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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
The self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi in Tunisia in December 2010 heralded the arrival of the ?Arab Spring,? a startling, yet not unprecedented, era of profound social and political upheaval. The meme of the Arab Spring is characterised by bottom-up change, or the lack thereof, and its effects are still unfurling today. The Routledge Handbook... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00
This book covers the major international relations of Middle East states, with a special focus on how a range of relationships are being impacted by the Arab Revolutions and Afghan politics prior to the presidential election in 2014. more...
- Herder Verlag 2011; US$ 12.40
Die Bilder gingen um die Welt: Im Frühjahr 2011 protestierte die arabische Jugend; erst in Tunesien, dann auch in Ägypten. Die Demonstranten, die sich der Zuschauer jeden Abend in den Nachrichten ansehen konnte, sahen allerdings ganz anders aus, als viele sich das vorgestellt hatten: Spätestens seit dem 11. September 2001 hatte sich in vielen Köpfen... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95
Many residents of the Middle East - and more recently, Western powers - have placed great hope in democratization in the region. Yet authoritarianism remains the norm and movement towards democracy is both slow and uneven. The Struggle over Democracy in the Middle East examines democracy and democratization in the light of regional realities... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95
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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95
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$ 18.95
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...
- Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 26.95
Even the most seasoned Middle East observers were taken aback by the events of early 2011. Protests born of oppression and socioeconomic frustration erupted throughout the streets; public unrest provoked violent police backlash; long-established dictatorships fell. How did this all happen? What might the future look like, and what are the likely ramifications... more...