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Ecology, Crisis, and Power in the Middle East

Registration for non-presenting delegates is open for the 2023 BRISMES Annual Conference which will be hosted by the University of Exeter and will take place from 3 to 5 July 2023. The deadline for registrations is 31 May 2023.

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We work to encourage and promote interest in Middle East Studies and to raise awareness of the region and how it is connected to other parts of the world, including the UK.

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Are Jordanians (still) 'humourless'? (Yousef Barahmeh)

This article discusses the stereotypical misrepresentations held about Jordanians being ‘humourless,’ and how had the 1989 political opening affected...

Electoral Engineering in Autocracies: Effects of the 2021 Electoral Reform on Morocco’s Parliamentary Elections (Inmaculada Szmolka)

This article examines the effects of electoral engineering in the 2021 Moroccan parliamentary elections. It demonstrates that Morocco’s proportional...

Scholarship on the Middle East in Political Science and International Relations: A Reassessment (Andrea Teti and Pamela Abbott)

As Middle East-focused researchers we often feel that our topics of interest, methods, and the theories we draw on are poorly received in ‘mainstream’...

The Rewriting of Characters’ Dialogue: Translating Literary Dialectal Dialogue in Saudi and Egyptian Novels (Eman Suraid Almutairi)

The research aims to identify the procedures carried out by translators to deal with translating Literary Dialectal Dialogue (LDD) in the English translations...

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