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  • Political Succession in the Arab Worldby Anthony Billingsley

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95

    Political succession is one of the most timely issues 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. more...

  • The Political Right in Israelby Dani Filc

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • Islam, Democracy and Dialogue in Turkeyby Bora Kanra

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    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...

  • Bombs and Ballotsby Krista E. Wiegand

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    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...

  • Democracy in Turkeyby Ali Resul Usul

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • Civil Society and Democratization in the Arab Worldby Francesco Cavatorta; Vincent Durac

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • Democracy in the Arab Worldby Ibrahim Elbadawi; Samir Makdisi

    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, drawing on case studies from across the Arab world to explore economic development, political institutions... more...

  • Death to the Dictator!by Afsaneh Moqadam

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Civil Society in Yemenby Sheila Carapico

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 47.00

    A study of the political culture in Arabia which challenges the stereotypical view of traditional Arab society. more...

  • The Next Supreme Leaderby Alireza Nader; David E. Thaler; S. R. Bohandy

    RAND Corporation 2011; US$ 9.95

    As the commander in chief and highest political authority in Iran, the current Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has played a critical role in the direction of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This monograph identifies three key factors that will shape succession of the next Supreme Leader and outlines five alternative scenarios for the post-Khamenei... more...