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Introducing Al-Diwan

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments

Tadween Publishing’s blog is transforming into Al-Diwan. The move attempts to capture the spirit of a shift towards creating an open space for discussion.


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Revisiting JADMAG: Theorizing the Arabian Peninsula

Posted on March 19, 2014 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments

Edited by Rosie Bsheer and John Warner

A number of significant developments in the region make this an opportune moment to revisit our first JADMAG, Theorizing the Arabian Peninsula, edited by Rosie Bsheer and John Warner. The contributing authors’ concerns that rentier state theory obscures the fundamental dependence of national petroleum economies on a global capitalist labor market have been reinforced by recent investigations into the scale of migrant worker deaths in Qatar, home of the 2022 World Cup.

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The (Ir)relevance of Academia? Academics Lash Back at Kristof for NYT Column

Posted on February 28, 2014 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments

Has academia become a wasteland of intelligence? This is not the first time such an argument has been brought to light. A recent column by Nicholas Kristof in the 
New York Times titled “Professors, We Need You!” has attracted a significant amount of attention from across the web over his argument that professors and the work they produce are becoming closed off from reality and do not have the practical impact they should.

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