Topics of Interest: State-Business Relations
Countries/Regions of Interest: Syria
List of Publications
Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience (Stanford University Press, 2012).
Co-Editor with Rosie Bsheer and Ziad Abu-Rish, The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings: End of an Old Order? (London, Pluto Press, 2012).
Co-Editor with Adel Iskandar, Mediating the Arab Uprisings (Washington DC, Tadween Publishing, 2012).
Symposium on “Teaching About the Middle East Since the Arab Uprisings,” Leading Editor and Co-Author of Introduction and article on “Media Sources and the Arab Uprisings,” PS Political Science, Spring 2013.
“Syria’s State Bourgeoisie: An Organic Backbone for the Regime,” Middle East Critique, Vol. 21, Issue 3 (Fall 2012).
“Syria, the Arab Uprisings, and the Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience,” Interface Journal, Vol. 4 (1), 2012, pp. 113-130
“Syria’s Stalemate: The Limits of Regime Resilience,” Middle East Policy, Vol. XIX, No. 1, Spring 2012, pp. 85-95.
Bassam Haddad is Director of the Middle East Studies Program and Associate Professor at the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs (SPGIA) at George Mason University. He is the author of Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience (Stanford University Press, 2011) and Co-Editor of Dawn of the Arab Uprisings: End of an Old Order? (Pluto Press, 2012). Bassam is currently writing his second book on Understanding the Syrian Tragedy: The Long View (Stanford Press) and teaches a staple graduate seminar at Georgetown University on “The Politics of Syria." He serves as Founding Editor of the Arab Studies Journal a peer-reviewed research publication and is co-producer/director of the award-winning documentary film, About Baghdad, and director of a critically acclaimed film series on Arabs and Terrorism, based on extensive field research/interviews. Bassam is Co-Founder/Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine and the Executive Director of the Arab Studies Institute, an umbrella for five organizations dealing with knowledge production on the Middle East. He serves on the Board of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences and is Executive Producer of Status Audio Journal.