s. “These [2011] revolutions happened at a time when

Bedouins into Bourgeois: A Conversation with Calvert W. Jones

Bedouins into Bourgeois: A Conversation with Calvert W. Jones

On this week’s podcast, Calvert W. Jones discusses her new book, Bedouins into Bourgeois: Remaking Citizens for Globalization, (Cambridge University Press, 2017) on the state-led social engineering campaign in the United Arab Emirates. “In the UAE, the leaders clearly don’t want democratic citizens.

Salafism in Jordan: A Conversation with Joas Wagemakers

Salafism in Jordan: A Conversation with Joas Wagemakers

On this week’s podcast, Joas Wagemakers talks about his new book, Salafism in Jordan: Political Islam in a Quietist Community, on the quietist ideology that characterizes many Salafi movements. “Salafism is obviously in the news all the time. It’s in the news in Western European