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  • Arab Springby I. William Zartman

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Beginning in January 2011, the Arab world exploded in a vibrant demand for dignity, liberty, and achievable purpose in life, rising up against an image and tradition of arrogant, corrupt, unresponsive authoritarian rule. These previously unpublished, countryspecific case studies of the uprisings and their still unfolding political aftermaths identify... more...

  • The PKKby Paul White

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    The definitive introduction to the Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan (PKK, the Kurdistan Workers Party) in Turkey. more...

  • Electoral Politics in the Middle Eastby Jacob M. Landau; Ergun O¨zbudun; Frank Tachau

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Comparative political study of the Middle East got off to a late start. Unlike any previous studies in comparative politics, this book, first published in 1980, represents an important methodological advance in that it proceeds by themes rather than by countries, and uniquely focuses on three major aspects of electoral politics in three contemporary... more...

  • Jihad in Palestineby Shaul Bartal

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The 21st century exists in the shadow of the return of extremist Islam to the center of the world?s political stage, a process that began at the end of the previous century. While researchers have focused on the rise of Hamas, this return has in fact manifested itself in a range of independent Islamic extremist groups with their own philosophies.... more...

  • Strike Action and Nation Buildingby David De Vries

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 90.00

    Strike-action has long been a notable phenomenon in Israeli society, despite forces that have weakened its recurrence, such as the Arab-Jewish conflict, the decline of organized labor, and the increasing precariousness of employment. While the impact of strikes was not always immense, they are deeply rooted in Israel's past during the Ottoman Empire... more...

  • Palestinian Leadership on the West Bank (RLE Israel and Palestine)by Moshe Maoz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The West Bank has for generations been the core area of the Palestinian-Arab community and of its national movement. Since 1967, it has become the main area of confrontation in the prolonged conflict between Palestinian-Arab and Jewish-Zionist nationalism. The Palestinian armed organization, the PLO ? which has undertaken to lead the nationalist struggle... more...

  • Power and Ritual in the Israel Labor Party: A Study in Political Anthropologyby Myron J. Aronoff

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    An anthropological study of a major national political party - one which dominated Israeli politics for nearly five decades and was returned to office in summer 1992. The analysis focuses on the relationship between culture and politics to explain the crucial role the Labour Party has played. more...

  • Hezbollahby Matthew Levitt

    Georgetown University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God is the first thorough examination of Hezbollah’s covert activities beyond Lebanon’s borders, including its financial and logistical support networks and its criminal and terrorist operations worldwide. Hezbollah—Lebanon’s "Party of God"—is a multifaceted... more...

  • 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...

  • Authoritarianism in the Middle Eastby Jülide Karakoç

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Through a unique collection of essays drawn from rich case studies, Authoritarianism in the Middle East provides important insights into the ongoing instabilities of the Middle East, and the authoritarianism and democratisation processes that have led to dramatic socio-political transformations. more...