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Middle EastIncluding Turkey, Iran, Israel, Arabian Penninsula

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  • Bombs and Ballotsby Dr Krista Wiegand

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Eventually, most terrorist and guerrilla groups are defeated by governments or gradually die off - sometimes becoming political parties, democratically participating in the non-violent governance of their states. Yet some terrorist and guerrilla groups maintain military capabilities, using violence and democratic participation simultaneously. Here,... more...

  • Citizenship and Identity in Turkeyby Ba?ak ?nce

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95

    Is Turkish nationalism simply a product of Kemalist propaganda from the early Turkish Republic or an inevitable consequence of a firm and developing ?Turkish? identity? How do the politics of nationalism and identity limit Turkey?s progression towards a fuller, more institutionalised democracy? Turkish citizenship is a vital aspect of today?s Republic,... 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...

  • Civil Society and Democratization in the Arab Worldby Francesco Cavatorta; Vincent Durac

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Civil Society in Yemenby Sheila Carapico

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 52.00

    A study of the political culture in Arabia which challenges the stereotypical view of traditional Arab society. more...

  • The Coming Revolutionby Walid Phares

    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...

  • The Contradictions of Israeli Citizenshipby Guy Ben-Porat; Bryan S. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    This book provides an integrated analysis of the complex nature of citizenship in Israel. Contributions from leading social and political theorists explore different aspects of citizenship through the demands and struggles of minority groups to provide a comprehensive picture of the dynamics of Israeli citizenship and the dilemmas that emerge at the... more...

  • Democracy and Reform in the Middle East and Asiaby Amin Saikal; Amitav Acharya

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    The protests that swept across the Middle East and North Africa in late 2010 and 2011 confounded long-time observers of the region, in both the media and academia. After addressing the conditions in the Middle East and North Africa that produced these attempts at revolution, Amin Saikal and Amitav Acharya explore the global impact of the protests,... more...

  • Democracy in the Arab Worldby Ibrahim Elbadawi; Samir Makdisi

    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 and touches on the prospects for deepening the process of democratization in the Arab World. Contributions... more...

  • Democracy in Iranby Ramin Jahanbegloo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 50.00

    Democratic government is something that has eluded Iran despite a series of non-violent revolutions aimed at establishing a system of governance that would promote both public freedom and political accountability. This explores the obstacles to the growth of democracy in Iran and posits a plan for non-violent action to help Iranians achieve it. more...