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Middle EastIncluding Turkey, Iran, Israel, Arabian Penninsula

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  • Oman - The Islamic Democratic Traditionby Hussein Ghubash

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Negotiating Political Power in Turkeyby Elise Massicard; Nicole Watts

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00

    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...

  • Islamkritik aus den eigenen Reihenby Sanna Plieschnegger

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 21.59

    ?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...

  • Years of Resistanceby Karim Pakradouni; Anna Wurth; Helen Lackner

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 10.19

    Emile Lahood served in various posts in the military, including commander-in-chief of the army from 1989 to 1998. In 1998 he had the constitution amended to allow the army commander-in-chief to run for office within three years of holding that post, and was subsequently elected as President of Lebanon. Lahood's popularity, political neutrality and... more...

  • Inventing Homeby Akram Fouad Khater

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 12.95

    Between 1890 and 1920 over one-third of the peasants of Mount Lebanon left their villages and traveled to the Americas. This book traces the journeys of these villagers from the ranks of the peasantry into a middle class of their own making. Inventing Home delves into the stories of these travels, shedding much needed light on the impact of emigration... more...

  • Structuring Conflict in the Arab Worldby Ellen Lust-Okar

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 48.00

    This book examines how ruling elites manipulate political opponents in the Middle East. more...

  • The Israeli Response to Jewish Extremism and Violenceby Ami Pedahzur

    Manchester University Press 2002; US$ 74.95

    Ami Pedahzur looks at the theoretical issue of how a democracy can defend itself from those wishing to subvert or destroy it without being required to take measures that would impinge upon the basic principles of the democratic idea, with a case study of the Israeli response to Jewish extremism. more...

  • The Founding of Israeli Democracy, 1948-1967by Peter Y. Medding

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 124.99

    This study of the politics of the state of Israel in the first two decades of its existence addresses the question of how it has managed to remain a democracy despite all the adverse conditions. more...

  • Democratization and Developmentby Dietrich Jung

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • The Rise and Fall of the Communist Party of Iraqby Tareq Y. Ismael

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 29.00

    This 2008 book follows the rise and fall of the Iraqi Communist Party through original records. more...