Monthly Archives: February 2010

Talal Asad

For the moment both me and Andrea are struggling to make sense of the works of thinkers like Peter Mandaville, Sami Zubaida and Talal Asad. The latter of these is an influential, and yet very subtle, explorer of  the concept … Continue reading

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Privatiserade kontrollstationer på Västbanken

Vanja Mosbach skriver för Islamologi.se om hur det Israelsika försvarsministeriet har kontrakterat privat säkerhetsbolag, som Mikud Security, för att kontollera checkpoints på Västbanken. Implikationerna av och de frågor som denna process väcker är förstås många och komplexa. Den mest uppenbara … Continue reading

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Political dynasties for good and bad

Philip Bowring has written a short and insightful op-ed in NY Times on political dynasties in Asia. The term “Dynasty” has autocratic connotations, but just consider quality brands like Ghandi and Bhutto and the picture is instantly much more complex.”Dynastic … Continue reading

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