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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...

  • 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...

  • Public Relations and Nation Buildingby Margalit Toledano; David McKie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    All public relations emerges from particular environments, but the specific conditions of Israel offer an exceptional study of the accelerators and inhibitors of professional development in the history of a nation. Documenting and analyzing the contribution of one profession to building one specific nation, this book tells the previously-untold... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of the Arab Springby Larbi Sadiki

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi in Tunisia in December 2010 heralded the arrival of the ?Arab Spring,? a startling, yet not unprecedented, era of profound social and political upheaval. The meme of the Arab Spring is characterised by bottom-up change, or the lack thereof, and its effects are still unfurling today. The Routledge Handbook... more...

  • Structuring Conflict in the Arab Worldby Ellen Lust-Okar

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 52.00

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

  • 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$ 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$ 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...