The ACRPS has published the 27th issue (Winter 2019) of its quarterly peer-reviewed journal Omran, dedicated to the social sciences. This edition contains the following studies: “Unfinished Dream: A Critique of Samir Amin” by Isam al Khafaji; “Can Information Technology Bring Capitalism to an End? A treatment based on a Critical Analysis of Paul Mason’s Book: Postcapitalism” by Ibrahim El-Issawy; “Protest and Rage through Social Networks: Towards Renewed Forms of Political Participation in Algeria” by Aissa Merah; “Ecology of Poverty: An Anthropological Approach to Adaptive Dynamics and Living Practices” by Fouzia Borj; and “Producing Marginalization: School Dropouts and Social Exclusion among Youth in Tunisian Border Areas” by Mohamed Ali Ben Zina.
The issue also includes a translation of Alejandro Portes’s “Social Capital: Its Origins and Applications in Modern Sociology” by Thaer Deeb and four discussions of Azmi Bishara’s book, Sects, Sectarianism and Imagined Sects (Beirut: ACRPS, 2018). The ACRPS held a seminar to discuss the book in April 2018, whereby two papers (by Mohammed Jamal Barout and Haider Saeed) were presented, along with two extended book reviews (by Mehdi Mabrouk and Hussam Abu Hamed).