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  • 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

    Assesses the factors that contribute to regime resilience in Syria and Iran, exploring their flexibility and their constraints as they confront unprecedented challenges. 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...

  • The Arab Revoltsby David McMurray; Amanda Ufheil-Somers

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    The 2011 eruptions of popular discontent across the Arab world, popularly dubbed the Arab Spring, were local manifestations of a regional mass movement for democracy, freedom, and human dignity. Authoritarian regimes were either overthrown or put on notice that the old ways of oppressing their subjects would no longer be tolerated. These essays from... more...

  • The Arab Spring, Democracy and Securityby Efraim Inbar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This volume analyzes the political, economic and strategic dimensions of the recent upheavals in the Middle East known as the Arab Spring. Mass demonstrations in many Arab states challenged the political status quo and the existing political and cultural system in the region. While it is too early to offer a definitive analysis of the impact of the... more...

  • Muslim Secular Democracyby Lily Zubaidah Rahim

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    The book offers a nuanced and innovative analyses of the emergence of an inclusive secular democratic state paradigm which incorporates the sacred within the framework of secular democracy in the Muslim World. 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...

  • Hamasby Beverley Milton-Edwards; Stephen Farrell

    Wiley 2013; US$ 36.95 US$ 33.26

    Declared a terrorist menace yet elected to government in a free election, Hamas now stands as the most important Sunni Islamist group in the Middle East. How did Hamas grow to be so powerful? Who supports it? What is its future? This essential insight into Hamas answers these questions. Milton-Edwards and Farrell have between them spent decades... more...

  • Citizenship and Identity in Turkeyby Ba?ak ?nce

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95

    Is Turkish nationalism simply a product of Kemalist propaganda from the early Turkish Republic or an inevitable consequence of a firm and developing ‘Turkish’ identity? How do the politics of nationalism and identity limit Turkey’s progression towards a fuller, more institutionalised democracy? Turkish citizenship is a vital aspect of today’s Republic,... more...