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MACRODOSE ROUNDTABLE: The Political Economy of Palestine

I guest hosted the economics podcast Macrodose, hosted by James Meadway. This episode was a roundtable discussion of the political economy of Palestine. We situate Palestine in the wider context of the global economy, and hear what daily life looks like for Palestinian people: their work, their access or lack thereof to goods and services, and places to live or to be safe. We also speak about the economic pressures that people around the world have used to try to bring justice for the Palestinian people.

Kareem Rabie is Associate Professor of Anthropology at The University of Illinois, Chicago. His work focuses on privatisation, urban development, and the state-building project in the West Bank and he is the author of Palestine is Throwing a Party and the Whole World is Invited, published by Duke University Press in 2021.

Laleh Khalili is a professor of Gulf Studies at the University of Exeter. She is the author of Sinews of War and Trade: Shipping and Capitalism in the Arabian Peninsula (Verso 2020) and her new little book, the Corporeal Life of Seafaring (Mack Books 2024) is being released in February.