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About Tahir Zaman

Tahir Zaman is a visiting research fellow at the centre for research on migration, refugees & belonging (CMRB) at the University of East London and a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS. His research is primarily focused on the social and cultural lives of displaced people in the Middle East.

Articles by Tahir Zaman

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Political Islam in neoliberal times

Neoliberalism devours other competing world-views through the commodification of cultural difference—turning a tidy profit. Wrest this monopoly on political readings of Islam away from capital and authoritarianism.

The right to neighbourhood: way out of a sectarian quagmire

In Damascus there are no direct routes linking Jaramana to Mhajirin, or the Yarmouk camp to Sayyida Zayneb - each home to different communities stratified along lines of class and religious belonging. Isolation and distance is reinforced; and in so doing serves to reproduce the Other.

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