Classless Politics, OPEC+ Oil Politics, & Political Violence (S. 12, Ep. 5)

Hesham Sallam of Stanford University joins Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast to discuss his new book, Classless Politics: Islamist Movements, the Left, and Authoritarian Legacies in Egypt. The book offers an account of the relationship between neoliberal economics and Islamist politics in Egypt that sheds new light on the worldwide trend of “more identity, less class.” (Starts at 0:59). You can read Marc Lynch’s review of the book on his blog. Jeff Colgan of Brown University discusses new OPEC+ policies and how U.S.-Saudi relations have been impacted. (Starts at 30:29). You can find his book, Partial Hegemony: Oil Politics and International Order on Amazon and other retailers. Ora Szekely of Clark University and Devorah Manekin of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem discuss their chapter in The Political Science of the Middle East: Theory and Research Since the Arab Uprisings, which focuses on organized political violence since the Arab Uprising (co-authored with Kevin Koehler and Holger Albrecht). (Starts at 44:41).





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