Smugglers and States (S. 13, Ep. 19)

Smugglers and StatesOn this week’s episode of the podcast, Max Gallien of Institute of Development Studies joins Marc Lynch to discuss his new book, Smugglers and States: Negotiating the Maghreb at Its Margins. This book examines the rules and agreements that govern smuggling in North Africa, tracing the involvement of states in these practices and their consequences for borderland communities. Gallien demonstrates that, contrary to common assumptions about the effects of informal economies, smuggling can promote both state and social stability. 



Music for this season’s podcast was created by Malika Zarra. You can find more of her work on Instagram and Linktree.

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