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  • The Arab Awakeningby Kenneth M. Pollack

    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...

  • The Arab Revolutionby Jean-Pierre Filiu

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 20.99

    When Mohammad Bouazizi sets himself on fire on December 17, 2010, he started a series of extraordinary events that spread across the Middle East with stunning rapidity. In less than a month, President Ben Ali fled Tunisia, ending a twenty-three year regime. Shortly thereafter, on 11 February 2011, President Mubarak of Egypt stepped down after nearly... more...

  • Early Islamic Institutionsby Abd Al-Aziz Duri

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 29.00

    The rapid expansion of the early Islamic world is conventionally ascribed to a combination of brilliant military leadership and religious fervour. In this book, Abd al-Aziz Duri demonstrates how the growth, development and durability of early Islamic governance derived from highly sophisticated systems of administration (in which the idea of a Muslim... more...

  • Using Social Media to Gauge Iranian Public Opinion and Mood After the 2009 Electionby Sara Beth Elson; Douglas Yeung; Parisa Roshan; S. R. Bohandy; Alireza Nader

    RAND Corporation 2012; US$ 9.95

    In the months after the contested Iranian presidential election in June 2009, Iranians spoke out about the election using Twitter--a social media service that allows users to send short text messages, called tweets, with relative anonymity. This research analyzed more than 2.5 million tweets discussing the Iran election that were sent in the nine... more...

  • Voices of the New Arab Publicby Marc Lynch

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 31.99

    Marc Lynch draws on interviews conducted in the Middle East and analyses of Arab satellite television programs, op-ed pages, and public opinion polls to examine the nature, evolution, and influence of the new Arab public sphere. According to Lynch, the days of monolithic Arab opinion are over, and the way in which Arab governments and the United... more...

  • Peaceful Islamist Mobilization in the Muslim Worldby PhD Julie Chernov Hwang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 31.00

    This book presents a compelling and innovative new theory and framework for examining the variation in Islamist mobilization strategies in Muslim Asia and the Middle East. more...

  • Democracy in Iraqby Benjamin Isakhan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    This book proposes a significant reassessment of the history of Iraq, documenting democratic experiences from ancient Mesopotamia through to the US occupation. Taking an interdisciplinary approach and referring to some of the most influential critical theorists to question ideological assumptions about democracy and its history, this book will be useful... more...

  • Inevitable Democracy in the Arab Worldby Wissam S. Yafi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 31.00

    Wissam S. Yafi argues that there are four dynamics leading to inevitable change in the Arab region: geopolitical, geoeconomic, geosocial, and technological. Yafi comes to the conclusion that no system will be able to support the dynamics in place except for democracy. more...

  • The Arab Springby David W. Lesch; Mark L. Haas

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    An illuminating volume by noted experts on the Arab Spring revolutions and their impacts, both in the Middle East and around the world more...

  • Rethinking Hizballahby Samer N. Abboud; Benjamin J. Muller

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 104.95

    Framing and analysing Hizballah through the perspective of the 'resistance society'; an articulation of identity politics that informs the violent and non-violent political strategies of the movement, Abboud and Muller demonstrate how Hizballah poses a challenge to the Lebanese state through its acquisition and exercise of private authority,... more...