199 episodes

Discussing news and innovations in the Middle East.

POMEPS Middle East Political Science Podcast Marc Lynch

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    • 4.5 • 14 Ratings

Discussing news and innovations in the Middle East.

    Order Out of Chaos and Staple Security (S. 12, Ep. 15)

    Order Out of Chaos and Staple Security (S. 12, Ep. 15)

    David Siddhartha Patel of Brandeis University joins Marc Lynch on this week's podcast to discuss his new book, Order out of Chaos: Islam, Information, and the Rise and Fall of Social Orders in Iraq. Combining rational choice approaches, ethnographic understanding, and GIS analysis, this book reveals the interconnectedness of the enduring problem of how societies create social order in a stateless environment, the origins and limits of political authority and leadership, and the social and political salience of collective identity. (Starts at 0:42)

    Jessica Barnes of the University of South Carolina discusses her book, Staple Security: Bread and Wheat in Egypt, which explores the process of sourcing domestic and foreign wheat for the production of bread and its consumption across urban and rural settings. (Starts at 38:15).

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

    You can listen to this week’s podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or SoundCloud.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The War in Court and the Egyptian Economy (S. 12, Ep. 14)

    The War in Court and the Egyptian Economy (S. 12, Ep. 14)

    The War in Court and the Egyptian Economy (S. 12, Ep. 14) by Marc Lynch

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Beyond the Lines and Emotional Sensibility (S. 12, Ep. 13)

    Beyond the Lines and Emotional Sensibility (S. 12, Ep. 13)

    Sarah Parkinson of Johns Hopkins University joins Marc Lynch on this week's podcast to discuss her new book, Beyond the Lines: Social Networks and Palestinian Militant Organizations in Wartime Lebanon. The book shows that most militants approach asymmetrical warfare as a series of challenges centered around information and logistics, characterized by problems such as supplying constantly mobile forces, identifying collaborators, disrupting rival belligerents' operations, and providing essential services like healthcare. (Starts at 0:48). Wendy Pearlman of Northwestern University discusses her article, "Emotional Sensibility: Exploring the Methodological and Ethical Implications of Research Participants’ Emotions," published by Cambridge University Press. (Starts at 35:58).





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

    You can listen to this week’s podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or SoundCloud.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ch12 Triumph over Adversity: Reflections on the Practice of Middle East Political Science

    Ch12 Triumph over Adversity: Reflections on the Practice of Middle East Political Science

    Ch12 Triumph over Adversity: Reflections on the Practice of Middle East Political Science by Marc Lynch

    • 27 min
    Political Power & Sustainability, The Afterlife Goes On, Political Economy (S.12, Ep. 12)

    Political Power & Sustainability, The Afterlife Goes On, Political Economy (S.12, Ep. 12)

    Tobias Zumbragel of University of Hamburg joins Marc Lynch on this week's podcast to discuss his new book, Political Power and Environmental Sustainability in Gulf Monarchies. The book analyzes the political dynamics behind the sustainable transformation in the oil and gas-rich Gulf and explains the political factors behind the green transformation. (Starts at 1:02). Nermin Allam of Rutgers University discusses her research on women's participation in the Egyptian uprising and the afterlives of that protest. Check out her articles: "The afterlife goes on: The biographical consequences of women's engagement in the 2011 Egyptian uprising," & "Women’s Unveiling in the 2011 Egyptian Uprising: Political Opportunities and Modesty Politics." You can also listen to one of our previous podcast posts about her book, "Women and the Egyptian Revolution: Engagement and Activism During the 2011 Arab Uprisings." (Starts at 32:09). Steffen Hertog of the London School of Economics discusses his chapter in The Political Science of the Middle East: Theory and Research Since the Arab Uprisings, which focuses on political economy and development (co-authored with Ferdinand Eibl and Shimaa Hatab). (Starts at 57:43).

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

    • 1 hr 13 min
    A Landscape of War & Burnings, Beatings, and Bombings (S. 12, Ep. 11)

    A Landscape of War & Burnings, Beatings, and Bombings (S. 12, Ep. 11)

    Munira Khayyat of The American University in Cairo joins Marc Lynch on this week's podcast to discuss her new book, A Landscape of War: Ecologies of Resistance and Survival in South Lebanon. The book analyzes life along the southern border of Lebanon, where resistant ecologies thrive amid a terrain of perennial war. (Starts at 1:45). Neil Ketchley of the University of Oxford discusses his new article, Burnings, Beatings, and Bombings: Disaggregating Anti-Christian Violence in Egypt, 2013-2018 (co-authored with Christopher Barrie and Killian Clark). (Starts at 45:27).









    Also, POMEPS is thrilled to release our latest Professional Development Seminar - Hidden Curriculum: How to Publish Your First Book. In the fourth POMEPS Professional Development Seminar, Marc Lynch and Jillian Schwedler discuss how to submit a book as a first time author. This webinar gives advice to junior scholars who want to turn their dissertation into a book in an effort to demystify the process. They are joined by Caelyn Cobb of Columbia University Press, Kate Wahl of Stanford University Press, and David McBride of Oxford University Press. To watch the webinar, click here.

    For more on turning a dissertation into a university press book, read Abu Aardvark's recent blog post, "Hidden Curriculum: Publishing Your First Book." For information on publishing in journals, read Abu Aardvark's “Hidden Curriculum: Publishing in Academic Journals" blog post here.

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

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

dalexgray ,

Keeping up with MENA scholarship made easy

I took IR in the Middle East from Dr. Lynch as a master’s student. When analyzing events in the region, his class is the one I think back to the most. This podcast is fantastic because I keep receiving his insights into the region through the curated scholarship presented.

WinstonDA ,

Excellent source

For those looking beyond headlines about news in the Middle East, this podcast is a must. These conversations provide excellent analysis and astute context to the challenges and opportunities facing the region, and those who study it, today.

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