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WJ Dorman

WJ Dorman
Dr WJ Dorman
Honorary Fellow
Edinburgh UK


WJ Dorman previously taught at Edinburgh both in Politics and Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, as well as at Durham University in the School of Government and International Affairs. His PhD thesis, completed at the School of Oriental and African Studies under the supervision of Charles Tripp, was joint winner of the 2008 Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize awarded by the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies. Prior to doctoral studies, he worked at the US Department of State.

Journal articles

2013. 'Exclusion and Informality: The Praetorian Politics of Land Management in Cairo, Egypt'. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 37(5): 1584-1610. (ungated version).

2013. [with Ewan Stein] 'Informality Versus the State? Islamists, Informal Cairo and Political Integration by Other Means', Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, Volume 12 Issue 4 (Winter 2013).

2009. 'Informal Cairo: Between Islamist Insurgency & the Neglectful State?'. Security Dialogue 40(4-5): 419-441. (ungated version)

Book chapters

2009. 'Of Demolitions and Donors: The Problematics of State Intervention in Informal Cairo'. In Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity. Singerman, Diane Cairo: American University in Cairo Press.

2002. 'Authoritarianism and sustainability in Cairo: what failed urban development projects tell us about Egyptian politics'. In Planning in Cities: Sustainability and Growth in the Developing World. Zetter, Roger & White, Rodney ITDG