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New book on Globalization and the Middle East features article by Dr. Collins

Dr. John Collins, Professor of Global Studies, recently published an article in the anthology The Middle East and Globalization, edited by Stephan Stetter and published 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan.  Collins' article, "Settler Colonialism and Its Discontents: A View Forward From the Long 1960s", uses the example of Israel/Palestine to explore the global significance of the struggle between settler colonial projects and the forms of radical opposition they inevitably produce.  From the publisher:

"The Middle East and Globalization: Encounters and Horizons brings together contributions from leading scholars in Middle East Studies with a shared interest in theoretically ambitious approaches to globalization and world society.  The volume discusses past and contemporary political, societal, economic, and cultural trends in the Middle East against the background of comprehensive theories of globalization.  The contributors draw from a shared methodological approach to look at the fractured encounters and shared horizons of globalization that are shaping the Middle East."

The book, which is the product of a conference held in Germany in 2009, features 12 articles by scholars based in Australia, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.  Collins' article includes material also featured in his most recent book, Global Palestine