The MECAM Papers series offers concise and well-founded analyses of the social, cultural, and political realities of the contemporary Maghreb covering the period since approximately 2011. MECAM Papers is an online series anchored in MECAM’s core theme that seeks to explore the link between multidimensional disparity and the possibilities for constructing and negotiating future models in today’s Maghreb societies. Interdisciplinary, cross-regional, and intergenerational, MECAM’s research revolves around a central theme: “Imagining Futures – Coping with Disparities.” The MECAM Papers series reaches out to a broader, interested audience, including the media, political foundations, NGOs, academia, artists, practitioners, and members of the business community, allowing authors to engage with a readership beyond expert circles by engaging in exchange with different audiences. The objective is to publish each MECAM Paper in English, French and Arabic. Authors of MECAM Papers are selected from among MECAM’s members, fellows and staff. External authors are invited to contribute to the series. Please send your suggestions to the MECAM Papers editor. Suggestions should include a brief abstract with the guiding questions, as well as a short bio of the author. The editor of the MECAM Papers is Thomas Richter (, Senior Research Fellow at the German Institute for Global and Regional Studies (GIGA). Editorial assistance is provided by the MECAM Coordination Office.

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  • Pepe, Teresa und تيريسا بيبه. 2022. أزمة المناخ في أدب „الديستوبيا“ العربي المعاصر. Hg. von Universitäts- Und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, Martin-Luther Universität, Thomas Richter, und Merian Centre for Advanced Study in the Maghreb (MECAM), Tunis. Übers. von Amel Guizani (September): 1 Online-Ressource. (zugegriffen: 8. November 2022).
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