Janine Clark

Professor
Department of Political Science
Email: 
jclark@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 
519 824 4120 x52927
Office: 
MACK 540
Education (doctoral degree): 
PhD Political Science, University of Toronto

Janine A. Clark is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph.  Her work focuses on decentralization and local politics, Islamist movements, civil society activism and women and politics in the Middle East and North Africa.

Currently, she is working on a SSHRC-funded project examining gender activism in Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia and Morocco. She has conducted extensive field research in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen.

She is the author of two single-authored books: Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco: Strategies of Centralization and Decentralization (Columbia University Press, 2018); and Islam, Charity and Activism: Middle-Class Networks and Social Welfare in Egypt, Jordan and Yemen (Indiana University Press, 2004).

And she is the co-editor of two books: Political Science Research in the Middle East and North Africa: Methodological and Ethical Challenges (Oxford University Press, 2018);  and Economic Liberalization, Democratization, and Civil Society in the Developing World (Macmillan Press/ St Martin's Press 2000).

She has furthermore published numerous articles in Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, PS: Political Science and Politics; International Journal of Middle East Politics, Mediterranean Politics and other journals.

  • Clark, Janine A. 2018.  Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco: Strategies of Centralization and Decentralization. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Clark, Janine A. and Francesco Cavatorta, eds.. 2018.  Doing Political Science Research in the Middle East and North Africa: Methodological and Ethical Challenges. Oxford University Press.
  • Clark, Janine A. 2010. “Threats, Structures, and Resources: Cross-Ideological Coalition Building in Jordan,” Comparative Politics 43 (1): 101-120.
  • Clark, Janine A. 2004. Islam, Social Welfare, and the Middle Class: Networks, Activism, and Charity in Egypt, Yemen and Jordan. USA: Indiana University Press.
  • Clark, Janine A. and  Jillian Schwedler. 2003. “Who Opened the Window? Women's Struggle for Voice within Islamist Political Parties.” Comparative Politics 35 (3): 293-312