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- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 130.00
Political succession is a key issue in the contemporary Middle East. In this new study the author examines the process and shows how respect for those in authority and tribal codes of loyalty have been far more influential in maintaining regimes than security institutions and political repression. The Arab world is faced by political turmoil... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 128.00
This book takes a fresh look at the trajectories of Israeli politics since the election of Likud in 1977, examining how right wing parties have adopted populist policies in order to carve out an identity and win support at the polls. As such it demonstrates how populism has become a hugely significant factor in shaping Israeli politics and society.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 114.95
Most deliberative democracy theorists neglect the importance of social learning and understanding; Bora Kanra has combined deliberative theory with research from social psychology to develop an innovative critique and synthesis that incorporates social learning. Groundbreaking and illuminating, the volume focuses in particular on Turkey to stress the... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 99.95
Using Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Palestine and the Mahdi Army in Iraq as primary case studies, Krista Wiegand skilfully reveals why these groups have become involved in governance, how mainstream governments accept or reject such groups, and how some terrorist groups and militias govern certain territories that are not under mainstream government... more...
- Pocket Books 2010; US$ 26.00
After the 9/11 Commission concluded in 2004 that the U.S. was engaged in a war with terrorists and never realized it, they reasoned that ?a failure of imagination? had prevented us from seeing terrorism coming. In effect, Americans were simply unable, or in fact disabled, to fathom that there were people who hated and opposed our democracy with such... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 140.00
This book examines the impact of European political conditionality on the process of democratization in Turkey over a twenty year period. Employing theoretical and conceptual approaches to the issue of EU conditionality, the author compares the case of Turkey to that of other European nations. Arguing that Turkey became vulnerable to the European... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 130.00
As government management in Israel is gradually replaced by private sector management, it is becoming apparent that the collective-oriented mission of government cannot be fulfilled by the private sector or by the non-profit organizations of civil society. This book provides an analysis of the machinery of government in Israel, highlighting the inadequacy... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 140.00
The transition paradigm has traditionally viewed civil society activism as an essential condition for the establishment of democracy. The democracy promotion strategies of Western policy-makers have, therefore, been based on strengthening civil society in authoritarian settings in order to support the development of social capital -to challenge undemocratic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 15.00
Despite notable socio-economic development in the Arab region, a deficit in democracy and political rights has continued to prevail. This book examines the major reasons underlying the persistence of this democracy deficit over the past decades and touches on the prospects for deepening the process of democratization in the Arab World. Contributions... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 12.99
Tehran, June 12, 2009. Mohsen Abbaspour, an ordinary young man in his twenties?not particularly political, or ambitious, or worldly?casts the first vote of his life in Iran?s tenth presidential election. Fed up with rising unemployment and inflation, he backs the reformist party and its candidate, Mir-Hossein Mousavi. Mohsen believes his vote will... more...