Recent academic publications by Dr Emile BADARIN

On 25 November 2021, Dr Emile BADARIN, Research Fellow at the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair at the College of Europe in Natolin published a peer reviewed publication entitled "Politics of Recognition, Elimination and Settler-Colonialism". 

This article cross-examines the external and internal dimensions of settler-colonial politics of recognition. In settler-colonialism, recognition represents another medium for the elimination of the natives, whose existence is considered as a source of threat, uncertainty and curtailed settler sovereignty.

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On 11 October 2021, Dr BADARIN published an article entitled "Localizing resilience: discursive projections, entrapments and domination on the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.

This article critically examines the association between resilience and local concepts in the discourse of hegemonic international actors and shows how it operates and for what purposes. It reveals the general practice of co-optation of locally-resonant practices and notions as a medium for conceptual transfer. By interrogating the interplay between the Palestinian concept of sumud (steadfastness) and resilience, this article argues that projections of exogenous notions seek to graft dominant understandings onto local concepts, tropes and practices, and, in so doing, facilitate the internalisation of the dominant rationality. This interplay creates a simulacrum that casts a local, and even national semblance over resilience interventions, facilitating the acceptance of its externally defined registers without much resistance. As such, this discursive process is integral to the performativity of resilience-building. Further, the article argues that viewing steadfastness to colonialism from the same prism of resilience engenders intuitive evocations whereby colonialism and its invoked crises and destruction may be considered as learning opportunities for survival and development. And when this perspective is extended further, the status quo of colonial domination in Palestine can be construed as a positive catalyst that inspires economic, political and social adaptation.

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