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  • Oman - The Islamic Democratic Traditionby Hussein Ghubash

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Oman is the inheritor of a unique political tradition, the imama (imamate), and has a special place in the Arab Islamic world. From the eighth century and for more than a thousand years, the story of Oman was essentially a story of an original, minority, movement: the Ibadi. This long period was marked by the search for a just imama through the Ibadi... more...

  • Informal Power in the Greater Middle Eastby Luca Anceschi; Gennaro Gervasio; Andrea Teti

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Over the last decade or so, academic and non-academic observers have focussed mainly, if not exclusively on the institutions and places of formal power in the Greater Middle East, depicting politics in the region as a small area limited to local authoritarian rulers. In contrast, this book aims to explore the ?hidden geographies? of power, i.e. the... more...

  • Public Relations and Nation Buildingby Margalit Toledano; David McKie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    All public relations emerges from particular environments, but the specific conditions of Israel offer an exceptional study of the accelerators and inhibitors of professional development in the history of a nation. Documenting and analyzing the contribution of one profession to building one specific nation, this book tells the previously-untold... more...

  • Developments in Israeli Public Administrationby Moshe Maor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    The "Israeli History, Politics and Society" series comprises multidisciplinary studies that range from elections and the Yom Kippur war to the search for a true Israeli identity and the various initiatives to foment or prevent the peace process. This volume brings together a set of articles that try to estimate the direction of developments in Israeli... more...

  • Islamkritik aus den eigenen Reihenby Sanna Plieschnegger

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.92

    ?Zwangsheirat, ?Mädchenbeschneidung?, ?Importbräute? und der ?Untergang der islamischen Welt? - so lauten provokante Schlagworte der Islamanalysten Necla Kelek und Hamed Abdel-Samad. Das Besondere daran: Beide Autoren sind Muslime. Sanna Plieschnegger gibt einen Überblick über die Beiträge beider Schriftsteller, die ihre eigene Religion und Kultur... more...

  • Israel at the Polls, 1996by Daniel J. Elazar; Shmuel Sandler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    The 1996 Israeli elections were the first elections by direct vote for the position of prime minister in which a newcomer - Binyamin Netanyahu - defeated the most veteran Israeli politician, Shimon Peres. The result indicated not only a transition of power from the left-centre to the right-centre, but also the decline of the major parties and the ascendance... more...

  • Gulf Politics and Economics in a Changing Worldby Michael Hudson; Mimi Kirk

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 127.00

    The wave of uprisings that has engulfed the Arab world since 2011 has impacted the Gulf significantly, however much the region appears to have remained unscathed. In Bahrain, the regime cracked down on protestors with the help of Saudi forces, and increasing Gulf tensions with Iran, political chaos in Yemen, and rumblings among unemployed youth throughout... more...

  • Interest Groups and Political Development in Turkeyby Robert Bianchi

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 58.00

    This book shows that governmental efforts to expand corporatism in the major occupational associations intensified conflict in and between socioeconomic sectors, encouraged militancy from disaffected group leaders, and promoted polarization between pluralist and corporatist associations. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library... more...

  • Madmen at the Helmby Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 14.57

    The Arab Spring was a watershed in Arab history, which gave young protesters the impetus to challenge established and entrenched dictatorial regimes for the first time, and to demand democracy. In this unique book, Muriel Mirak-Weissbach reviews specialist literature and provides a profile of the personality disorder of narcissism displayed by five... more...

  • Years of Resistanceby Karim Pakradouni; Anna Wurth; Helen Lackner

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 10.19

    Emile Lahood served in various posts in the military, including commander-in-chief of the army from 1989 to 1998. In 1998 he had the constitution amended to allow the army commander-in-chief to run for office within three years of holding that post, and was subsequently elected as President of Lebanon. Lahood's popularity, political neutrality and... more...