Jessica Watkins of the London School of Economics joins Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast to discuss her new book, Creating Consent in an Illiberal Order: Policing Disputes in Jordan. The book focuses on the development of the Jordanian police institution to demonstrate that rather than being primarily concerned with law enforcement, the police are first and foremost concerned with order. (Starts at 1:02). Killian Clarke of Princeton University and Chantal Berman of Georgetown University discuss their chapter in The Political Science of the Middle East: Theory and Research Since the Arab Uprisings, which focuses on the eruption of Arab protests in 2011 and the recent wave of Arab uprisings in 2019 (co-authored with Jillian Schwedler and Nermin Allam). (Starts at 30:13). Jeannie Sowers of the University of New Hampshire discusses environmental politics in Egypt and the potential implications of the COP27 conference. (Starts at 53:17). You can find her book, Environmental Politics in Egypt: Activists, Experts and the State on Amazon and other retailers.
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