Unevenness, (Under)development, and Resistance in the Middle East and North Africa: An Introduction

Gönenç Uysal


The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been one of the most significant peripheries of the world capitalist system studied for its social, economic, and political underdevelopment, crises, and conflicts, not only in comparison to Western countries but also in relation to the discrepancies within the region itself. Yet, the protests and uprisings against imperialism, colonialism, and authoritarianism have underlined the burning necessity for critical/radical approaches to examine the political economy of the MENA and state-society relations in the region. This special issue draws upon critical/radical approaches and explores unevenness, (under)development, and resistance that have characterised the economic relations, social structures, and state apparatuses in the MENA. 


Dependency; Development; Globalisation; Marxism; Middle East and North Africa; Modernisation; Neoliberalism

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.29311/nmes.v10i2.3770


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