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Middle EastIncluding Turkey, Iran, Israel, Arabian Penninsula

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  • Democracy in Iraqby Dr Benjamin Isakhan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    This book proposes a significant reassessment of the history of Iraq, documenting democratic experiences from ancient Mesopotamia through to the US occupation. Such an analysis takes to task claims that the 'West' has a uniquely democratic history and a responsibility to spread democracy across the world. It also reveals that Iraq has a democratic... more...

  • Democracy in Turkeyby Ali Resul Usul

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    This book examines the impact of European political conditionality on the process of democratization in Turkey over a twenty year period. Employing theoretical and conceptual approaches to the issue of EU conditionality, the author compares the case of Turkey to that of other European nations. Arguing that Turkey became vulnerable to the European... 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...

  • Democratisation in the Middle Eastby Birgitte Rahbek; Fowziyah Abu-Khalid; Samir Aita; Huda Al-Nu'aimi; Fergany Nader

    Aarhus University Press 2005; US$ 26.40

    The main aim of the book is to provide a forum for opinions held by Arabs who are neither Western puppets nor fanatical nationalists or Islamists, but rather academics with a vast knowledge of the Middle East as well as of the West. more...

  • Democratization and Developmentby Dietrich Jung

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    Exploring the political economy of development and democracy in the Middle East, this book provides new insight into the effects of external initiatives for the support of good governance in Arab states, the impact of transnational Islamist networks on democratization in the Middle East, and the role of new satellite broadcasting in the Arab world. more...

  • Derailing Democracy in Afghanistanby Noah Coburn; Anna Larson

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 59.99

    This volume shows how Afghani elections since 2004 have threatened to derail the country?s fledgling democracy. Examining presidential, parliamentary, and provincial council elections and conducting interviews with more than one hundred candidates, officials, community leaders, and voters, the text shows how international approaches to Afghani elections... more...

  • Early Islamic Institutionsby Abd Al-Aziz Duri

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    The rapid expansion of the early Islamic world is conventionally ascribed to a combination of brilliant military leadership and religious fervour. In this book, Abd al-Aziz Duri demonstrates how the growth, development and durability of early Islamic governance derived from highly sophisticated systems of administration (in which the idea of a Muslim... more...

  • Economic Development and Political Action in the Arab Worldby M.A. Mohamed Salih

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Analysis of North African revolt against authoritarianism, known as the ?Arab Spring?, embraced reductionist explanations such as the social media, youth unemployment and citizens? agitations to regain dignity in societies humiliated by oppressive regimes. This book illustrates that reductionist approaches can only elucidate some symptoms of a social... more...

  • Ein Hauch von Jasminby Janis Brinkmann

    Herbert von Halem Verlag 2015; US$ 24.80

    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...

  • European Union Civil Society Policy and Turkeyby Ozge Zihnioglu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Drawing on interviews with Civil Society organizations and in conjunction with an examination of EU Civil Society Policy and the legal and institutional environment in Turkey this book examines EU policies on Turkish Civil Society organizations and highlights the significant constraints and limited impacts of these policies. more...