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  • The Contradictions of Israeli Citizenshipby Guy Ben-Porat; Bryan S. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    This book provides an integrated analysis of the complex nature of citizenship in Israel. Contributions from leading social and political theorists explore different aspects of citizenship through the demands and struggles of minority groups to provide a comprehensive picture of the dynamics of Israeli citizenship and the dilemmas that emerge at the... more...

  • Democracy and Reform in the Middle East and Asiaby Amin Saikal; Amitav Acharya

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    The protests that swept across the Middle East and North Africa in late 2010 and 2011 confounded long-time observers of the region, in both the media and academia. After addressing the conditions in the Middle East and North Africa that produced these attempts at revolution, Amin Saikal and Amitav Acharya explore the global impact of the protests,... 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...

  • Democracy in Iranby Ramin Jahanbegloo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 50.00

    Democratic government is something that has eluded Iran despite a series of non-violent revolutions aimed at establishing a system of governance that would promote both public freedom and political accountability. This explores the obstacles to the growth of democracy in Iran and posits a plan for non-violent action to help Iranians achieve it. more...

  • Democracy in Iraqby Dr Benjamin Isakhan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    This book proposes a significant reassessment of the history of Iraq, documenting democratic experiences from ancient Mesopotamia through to the US occupation. Such an analysis takes to task claims that the 'West' has a uniquely democratic history and a responsibility to spread democracy across the world. It also reveals that Iraq has a democratic... 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...

  • Democratic Transition in the Middle Eastby Larbi Sadiki; Heiko Wimmen; Layla Al Zubaidi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Popular uprisings and revolts across the Arab Middle East have often resulted in a democratic faragh or void in power. How society seeks to fill that void, regardless of whether the regime falls or survives, is the common trajectory followed by the seven empirical case studies published here for the first time. This edited volume seeks to unpack... more...

  • Democratisation in the Middle Eastby Birgitte Rahbek; Fowziyah Abu-Khalid; Samir Aita; Huda Al-Nu'aimi; Fergany Nader

    Aarhus University Press 2005; US$ 26.40

    The main aim of the book is to provide a forum for opinions held by Arabs who are neither Western puppets nor fanatical nationalists or Islamists, but rather academics with a vast knowledge of the Middle East as well as of the West. more...

  • Democratization and Developmentby Dietrich Jung

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    Exploring the political economy of development and democracy in the Middle East, this book provides new insight into the effects of external initiatives for the support of good governance in Arab states, the impact of transnational Islamist networks on democratization in the Middle East, and the role of new satellite broadcasting in the Arab world. more...

  • Derailing Democracy in Afghanistanby Noah Coburn; Anna Larson

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 59.99

    This volume shows how Afghani elections since 2004 have threatened to derail the country?s fledgling democracy. Examining presidential, parliamentary, and provincial council elections and conducting interviews with more than one hundred candidates, officials, community leaders, and voters, the text shows how international approaches to Afghani elections... more...