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Contract Slavery? On the Political Economy of Domestic Work in Lebanon

Contract Slavery? On the Political Economy of Domestic Work in Lebanon

The gender dimension of the political economy of foreign domestic work in Lebanon manifests itself in the first instance in an exploitative maternalistic system.

Religion’s Changing Form and Relation to the State since 1989

Religion’s Changing Form and Relation to the State since 1989

Perceptions of religion remain stuck in an old paradigm which does not represent the extent of the religious revolution that is taking place.

‘Mind the Gap’: Triangulating the Worlds of State, Academia, and Think-Tanks

‘Mind the Gap’: Triangulating the Worlds of State, Academia, and Think-Tanks

Think-tanks can function as the shock absorbers that reduce the pressure on scholars, allowing a more truthful flow of academic knowledge to the state.

Foucault and International Relations

Foucault and International Relations

Though Michel Foucault remains a somewhat marginalized figure within international relations, the critical ethos he left behind has greatly inspired IR scholars.

The Central African Republic – An Artificial State

The Central African Republic – An Artificial State

The CAR is an artificial creation with no great sense of national identity and a history of competition. There will be many challenges to overcome before the CAR sees peace.

A Weak State with a ‘Strong State’ Tradition: The Case of Turkey

A Weak State with a ‘Strong State’ Tradition: The Case of Turkey

Turkey is more democratic and more liberal than in past decades. But a state stuck between the mosque and the barrack cannot be called a strong state.

Capitalism and the Useful Nation State

Capitalism and the Useful Nation State

Not so long ago, it was fashionable among apologists and many other commentators on contemporary capitalism to refer to the nation state as passé. Globalization of large corporations was enshrined as a mechanism enhancing efficiency far beyond what could be achieved within national boundaries. Not surprisingly these rosy assessments of capitalism’s prospects glossed over the problem of its inherent instability.

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