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Middle EastIncluding Turkey, Iran, Israel, Arabian Penninsula

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  • Electoral Politics in the Middle Eastby Jacob M. Landau; Ergun O¨zbudun; Frank Tachau

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Comparative political study of the Middle East got off to a late start. Unlike any previous studies in comparative politics, this book, first published in 1980, represents an important methodological advance in that it proceeds by themes rather than by countries, and uniquely focuses on three major aspects of electoral politics in three contemporary... more...

  • Arab Springby I. William Zartman

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Beginning in January 2011, the Arab world exploded in a vibrant demand for dignity, liberty, and achievable purpose in life, rising up against an image and tradition of arrogant, corrupt, unresponsive authoritarian rule. These previously unpublished, countryspecific case studies of the uprisings and their still unfolding political aftermaths identify... more...

  • Citizenship in a Global Worldby Fuat Keyman; Ahmet Icduygu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    A keen analysis of the social, political and economic determinants of Turkish politics with an exploration of the different dimensions of the republican model of Turkish citizenship, providing the reader with a comprehensive account of Turkish modernity and democracy. At the beginning of a new millennium, Turkey finds itself at a critical juncture... 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$ 36.00

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 149.99

    This insightful study of Israel's founding period from 1948 to 1967 provides a lucid account of the political and historical conditions of the time, the state-building process, and the role of David Ben-Gurion and other politicians in moving from consensus politics to a majoritarian-like democracy. Medding's analysis is further enriched by his comparisons... 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 44.00

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