GLD in the MENA
The Governance and Local Development in the Middle East and North Africa (GLD in the MENA) project aims to create a better understanding of local governance in the MENA region. It brings together scholars from Europe, the MENA region, and the United States to explore a diverse set of issues including service provision, conflict resolution, and environmental issues. It will further explore how authority and governance procedures vary across space and time within the same region. At a time when the discourse on the region focuses on national and international forces affecting refugee crises and terrorism, it reminds us that individuals ‘live locally’ and of the substantial subnational governance variations. The collaborators employ a wide range of methodological and theoretical approaches and examine a diverse set of cases.