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  • Early Islamic Institutionsby Abd Al-Aziz Duri

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Authoritarian Party Structures and Democratic Political Setting in Turkeyby Pelin Ayan Musil

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Conducting a comparative case study among four parties in the Turkish political system, this study shows how the variance in interest configurations and the power resources of local party activists constitute these changing patterns. more...

  • Politics and Government in Israelby Gregory S. Mahler

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 54.99

    This even-handed and thorough text explores Israeli government and politics. First tracing the history and development of the state, Mahler then examines the social, religious, economic, and cultural contexts within which Israeli politics takes place. The book explains the operation of political institutions and behavior in Israeli domestic politics,... more...

  • Voices of the New Arab Publicby Marc Lynch

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    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$ 33.00

    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...

  • The Arab Stateby Adham Saouli

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the conditions of state formation and survival in the Middle East. Based on Historical Sociology, it provides a model for study of the state in the Arab world and a theory to explain its survival. Examining states as a ?process?, the author argues that what emerged in the Middle East in the beginning of the twentieth century... more...

  • Inevitable Democracy in the Arab Worldby Wissam S. Yafi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 33.00

    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...

  • Middle East Authoritarianismsby Steven Heydemann; Reinoud Leenders

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    The developments of early 2011 changes the political landscape of the Middle East. But even as urgent struggles continue, it remains clear that authoritarianism will survive this transformational moment. The study of authoritarian governance, therefore, remains essential for our understanding of the political dynamics and inner workings of regimes... more...

  • Political Regimes in the Arab Worldby Ferran Izquierdo Brichs

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    One of the implications of Orientalism is that the Arab world, as a homogenous entity, is often analysed as an anomaly within the international system. This book argues that, despite their differences, societies across the globe ultimately construct their own history according to very similar dynamics and tensions. The methodological approach of... 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...