Middle East Law and Governance (MELG) is a peer-reviewed venue for scholarly analysis on issues pertaining to governance and social, economic, and ideological transformation in the modern Middle East and North Africa region. We broadly conceive governance as the processes and decision-making leading to the creation, reinforcement or reproduction of social norms and/or institutions. Filling a gap in the academic literature,
MELG tackles with breadth and depth compelling governance issues generally and comparatively. The journal addresses interested readers in both the academic and policy worlds.
MELG brings a global commitment to path-breaking intersectional scholarship and draws on the expertise and leadership of editorial and advisory boards of respected faculty and scholars from around the world.
The journal welcomes research that explores the intersection of ideational, legal, societal, economic, and political themes broadly construed.
MELG’s interdisciplinary approach is meant to attract scholars from a wide range of disciplines (anthropology, economics, gender studies, history, legal studies, political science, political theory, religious studies, urban studies and so on). We also welcome submissions that deploy conceptually and methodologically novel and alternative approaches. Though a journal with a regional focus,
MELG discusses issues of critical importance to the modern Middle East and North Africa without presupposing conceptual, methodological, disciplinary, analytic or even geographic boundaries.
For more information, please contact
Janine A. Clark.
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MELG also publishes freely accessible
podcasts and blogs [under construction] with select authors regarding their research.
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Editor-in-Chief Janine A. Clark,
University of Toronto at Mississauga
Editors Francesco Cavatorta,
Laval University, Quebec City, Canada Mona Harb,
American University Beirut Bassel Salloukh,
Lebanese American University Jillian Schwedler,
Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
Advisory Board Lucia Ardovini,
Swedish Institute of International Affairs Aslı Bâli,
UCLA School of Law Erika Biagini,
Dublin City University Benoît Challand,
New York University Laryssa Chomiak,
Centre d'Etudes Maghrébines à Tunis Anver M. Emon (Founding Editor),
University of Toronto, Canada Steven Heydemann,
United States Institute of Peace Elizabeth Hurd,
Northwestern University Jane Kinnimont,
Chatham House, UK Charles Kurzman,
University of North Carolina Ellen Lust,
University of Gothenburg Simon Mabon,
Richardson Institute Bashar Malkawi,
University of Sharjah Andrew March,
University of Massachusetts Amherst Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamedou,
Graduate Institute Geneva Mona Oraby,
Amherst College Robert P. Parks,
Centre d'Études Maghrébines en Algérie Wendy Pearlman,
Northwestern University Noah Salomon,
Carleton College Nazanin Shahrokni,
The London School of Economics Mark Tessler,
University of Michigan Chantal Thomas,
Cornell Law School Jenny White,
University of Toronto Podcast Host
University of Guelph