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Middle EastIncluding Turkey, Iran, Israel, Arabian Penninsula

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  • Iraq's Dysfunctional Democracyby David Ghanim

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 53.00

    This book examines Iraq since 2003 and argues that a new democratic Iraq cannot be grounded on destructive politics of victimization, narrow nationalism, sectarian confessionalism, and a consensual, power-sharing political arrangement. more...

  • Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkeyby Ahmet Kuru; Alfred Stepan

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    While Turkey has grown as a world power, promoting the image of a progressive and stable nation, several policy choices have strained its relationship with the East and the West. Providing social, historical, and religious context for Turkey's singular behavior, the essays in Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey examine issues relevant to Turkish... more...

  • The Arab Springby Hamid Dabashi

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 19.95

    This pioneering explanation of the Arab Spring will define a new era of thinking about the Middle East. In this landmark book, Hamid Dabashi argues that the uprisings occurring from Morocco to Iran and from Syria to Yemen have been driven by a delayed defiance that signifies no less than the end of postcolonialism. As he brilliantly explains, the permanent... more...

  • Regime Stability in Saudi Arabiaby Stig Stenslie

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the structure of political power amongst elites inside Saudi Arabia and how they might cope with the very serious challenge posed by succession. Presenting a new and refreshing theoretical approach that links elite integration with regime stability, the author shows that the kingdom?s royal elite is far more integrated than it has... more...

  • The A to Z of the Gulf Arab Statesby Malcolm C. Peck

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    The A to Z of the Gulf Arab States comes at a time when the world's attention is riveted on the Middle East. The small states covered in this volume?Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)?possess about 20 percent of the world's total oil reserves. Beyond the strategic and economic importance conferred upon them by their... more...

  • Negotiating Political Power in Turkeyby Elise Massicard; Nicole Watts

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This edited collection looks at how political parties in Turkey actually work, inside and out. Departing from traditional macro-level analyses, the book offers a new sociological approach to the study of political parties, treating them as non-unitary entities composed of many different groups and individuals who both cooperate and compete with one... more...

  • Governance in the Middle East and North Africaby Abbas Kadhim

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 300.00

    Governance in the Middle East is topic of interest to scholars, activists and policy makers. The currently proposed book is intended to present the first comprehensive framework of the question of governance in the Middle East in its various forms and manifestations: political, economic, and government performance. This study will supply the context... more...

  • Political Parties in Palestineby Michael Bröning

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    Party Politics in Palestine is an up-to-date elucidation of the fractious Palestinian political scene, providing for the first time a lively and comprehensive discussion of the ideological outlook, historical development, and political objectives of all of Palestine's major political actors. more...

  • The Political Economy of the Arab Uprisingsby Melani Cammett; Ishac Diwan

    Westview Press 2013; US$ 1.99

    In this Westview Press Spotlight , Melani Cammett and Ishac Diwan explore the impact of the Arab Spring and subsequent events in the region. more...

  • The People Wantby Gilbert Achcar; G.M. Goshgarian

    Saqi 2013; US$ 19.99

    ‘The people want ...’: the first part of the slogan chanted by millions of Arab protestors since 2011 revealed a longrepressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protesters’ demands. Although Islamist parties did not initiate the protest movement, they have benefitted the most from... more...