Follow the Grid, Follow the Violence: The Project for a Transregional Mediterranean Electricity Ring

Middle East Critique (2023): Schuetze investigates how violence and exclusion are embedded within the Mediterranean electricity ring project, revealing how local violence connects with transregional electricity flows. His analysis exposes the project's dual nature: promoting sustainable energy integration while also reinforcing Eurocentric exclusion and colonial violence against Arab populations and Mediterranean refugees.

While delivery platforms are booming, migrant workers go on strike

dis:orient (2023): Elia El Khazen writes about Lebanese delivery workers striking against Toters, exposing systemic exploitation under the Kafala system while building resistance through mutual aid networks and ongoing protests.
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The geopolitical economy of an undermined energy transition: The case of Jordan

Energy Policy (2023): In this article, Schuetze & Hussein argue that Jordanian efforts at energy transition have increasingly been undermined since 2019, reinforcing both authoritarian practices and dependence on fossil fuels and Israel.
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Authoritarian power and contestation beyond the state

Globalizations (2023): The introduction to the special issue focuses on authoritarian practices and their spatial and temporal articulations in (1) transregional infrastructures, (2) global processes of capital accumulation and (3) nature-society relations.
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Prefiguring politics: transregional energy infrastructures as a lens for the study of authoritarian practices

Globalizations (2023): This article by Jenss & Schuetze explores what role transregional authoritarian practices in energy infrastructure expansion play for the limitation of opportunities for contestation and how they prefigure politics.
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Infrastructuring Authoritarian Power: Arab Gulf-Chinese Transregional Collaboration beyond the State

International Quarterly for Asian Studies (2022): Through the prism of logistics and infrastructure, Gurol & Schuetze explore Arab Gulf-Chinese authoritarian entanglements in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Socio-Economic Effects of Solar Energy in the Middle East and North Africa

Friedrich Ebert Foundation (2021): This report insists on the deeply political nature of any (effort at) energy transition. It provides an overview over select literature on the topic and discusses how solar energy projects connect with existing authoritarian and/or democratic practices.
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Rethinking Authoritarian Power: The Logistics Space and Authoritarian Practices in and between Secondary Port Cities of the Global South

International Studies Quarterly (2021): By reconceptualizing the context in which to analyze authoritarian power, Jenss & Schuetze bring to light transregional authoritarian connections between Aqaba/Jordan and Buenaventura/Colombia.
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Promoting Democracy, Reinforcing Authoritarianism: US and European Policy in Jordan

Cambridge University Press (2019): Appearing against the backdrop of Jordan's remarkable levels of authoritarian stability and accounting for Jordan being one of the highest recipients of US and European 'democracy promotion' funding worldwide, Schuetze examines what external 'democracy promoters' in Jordan actually do when they promote democracy.