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Jamie Allinson wins major book award

The Struggle for the State in Jordan wins the prestigious Middle East Political Economy prize for best book published in 2013-15.

book coverCongratulations to Dr. Allinson!

From the prize announcement:

The Political Economy Project (PEP) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Middle East Political Economy Book Prize. With this prize, PEP aims to recognize and disseminate exceptional critical work on the political economy of the Middle East. For its inaugural award, the selection committee welcomed nominations for books on political economy published between 2013-2015 from a range of publishers and across academic disciplines.

Jamie Allinson’s The Struggle for the State in Jordan is a theoretically rich work that engages contemporary debates around uneven and combined development, and applies them to the case of Jordan’s geopolitical alignments in the 1950s. The book deftly traces the ways in which British intervention shaped primitive accumulation in the Transjordanian steppe, thereby generating a distinct social base to the Hashemite regime. Allinson makes a unique and novel contribution to understanding state formation in Jordan within wider regional and global power relations. In doing so, Allinson has significantly contributed to both the scholarship on Jordan and the broader comparative analysis of state building, economic development, and political economy in the Middle East.

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