Mandatory Development: French Colonial Empire, Global Capitalism and the Politics of the Economy after World War One.

Mandatory Development: French Colonial Empire, Global Capitalism and the Politics of the Economy after World War One.

Under advance contract with Cornell University Press.

I am currently at work on a book project organized around several themes in the history of the French Mandate in Syria-Lebanon: the influence of World War One on the economic and social theorization of colonial rule, the role of Fordism in the establishment of the Mandatory development regime, the impact of transnational and global diaspora on the politics of colonial economic development, the role of the League of Nations as a platform for the creation of new economic and legal norms in international and imperial politics.