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  • The Arab Uprisings Explainedby Marc Lynch

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Why did Tunisian protests following the self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi lead to a massive wave of uprisings across the entire Arab world? Who participated in those protests, and what did they hope to achieve? Why did some leaders fall in the face of popular mobilization while others found ways to survive? And what have been the lasting results... more...

  • Interest Groups and Political Development in Turkeyby Robert Bianchi

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 58.00

    This book shows that governmental efforts to expand corporatism in the major occupational associations intensified conflict in and between socioeconomic sectors, encouraged militancy from disaffected group leaders, and promoted polarization between pluralist and corporatist associations. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library... more...

  • Understanding the Political Economy of the Arab Uprisingsby Ishac Diwan

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 73.00

    For the millions of citizens in the Arab World who came together in 2010–2011 to discover their common yearning for dignity and liberty, the real revolutions only began after the wave of protests. Understanding the Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings reassess the interests, potential and constraints of various socio-political players and... more...

  • Being a State and States of Being in Highland Georgiaby Mü; Florian hlfried

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The highland region of the republic of Georgia, one of the former Soviet Socialist Republics, has long been legendary for its beauty. It is often assumed that the state has only made partial inroads into this region, and is mostly perceived as alien. Taking a fresh look at the Georgian highlands allows the author to consider perennial questions... more...

  • Hezbollahby Augustus Richard Norton

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    With Hezbollah?s entry into the Lebanese government in 2009 and recent forceful intervention in the Syrian civil war, the potent Shi?i political and military organization continues to play an enormous role in the Middle East. Policymakers in the United States and Israel usually denounce it as a dangerous terrorist group and refuse to engage with it,... more...

  • Political Roles and Military Rulersby Amos Perlmutter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 171.95

    This book represents three decades of Perlmutter's experiences and observations. The author studies the relationship between the military and politics in Middle East, focusing mainly on Egypt as a case study. He concludes by analysing the effect this internal relationship has on military performance. more...

  • Israel at the Polls, 1996by Daniel J. Elazar; Shmuel Sandler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    The 1996 Israeli elections were the first elections by direct vote for the position of prime minister in which a newcomer - Binyamin Netanyahu - defeated the most veteran Israeli politician, Shimon Peres. The result indicated not only a transition of power from the left-centre to the right-centre, but also the decline of the major parties and the ascendance... more...

  • Gulf Politics and Economics in a Changing Worldby Michael Hudson; Mimi Kirk

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 124.00

    The wave of uprisings that has engulfed the Arab world since 2011 has impacted the Gulf significantly, however much the region appears to have remained unscathed. In Bahrain, the regime cracked down on protestors with the help of Saudi forces, and increasing Gulf tensions with Iran, political chaos in Yemen, and rumblings among unemployed youth throughout... more...

  • Arab Springby Kjetil Fosshagen

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 10.00

    The events of the Arab Spring presented a dramatic reconstitution of politics and the public sphere through their aesthetic and performative uses of public space. Mass demonstrations have become a new global political form, grounded in the localization of globalizing processes, institutions, and relationships. This volume delves beneath the seemingly... more...

  • Wired Citizenshipby Linda Herrera

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    Wired Citizenship examines the evolving patterns of youth learning and activism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In today?s digital age, in which formal schooling often competes with the peer-driven outlets provided by social media, youth all over the globe have forged new models of civic engagement, rewriting the script of what it means... more...