October 15, 2018 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Elliott School of International Affairs, Linder Family Commons Room 602
1957 E St NW
Washington, DC 20052

Janine Clark will discuss her new book, Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco: Strategies of Centralization and Decentralization (Columbia University Press, 2018), with POMEPS on Monday, October 15, 2018, at the Elliott School for International Affairs, Linder Family Commons Room 602. This book examines why Morocco decentralized while Jordan did not and evaluates the impact of their divergent paths, ultimately explaining how authoritarian regimes can use decentralization reforms to consolidate power. Based on extensive fieldwork, Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco is an important contribution to Middle East studies and political science that challenges our understanding of authoritarian regimes’ survival strategies and resilience.

Janine Clark is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Guelph. She is the author of Islam, Charity, and Activism: Middle-Class Networks and Social Welfare in Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen (2004) and coeditor of Economic Liberalization, Democratization, and Civil Society in the Developing World (2000).

Free copies of the book will be available for students

A light lunch will be provided

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Book Launch: Janine Clark “Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco”