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Eric Davis is a professor of political science at Rutgers University. His interests include theories of political economy, state theory, political culture, theories of comparative politics, historical memory, and hegemony theory.

His research has involved the relationship between state power and historical memory in modern Iraq, the political economy of Egyptian industrialization as a case study of dependency theory, the impact of oil wealth on the state and culture in Arab oil-producing countries, the ideology and social bases of Islamic radical movements, and the comparison of Islamic and Jewish radical movements.

Last Updated: September 6, 2017

Memories of State: Politics, History and Collective Identity in Modern Iraq (California, 2004)

Challenging Colonialism: Bank Misr and Egyptian Industrialization, 1920-1941 (Princeton, 1983)

Statecraft in the Middle East: Oil, Historical Memory and Popular Culture (with Nicolas Gavrielides) (Florida, 1991)