Pete Moore

M. A. Hanna Professor of Political Science; Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Mather House 221
MW 11:00-12:45 and by appointment

Other Information

Degree: Ph.D., McGill University, 1999
M.A., University of Virginia, 1990
B.A., Virginia Military Institute, 1988.

Research Interests and Activities


Research interests focus on economic development and state-society relations in the Middle East and Africa; specifically, Gulf Arab States and Levant; business-state relations, privatization, and decentralization; sub-state conflict and regional security. Professor Moore currently serves on the Editorial Board of Middle East Report and is a member of the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle East Studies.

Moore is the director of graduate studies for the Department of Political Science.

Selected Publications


“The Bread Revolutions of 2011 and the Political Economies of Transition,” Woodrow Wilson Center and United Institute of Peace, May 2013.

“The Bread Revolutions of 2011: Teaching Political Economies of the Middle East,” PS: Political Science and Politics, April 2013.

Beyond the Arab Spring: Authoritarianism and Democratization in the Arab World, co-authored with Rex Brynen, Bassel F. Salloukh, and Marie-Joelle Zahar, Lynne Rienner Publishers, October 2012.

Sovereign Wealth and Ruler Loot,” Jadaliyya, October 11, 2011.

“Guilty Bystanders: Jordan, Kuwait, and the Iran-Iraq War,” Middle East Report, Winter 2010.

“Making Big Money on Iraq,” Middle East Report, Fall 2009.

“Beyond Boom and Bust: External Rents, Durable Authoritarianism, and Institutional Adaptation in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan” (coauthored with Anne Peters), Studies in Comparative International Development, forthcoming issue 44 (2) 2009.

“HAMAS inside the Beltway,” Middle East Law and Governance, (1) 2009.

The War Economy of Iraq,” (with Christopher Parker) Middle East Report, 243, Summer 2007.

The Secret Iraq Documents My Eight Year-Old Found,”, May 18, 2007

Doing Business in the Middle East: Politics and Economic Crisis in Jordan and Kuwait, Cambridge University Press, 2004.

“Commerce and conflict: How the US effort to counter terrorism with trade may backfire,” (with Andrew Shrank) Middle East Policy, Fall 2003.

The newest Jordan: free trade, peace, and an ace in the hole” Middle East Report Onlilne, June 26, 2003

Rentier Fiscal Crisis and Regime Stability in the Middle East: Business and State in the Gulf,” Studies in Comparative International Development, Volume 37, Number 1, Spring 2002.


Data links


2009-2010 Jordanian tax data


Positions Held


Member of Board of Directors, Middle East Report, current

Director, Northeast Ohio University Consortium for Middle East Studies

Member of Editorial Board, Middle East Report, current

Associate professor, Department of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University, 2007, current

Assistant professor, Department of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University, 2005-2007

Assistant professor, Department of Political Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables, 2001-2005

Assistant professor, Department of Political Science, Concordia University, Montreal, 1999-2001

Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Government, Dartmouth College, 1998-1999

Senior Research Fellow, Interuniversity Consortium for Arab and Middle East Studies, Montreal, 1998-

Staff analyst for Persian Gulf Affairs, BDM (Bring Da’ Money), Inc., McLean, Virginia, 1990-1992

Waitron, Yoland’s, Capital Hill, Washington, D.C., 1990.

Bartender, Sloan’s, Charlottesville, Va, 1988-1990.