IBNA- Persian translation of 'Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East', an insightful book on Arab world uprisings by political scientist Adam Hanieh has been published and released.
While the outcomes of the tumultuous uprisings that continue to transfix the Arab world remain uncertain, the root causes of rebellion persist. Drawing upon extensive empirical research, ‘Lineages of Revolt’ tracks the major shifts in the region’s political economy over recent decades.
In this illuminating and original work, Adam Hanieh explores the contours of neoliberal policies, dynamics of class and state formation, imperialism and the nature of regional accumulation, the significance of Palestine and the Gulf Arab states, and the ramifications of the global economic crisis.
By mapping the complex and contested nature of capitalism in the Middle East, the book demonstrates that a full understanding of the uprisings needs to go beyond a simple focus on “dictators and democracy.”
Adam Hanieh is a development studies academic based in the United Kingdom. He is a reader in development studies at SOAS, University of London, founding member of the SOAS Centre for Palestine Studies and former member of the Council for British Research in the Levant.
He is noted for his research on Marxism, the political economy of the Middle East, labour migration, class and state formation in the Gulf Cooperation Council, and Palestine studies.
His latest book, ‘Money, Markets, and Monarchies: The Gulf Cooperation Council and the Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East’, Cambridge University Press, 2018 was awarded the 2019 British International Studies Association, International Political Economy Group Book Prize.