Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Rentierism

    While the MENA region is impacted by large oil rents in that the state has monopolized its dependence on this industry this is not the only explanation nor the most important of studying the political and social outcomes in the region. One factor of importance is the relationship between large oil rents in the region […]

  • Reflection: Lisa Anderson

    In her article ” SEARCHING WHERE THE LIGHT SHINES: Studying Democratization in the Middle East, Lisa Anderson explores the common misconceptions and inaccuracies of political scientists in studying the Middle East and its relationship with democracy. There is a perception among many scholars that the path to an ideal society is one centered around democracy. […]

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