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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95
Using Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Palestine and the Mahdi Army in Iraq as primary case studies, Krista Wiegand skilfully reveals why these groups have become involved in governance, how mainstream governments accept or reject such groups, and how some terrorist groups and militias govern certain territories that are not under mainstream government... more...
- Pocket Books 2010; US$ 26.00
After the 9/11 Commission concluded in 2004 that the U.S. was engaged in a war with terrorists and never realized it, they reasoned that ?a failure of imagination? had prevented us from seeing terrorism coming. In effect, Americans were simply unable, or in fact disabled, to fathom that there were people who hated and opposed our democracy with such... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95
This book examines the impact of European political conditionality on the process of democratization in Turkey over a twenty year period. Employing theoretical and conceptual approaches to the issue of EU conditionality, the author compares the case of Turkey to that of other European nations. Arguing that Turkey became vulnerable to the European... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 145.00
As government management in Israel is gradually replaced by private sector management, this book provides a timely analysis of the machinery of government in Israel. It highlights the inadequacy of the private sector as an alternative and how Israeli public management will need to cope with the new challenges and pressures of the 21st century. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95
The transition paradigm has traditionally viewed civil society activism as an essential condition for the establishment of democracy. The democracy promotion strategies of Western policy-makers have, therefore, been based on strengthening civil society in authoritarian settings in order to support the development of social capital -to challenge undemocratic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 18.95
Despite notable socio-economic development in the Arab region, a deficit in democracy and political rights has continued to prevail. This book examines the major reasons underlying the persistence of this democracy deficit over the past decades, drawing on case studies from across the Arab world to explore economic development, political institutions... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 13.99
Tehran, June 12, 2009. Mohsen Abbaspour, an ordinary young man in his twenties?not particularly political, or ambitious, or worldly?casts the first vote of his life in Iran?s tenth presidential election. Fed up with rising unemployment and inflation, he backs the reformist party and its candidate, Mir-Hossein Mousavi. Mohsen believes his vote will... more...
- RAND Corporation 2011; US$ 9.95
As the commander in chief and highest political authority in Iran, the current Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has played a critical role in the direction of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This monograph identifies three key factors that will shape succession of the next Supreme Leader and outlines five alternative scenarios for the post-Khamenei... more...
- Lexington Books 2011; US$ 99.99
This book aims to understand the ways and means for ensuring societal peace by evaluating problems about citizenship in the Turkish regime. It also offers the ideal citizenship regime for Turkey in relation to various issues, such as the environment, gender, youth, and poverty. more...