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- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 45.00
The developments of early 2011 have left the political landscape of the Middle East changed but recognizable. Even as urgent struggles continue, it remains clear that authoritarianism will survive this transformational moment. The study of authoritarian governance, therefore, remains essential for our understanding of the political dynamics and inner... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 28.95
President Bush promised to democratize the Middle East, but the results so far have dispirited democracy advocates and brought their project into disrepute. After the debacle in Iraq and the electoral success of Hamas, the pursuit of Arab democracy seems to many observers a fools errand, an unfortunate combination of ideology and wishful thinking.In... more...
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 2012; US$ 15.99
Pluralism in the Arab world has not yet matured into functional democratic politics. While ruling establishments, Islamist movements, and secular parties have introduced a much greater degree of pluralism into Arab societies, the imbalance of power and interdependence among these actors limits both the degree of political diversity and its effectiveness... more...
- PublicAffairs 2013; US$ 15.99
Barely a year after the self-immolation of a young fruit seller in Tunisia, a vast wave of popular protest has convulsed the Middle East, overthrowing long-ruling dictators and transforming the region?s politics almost beyond recognition. But the biggest transformations of what has been labeled as the ?Arab Spring? are yet to come. An insider to... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99
The 2011 eruptions of popular discontent across the Arab world, popularly dubbed the Arab Spring, were local manifestations of a regional mass movement for democracy, freedom, and human dignity. Authoritarian regimes were either overthrown or put on notice that the old ways of oppressing their subjects would no longer be tolerated. These essays from... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00
This volume analyzes the political, economic and strategic dimensions of the recent upheavals in the Middle East known as the Arab Spring. Mass demonstrations in many Arab states challenged the political status quo and the existing political and cultural system in the region. While it is too early to offer a definitive analysis of the impact of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 45.00
Democratic government is something that has eluded Iran despite a series of non-violent revolutions aimed at establishing a system of governance that would promote both public freedom and political accountability. This explores the obstacles to the growth of democracy in Iran and posits a plan for non-violent action to help Iranians achieve it. more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95
Declared a terrorist menace yet elected to government in a free election, Hamas now stands as the most important Sunni Islamist group in the Middle East. How did Hamas grow to be so powerful? Who supports it? What is its future? This essential insight into Hamas answers these questions. Milton-Edwards and Farrell have between them spent decades researching... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 39.99
Der Arabische Frühling hat die meisten Menschen völlig überrascht - vor allem durch seinen Zeitpunkt und seine Intensität. Darüber hinaus wurden so manche Vorurteile herausgefordert, als auf einmal Frauen in den ersten Reihen der Protestierenden standen und dem Internet eine Schlüsselfunktion zukam. Insbesondere im benachbarten... more...