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

Islamist Political Mobilization: A Conversation with Quinn Mecham

Islamist Political Mobilization: A Conversation with Quinn Mecham

On this week’s podcast, Quinn Mecham talks about his new book, Institutional Origins of Islamist Political Mobilization, on the politicization of Islam. “So often in the Arab world we think about jihadi networks; we think about sometimes Islamist movements particularly the Muslim Brotherhood that