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  • 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...

  • Death to the Dictator!by Afsaneh Moqadam

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 13.99

    Afsaneh Moqadam is a pseudonym. It has been adopted to protect the identity of the author, who witnessed and participated in many of the events described in Death to the Dictator! . more...

  • Civil Society in Yemenby Sheila Carapico

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 52.00

    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...

  • Understanding Post-Soviet Transitionsby Christoph H. Stefes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 125.00

    This book provides an account of systemic corruption within the context of post-Soviet economic and political transitions. Focusing on Armenia and Georgia, it shows how systemic corruption has developed since the fall of Soviet rule and how corruption has shaped the emerging economic and political systems of these two countries. more...