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- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 18.95
Despite notable socio-economic development in the Arab region, a deficit in democracy and political rights has continued to prevail. This book examines the major reasons underlying the persistence of this democracy deficit over the past decades, drawing on case studies from across the Arab world to explore economic development, political institutions... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 13.99
Tehran, June 12, 2009. Mohsen Abbaspour, an ordinary young man in his twenties?not particularly political, or ambitious, or worldly?casts the first vote of his life in Iran?s tenth presidential election. Fed up with rising unemployment and inflation, he backs the reformist party and its candidate, Mir-Hossein Mousavi. Mohsen believes his vote will... more...
- RAND Corporation 2011; US$ 9.95
As the commander in chief and highest political authority in Iran, the current Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has played a critical role in the direction of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This monograph identifies three key factors that will shape succession of the next Supreme Leader and outlines five alternative scenarios for the post-Khamenei... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 120.00
This book provides an account of systemic corruption within the context of post-Soviet economic and political transitions. Focusing on Armenia and Georgia, it shows how systemic corruption has developed since the fall of Soviet rule and how corruption has shaped the emerging economic and political systems of these two countries. more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 26.95
Even the most seasoned Middle East observers were taken aback by the events of early 2011. Protests born of oppression and socioeconomic frustration erupted throughout the streets; public unrest provoked violent police backlash; long-established dictatorships fell. How did this all happen? What might the future look like, and what are the likely ramifications... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 20.99
When Mohammad Bouazizi sets himself on fire on December 17, 2010, he started a series of extraordinary events that spread across the Middle East with stunning rapidity. In less than a month, President Ben Ali fled Tunisia, ending a twenty-three year regime. Shortly thereafter, on 11 February 2011, President Mubarak of Egypt stepped down after nearly... more...
- RAND Corporation 2012; US$ 9.95
In the months after the contested Iranian presidential election in June 2009, Iranians spoke out about the election using Twitter--a social media service that allows users to send short text messages, called tweets, with relative anonymity. This research analyzed more than 2.5 million tweets discussing the Iran election that were sent in the nine... more...
- PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 26.99
Barely a year after the self-immolation of a young fruit seller in Tunisia, a vast wave of popular protest has convulsed the Middle East, overthrowing long-ruling dictators and transforming the region?s politics almost beyond recognition. But the biggest transformations of what has been labeled as the ?Arab Spring? are yet to come. An insider to... more...
- Nation Books 2012; US$ 15.99
Marwan Bishara, the chief policy analyst for Al Jazeera English and presenter of the show “Empire?, looks at the roots of pro-democracy revolutions in the Arab world and offers an original analysis of what went right, why this moment is paramount, and how more...