Securing the market of war: The Middle East Partnership Initiative

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The rhetoric of war and terror is the hallmark of George W. Bush's administration.2 Even the most serious skeptics would agree that President Obama's Cairo speech marked a shift in presidential tone (see Nordland 2009). Yet this shift was already initiated by the Bush administration when Bush announced his umbrella program of reform: the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), aimed at an area stretching from Morocco to Pakistan. Established in December 2002, mepi followed a political rationality of "sof " reforms through enhancement of citizen-entrepreneurship, women's empowerment, and capacity building of "civil society," as a means to uproot "terrorism" and spread "democracy.".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAccumulating Insecurity
Subtitle of host publicationViolence and Dispossession in the Making of Everyday Life
PublisherUniversity of Georgia Press
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9780820339511
ISBN (Print)0820338729, 9780820338729
StatePublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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