Informal power in the Greater Middle East

hidden geographies

Luca Anceschi (Editor), Gennaro Gervasio (Editor), Andrea Teti (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology

4 Citations (Scopus)


Over the last decade or so, academic and non-academic observers have focussed mainly, if not exclusively on the institutions and places of formal power in the Greater Middle East, depicting politics in the region as a small area limited to local authoritarian rulers.

In contrast, this book aims to explore the ‘hidden geographies’ of power, i.e. the political dynamics developing inside, in parallel to, and beyond institutional forums; arguing that these hidden geographies play a crucial role, both in support of and in opposition to official power. By observing less frequented spaces of power, co-option, and negotiation, and particularly by focusing on the interplay between formal and informal power, this interdisciplinary collection provides new insights in the study of the intersection between policy-making and practical political dynamics in the Greater Middle East.

Contributing a fresh perspective to a much-discussed topic, Informal Power in the Greater Middle East will be an invaluable resource for students, scholars and those interested in the politics of the region.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages226
ISBN (Electronic)9781315818306, 9781317816478
ISBN (Print)9780415624367, 9781138290389
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameRoutledge studies in Middle Eastern democratization and government

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Informal power in the Greater Middle East: hidden geographies'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this