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  • Hezbollah: The Story of the Party of Godby Eitan Azani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 37.00

    The book examines the Hezbollah movement from a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, historical, and systematic perspective to explain how it has evolved since its inception in the early 1980s to the present. more...

  • Plurality and Citizenship in Israelby Dan Avnon; Yotam Benziman

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    Israel's political process is too often framed in terms of a dichotomy between Jewish and Arab/Palestinian citizens of the state, a framing which perpetuates political inequality and consequent injustices. This book focuses on the conflict within Israel and the role played by modern states in either mitigating majority-minority conflict or exacerbating... more...

  • Political Succession in the Arab Worldby Anthony Billingsley

    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...

  • The Struggle over Democracy in the Middle Eastby Nathan J. Brown; Emad Shahin

    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...

  • The Political Right in Israelby Dani Filc

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    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 Dr Bora Kanra

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    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 Dr Krista Wiegand

    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...

  • Democracy in Turkeyby Ali Resul Usul

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    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$ 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...

  • 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 and touches on the prospects for deepening the process of democratization in the Arab World. Contributions... more...