Books and Book Chapters (listed below)

Middle Power in the Middle East: Canada's Foreign and Defence Policies in a Changing Region
Book Cover - Middle Power in the Middle East

co-edited with T. Juneau

Middle Power in the Middle East delves into some of Canada’s key bilateral relations with the Middle East and explores the main themes in Canada’s regional presence: arms sales, human rights, defence capacity-building, and mediation. Contributors analyse the key drivers of Canada’s foreign and defence policies in the Middle East, including diplomatic relations with the United States, ideology, and domestic politics. Bringing together many of Canada’s foremost experts on Canada–Middle East relations, this collection provides a fresh perspective that is particularly timely and important following the Arab uprisings.

Available here.



Book Cover - Strengthening the Canadian Armed Forces through Diversity and InclusionStrengthening the Canadian Armed Forces through Diversity and Inclusion

co-edited with A. Edgar and R. Mangat

Using a number of cases to highlight both challenges and opportunities, Strengthening the Canadian Armed Forces through Diversity and Inclusion provides a timely look at an established Canadian institution in a rapidly changing world.

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Book Cover - What's Wrong with the IMFWhat's Wrong with the IMF

co-edited with M.R. Hibben

In this book, Bessma Momani and Mark Hibben dissect the variables and institutional dynamics at play in IMF governance, surveillance, lending, and capacity development to expose the fundamental barriers to change.

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Book Cover - Egypt: Beyond Tahrir SquareEgypt: Beyond Tahrir Square

co-edited with E. Mohamed

In this important and necessary volume, leading Egyptian academics and writers share their eyewitness experiences. They examine how events unfolded in relation to key social groups and institutions such as the military, police, labor, intellectuals, Coptic Christians, and the media; share the mood of the nation; assess what happened when three recent regimes of Egyptian rule came to an end; and account for the dramatic rise and fall of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Book Cover - Arab DawnArab Dawn: Arab Youth and the Demographic Dividend they will bring

In the west, news about the Middle Eastseems to be dominated by an endless stream of stories about civil war, sectarian violence, religious extremism, and economic stagnation. But a change is coming, argues Bessma Momani, and its cause is demographic. Combining careful political analysis, insightful statistics, and numerous interviews conducted with young people from all across the Middle East and North Africa, An Arab Dawn is a study of the Arab world like no other. 

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Book Cover - Targeted TransnationalsTargeted Transnationals

co-edited with J. Hennebry

Following 9/11, the securitization of state practices and policies has chipped away at the citizenship and personal rights of all Canadians, particularly those of Arab descent. This book argues that, in a securitized global context and through racialized immigration and security policies, Arab Canadians have become "targeted transnationals." Negative media representations have further legitimized their homogenization and racialization. 

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Book Cover - Shifting Geo-Economic Power of the GulfShifting GeoEconomic Power of the Gulf: Oil, Finance and Institutions

co-edited with M. Legrenzi

This book brings together for the first time distinguished Gulf experts to analyse the renewed geo-economic prominence of the Gulf states. 

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Book Cover - From Desolation to Reconstruction: Iraq's Troubled JourneyFrom Desolation to Reconstruction: Iraq's Troubled Journey 

co-edited with M. Lamani

Iraq’s streets are unsafe, its people tormented, and its identity as a state challenged from within and without.

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Book Cover - Twentieth Century World History, A Canadian PerspectiveTwentieth Century World History, A Canadian Perspective 

co-authored with W. Duiker

Twentieth-Century World History attempts to chronicle the key events in this revolutionary century from a Canadian perspective. 

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Book Cover - Canada and the Middle EastCanada and the Middle East

co-edited with P. Heinbecker

From the perspective of Canada’s diplomats, academics, and former policy practitioners involved in the region, the book offers an overview of Canada’s relationship with the Middle East and the challenges Canada faces there. 

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Book Cover - IMF-Egyptian Debt NegotiationsInternational Monetary Fund (IMF) - Egyptian Debt Negotiations

This monograph assesses the modus operandi of debt negotiations between Egypt and the IMF, using the four agreements of 1987, 1991, 1993, and 1996. 

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Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

"The Middle East and North Africa and Future of Canadian Security” in The Future of Canadian Security: Vital Insights from Women Experts. Edited by Aisha Ahmed. Toronto. University of Toronto Press (Forthcoming).

“Arab Youth Non-Movements: Resilient Citizenship in the Middle East” with M. Finn in The Myth of Middle East Exceptionalism: The Unfinished Project of MENA Social Movements. Edited by Mojtaba Mahdavi. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press (2023).

“Getting the Politics of Protecting Critical Infrastructure Right” with JF. Bélanger in Stress Tested: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Canadian National Security. Edited by Leah West, Thomas Juneau, and Amarnath Amarasingam. Calgary: University of Calgary Press (2021).

“Canada-Middle-East Relations” with N. Shibli. in Handbook of Canada in International Affairs. Edited by R. Murray and P. Gecelovsky. Palgrave (2021).

Transcultural Identity Formation Among Canadian-Arab Youth: Nurturing Self-Knowledge through Metissage and Blunting Canadianness as an Alterity” in Cultural Production and Social Movements after the Arab Spring: Nationalism, Politics, and Transnational Identity. Edited by Eid Mohamed and Ayman El Desouky. New York: I.B. Tauris (2021).

“Hyphenated Identities: Arab Youth Experiences in Canada” with N. Shibli in Arab Worlds beyond the Middle East and North Africa. Edited by M. F. Alkazemi and C. E. Youakim, Lexington Books (2021).

"Canadian Muslim Youth and Military Service" with M. Finn in Strengthening the Canadian Armed Forces through Diversity and Inclusion. Co-edited with A. Edgar and R. Mangat. University of Toronto Press (2019).  

