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  • Gaining Freedomsby Berna Turam

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Gaining Freedoms reveals a new locus for global political change: everyday urban contestation. Cities are often assumed hotbeds of socio-economic division, but this assessment overlooks the importance of urban space and the everyday activities of urban life for empowerment, emancipation, and democratization. Through proximity, neighborhoods, streets,... more...

  • Ein Hauch von Jasminby Janis Brinkmann

    Herbert von Halem Verlag 2015; US$ 23.75

    Die Darstellung des Islam in der deutschen Presse ist seit vielen Jahren problematisch: Die Mehrheit der Artikel und Beiträge über die islamische Welt sind von Negativthemen, Elitenzentrierung sowie von Stereotypen, Vorurteilen und Feindbildern verzerrt. Aufbauend auf grundlegenden Studien zur Auslandsberichterstattung und vor dem Hintergrund aktueller... more...

  • Collective Memory and National Membershipby Meral Ugur Cinar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This study seeks to explain the impact of historical narratives on the inclusiveness and pluralism of citizenship models. Drawing on comparative historical analysis of two post-imperial core countries, Turkey and Austria, it explores how narrative forms operate to support or constrain citizenship models. more...

  • Security and Defensive Democracy in Israelby Sharon Weinblum

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    This book scrutinises how political actors in the Israeli parliament (the Knesset) have articulated the security-democracy nexus in their discourses. Security crises expose political leaders to an uncomfortable dilemma: guaranteeing the safety of citizens while at the same time preserving democratic principles, basic rights and liberties. In this... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of the Arab Springby Larbi Sadiki

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi in Tunisia in December 2010 heralded the arrival of the ?Arab Spring,? a startling, yet not unprecedented, era of profound social and political upheaval. The meme of the Arab Spring is characterised by bottom-up change, or the lack thereof, and its effects are still unfurling today. The Routledge Handbook... more...

  • Hezbollah, Islamist Politics, and International Societyby Filippo Dionigi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Do international norms affect the activity of Islamist movements? This book analyzes and assesses the extent to which Islamism has been affected by the rules and principles that regulate international society, focusing on Hezbollah. It concludes that international norms are among the most significant factors changing Islamist politics. more...

  • The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Knowby James Gelvin

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 16.99

    Beginning in December 2010 popular revolt swept through the Middle East, shocking the world and ushering in a period of unprecedented unrest. Protestors took to the streets to demand greater freedom, democracy, human rights, social justice, and regime change. What caused these uprisings? What is their significance? And what are their likely consequences?... more...

  • The International Politics of the Arab Springby Robert Mason

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This book covers the major international relations of Middle East states, with a special focus on how a range of relationships are being impacted by the Arab Revolutions and Afghan politics prior to the presidential election in 2014. more...

  • Online Arab Springby Reza Jamali

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 78.95

    What is the role of social media on fundamental change in Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa? Online Arab Spring responds to this question, considering five countries: Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Yemen, and Tunisia, along with additional examples. The book asks why the penetration rate for social media differs in different countries: are... more...

  • The Arab Uprisingsby Fahed Al-Sumait; Nele Lenze; Michael C. Hudson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 33.99

    This collection of essays uses the term ?Arab Uprisings? as the organizing frame to address numerous socio-cultural, economic, political, experiential, and communicative aspects of the uprisings. The text is organized around three themes: origins, experiences, and trajectories. The first section addresses catalyzing factors that help explain the... more...