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Caroline Abadeer

Caroline Abadeer

Spring 2016 Graduate Fellowship Recipient
Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development


Caroline Abadeer is a PhD candidate in political science at Stanford University, with concentrations in comparative politics and international relations. Her research addresses issues of urban governance, the informal economy, and the political economy of development in the Middle East.

Fellowship research abstract

Local Governance and Urban Planning in Morocco

My dissertation will explore how developing states in the Middle East implement their urban policies. How are urban policies made? In addition, what are the impacts of slum upgrading and resettlement programs on the affected populations? My dissertation will consider strategies of urban governance adopted in Morocco and the broader region.