Economics: Bread, Jobs, and Beyondin Societies of the Middle East and North Africa. Edited by S. Yom, Routledge Press (2019).

“Inclusive Economic Growth in Arab States” in The Arab World Beyond Conflict. Edited by Z. Azzam and I.K. Harb. Arab Center, Washington DC (2019). 

“The Convergence of State and Institutional Preferences in China’s Relationship with the IMF” with A. Malkin in Handbook of the International Political Economy of China. Edited by K. Zeng. Edward Elgar Publishing (2019).

“Global Financial Governance” in International Organization and Global Governance, 2nd Edition. Edited by T. G. Weiss & R. Wilkinson. Routledge Press (2018).

“NORAD in an Age of Trump’s Jacksonianism” with M. MacInnes in North American Strategic Defense in the 21st Century: Security and Sovereignty in an Uncertain World. Edited by Leuprecht et al. Switzerland: Springer (2018).

“Knowledge and Learning in the World Bank: Assessing the Role, Challenges and Prospects for a More Accountable IFI” with T. Kramarz, in Accountability for Effectiveness in Global Governance. Edited by J. Kirton. Ashgate Publishing (2017).

“Tracing Participatory Planning in Amman” with L. Khirfan in Order and Disorder: The Middle East’s Urban Governance and Participatory Planning. Edited by L. Khirfan. McGill University Press (2017).

“Professional Management Consultants’ Advice on Public Policy Issues: Growing their Transnational Impact on Shaping Solutions to Pressing Government Concerns” in Professional Networks in Transnational Governance. Co-edited by L. Seabrooke and L. Folke Henriksen. Cambridge University Press (2017).

“Canada and the Middle East after Afghanistan” with D. Dewitt in Beyond Afghanistan: An International Security Agenda for Canada. Edited by J. Fergusson and F. Furtado. University of British Columbia Press (2016).

“Introduction” with E. Mohamed in Egypt Beyond Tahrir Square. Co-edited with E. Mohamed. Indiana University Press (2016).

“Syria and the Responsibility to Protect” with T. Hakak, in The Oxford Handbook on the Responsibility to Protect. Co-edited by T. Dunne and A. Bellamy. Oxford University Press (2016).

"The Hidden History of China and the IMF" with Eric Helleiner in The Great Wall of Money: Power and Politics in China’s International Monetary Relations. Edited by E. Helleiner and J. Kirshner. Cornell University Press (2016).

“Hands On or Hands Off? Lessons from the Arab Spring” with F. Hampson in Arab Spring: Negotiating in the Shadow of Intifadat. Edited by W. Zartman. Georgia University Press (September 2015).

“China and the IMF” in Enter the Dragon: China in the International Financial System. Edited by H. Wang and D. Lombardi. Waterloo, ON: CIGI (2015).

“The International Monetary Fund and Surveillance” with K. English, in Handbook on International Monetary Relations. Edited by T. Oakley, E. Elgar (2014).

“China and the International Monetary Fund: A Retrospective View” with E. Helleiner, in The Great Wall of Money: Power and Politics in China’s International Monetary Relations. Edited by E. Helleiner and J. Kirshner. Cornell University Press (2014).

“App-Powered Protests Put Democracy in Peril” in Current Debates in Comparative Politics by J. Tyler Dickovick and J. Eastwood. Oxford University Press (2014).

“Global Financial Governance” in International Organization and Global Governance. Edited by Thomas G. Weiss & Rorden Wilkinson. Routledge Press (2014).

Introduction” in with J. Hennebry in Targeted Transnationals: The State, the Media, and Arab Canadians. Co-edited with J. Hennebry. UBC Press (2013).

“Globalization and the Middle East” with W. Hassan in Thinking the International Differently. Edited by A. Tickner and O. Weaver. Routledge IR Series (2012).

“Academic and Think- Tank Assessment of the IEO and its Evaluators” in Independent Evaluation at the IMF: The First Decade. Edited by R. Lamdany and H. Edison. Washington: International Monetary Fund Publication Services (2012).

“Gulf Investments in the Mashreq: Political Economy Rationale?” in GeoEconomic Power of the Gulf. Edited by B. Momani and M. Legrenzi. London: Ashgate Press (2011).

"IMF Rhetoric on Reducing Poverty and Inequality" in Global Governance, Poverty and Inequality. Edited by R. Wilkinson and J. Clapp. Routledge Press (2011).

“Iraqs Tangled Web of Debt Restructuring” with A. Garrib in From Desolation to Reconstruction: Iraq's Troubled Journey. Co-edited with M. Lamani. Waterloo: WLU Press, (2010).

"Canada at the Bretton Woods Institutions" with E. Helleiner in As Others See Us: Canada Among Nations 2009. Edited by F. Hampson and P. Heinbecker. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP. (2010).

"Internal or External Norm Champions: The IMF and Debt Relief" in Owning Development: Creating Policy Norms in the IMF and the World Bank. Edited by S. Park and A. Vetterlein. London: Cambridge University Press (2010).

“Proposing IMF Reforms: Cosmetic, Democratic, or Ideological?” in Finance, Development, and the IMF. Edited by J. Boughton and D. Lombardi. Oxford University Press (2009).

“Slipping into Obscurity? Crisis and Institutional Reform at the IMF” Co-authored with E. Helleiner in Can the World Be Governed? Edited by A. Alexandroff. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press (2008).

Canada’s Economic Interests in the Middle East” with A. Antkiewiez in Canada and the Middle East: In theory and practice. Co-edited with P. Heinbecker. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, (2007).

Introduction” with P. Heinbecker (10 pages) in Canada and the Middle East: In theory and practice. Co-edited with P. Heinbecker. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press (2007).