POMEPS Studies 31: Social Policy in the Middle East and North Africa

POMEPS Studies 31: Social Policy in the Middle East and North Africa

This spring, major protests swept through Jordan over economic grievances and subsidy reforms. In July, protestors took to the streets in the south of Iraq, demanding that the government address persistent unemployment, underdevelopment, and corruption. Meanwhile, earlier in 2018, Tunisians

Normalizing the Siege: The ‘Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism’ and the Contradictions of Humanitarianism and Reconstruction

Pietro Stefanini, The Palestinian Return Centre This memo was drafted for POMEPS Studies 30, “The Politics of Post-Conflict Resolution.”  In Gaza, the politics of post-war reconstruction raise critical issues about the logic of humanitarianism. This essay analyses the politics of the Gaza