Middle East Law and Governance

An Interdisciplinary Journal

Editor: Janine A. Clark
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.

Brill and MELG actively support Open Access publication. For more information please visit Brill’s Open Access pages. To access all of MELG’s open access content, please click here. MELG also publishes freely accessible podcasts and blogs [under construction] with select authors regarding their research.
Academic Search Alumni Edition
Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Elite
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Ultimate
Arab World Research Source
Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science)
International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Index Islamicus
Online submission: Articles for publication in Middle Eastern Law and Governance can be submitted online through Editorial Manager. To submit an article, click here.

For more details on online submission, please visit our EM Support page.

Need support prior to submitting your manuscript? Make the process of preparing and submitting a manuscript easier with Brill's suite of author services, an online platform that connects academics seeking support for their work with specialized experts who can help.

Download Author Instructions (PDF)
Janine A. Clark, University of Toronto at Mississauga

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, Stockholm University

Editorial Assistant
Faraz Alidina, University of Toronto
Podcast Host
Ezra Karmel, University of Guelph