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  • Oman - The Islamic Democratic Traditionby Hussein Ghubash

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Oman is the inheritor of a unique political tradition, the imama (imamate), and has a special place in the Arab Islamic world. From the eighth century and for more than a thousand years, the story of Oman was essentially a story of an original, minority, movement: the Ibadi. This long period was marked by the search for a just imama through the Ibadi... more...

  • Developments in Israeli Public Administrationby Moshe Maor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    The "Israeli History, Politics and Society" series comprises multidisciplinary studies that range from elections and the Yom Kippur war to the search for a true Israeli identity and the various initiatives to foment or prevent the peace process. This volume brings together a set of articles that try to estimate the direction of developments in Israeli... more...

  • Israel at the Polls, 1996by Daniel J. Elazar; Shmuel Sandler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    The 1996 Israeli elections were the first elections by direct vote for the position of prime minister in which a newcomer - Binyamin Netanyahu - defeated the most veteran Israeli politician, Shimon Peres. The result indicated not only a transition of power from the left-centre to the right-centre, but also the decline of the major parties and the ascendance... more...

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

    Saqi 2013; US$ 21.86

    ‘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 the power vacuum... more...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Politics and Government in Israelby Gregory S. Mahler

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 43.99

    This even-handed and thorough text explores Israeli government and politics. First tracing the history and development of the state, Mahler then examines the social, religious, economic, and cultural contexts within which Israeli politics takes place. The book explains the operation of political institutions and behavior in Israeli domestic politics,... more...

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

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    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 Waveby Reuel Marc Gerecht

    Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Middle East expert Reuel Marc Gerecht argues that the Middle East may actually be at the beginning of a momentous democratic wave whose convulsions could become the region's defining theme during Obama's presidency. He describes the powerful Middle Eastern democratic movements coming from both the left and right and argues that America must reassess... more...

  • Gulf Politics and Economics in a Changing Worldby Michael Hudson; Mimi Kirk

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 124.00

    The wave of uprisings that has engulfed the Arab world since 2011 has impacted the Gulf significantly, however much the region appears to have remained unscathed. In Bahrain, the regime cracked down on protestors with the help of Saudi forces, and increasing Gulf tensions with Iran, political chaos in Yemen, and rumblings among unemployed youth throughout... more...

  • Islamkritik aus den eigenen Reihenby Sanna Plieschnegger

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.32

    ?Zwangsheirat, ?Mädchenbeschneidung?, ?Importbräute? und der ?Untergang der islamischen Welt? - so lauten provokante Schlagworte der Islamanalysten Necla Kelek und Hamed Abdel-Samad. Das Besondere daran: Beide Autoren sind Muslime. Sanna Plieschnegger gibt einen Überblick über die Beiträge beider Schriftsteller, die ihre eigene Religion und Kultur... more...