MECAM Papers Series

The Series

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. The MECAM Papers are an online series inspired by the MECAM’s guiding theme: namely, seeking to explore the link between multidimensional disparities and the possibilities for constructing and negotiating future models of society in today’s Maghreb. Interdisciplinary, cross-regional, and intergenerational, MECAM’s research revolves around a central topic: “Imagining Futures – Dealing 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 just expert circles and to exchange ideas with different segments of society. Each MECAM Paper is published in English, French, and Arabic. The current editor of the MECAM Papers is Steffen Wippel (, the MECAM publication manager at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg.

All MECAM papers will be assigned a unique DOI and stored at the MENAdoc repository of the University and State Library Saxony-Anhalt in Halle (Saale), Germany, under, and on the MECAM website (see links below).

The Authors

MECAM Papers’ authors come from the Centre’s network, i.e. from among former and current members of the MECAM bodies and consortium partner institutions, short- and long-term fellows, principal investigators, staff in Tunisia and Germany, associated scholars and projects, as well as invited speakers for the various activity formats. If appropriate, external authors will be invited to contribute to the series, too. Please send your suggestions to the MECAM Papers editor. They should include a brief abstract with the guiding questions as well as a short bio of the proposed author(s). If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact the editor or the MECAM office. The detailed author guidelines for the MECAM Paper series can be found here.

MECAM Paper No 1
MECAM Paper No 2
  • 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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MECAM Paper No 5