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Middle EastIncluding Turkey, Iran, Israel, Arabian Penninsula

  • Citizenship and Identity in Turkeyby Ba?ak ?nce

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 45.00

    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...

  • Rethinking Hizballahby Samer N. Abboud; Benjamin J. Muller

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 104.95

    Framing and analysing Hizballah through the perspective of the 'resistance society'; an articulation of identity politics that informs the violent and non-violent political strategies of the movement, Abboud and Muller demonstrate how Hizballah poses a challenge to the Lebanese state through its acquisition and exercise of private authority,... more...

  • The People Wantby Gilbert Achcar

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    "The people want . . .": This first half of slogans chanted by millions of Arab protesters since 2011 revealed a long-repressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protestors? demands. Simplistic interpretations of the uprising that has been shaking the Arab world since a young street vendor set... more...

  • The People Wantby Gilbert Achcar; G.M. Goshgarian

    Saqi 2013; US$ 21.86

    ‘The people want ...?: the first part of the slogan chanted by millions of Arab protestors since 2011 revealed a longrepressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protesters? demands. Although Islamist parties did not initiate the protest movement, they have benefitted the most from the power vacuum... more...

  • The Middle Eastby Shahrough Akhavi

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 34.95

    Amidst recent hype about events in the Middle East, there have been few attempts to get below the surface and develop a fuller understanding of what politics means there. The Middle East: The Politics of the Sacred and Secular redresses this balance and provides essential historical and theoretical context. more...

  • Administrative Developmentby Al-Buraey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 178.00

    First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Society and State in the Gulf and Arab Peninsula (RLE: The Arab Nation)by Khaldoun Nassan Al-Naqeeb

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    This book is both a history and contemporary analysis. Charting the main turnpoints as the growth of cities, trade routes, the petroleum industry and growth of the authoritarian state the author argues that central bureaucratic control is limiting growth. He describes the state as governed by the interests of the ruling family who continue to block... more...

  • The Shifts in Hizbullah’s Ideologyby Joseph Alagha

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 55.00

    Analyses of the political and ideological transformation of Hizbullah more...

  • Dispatches from the Arab Springby Paul Amar; Vijay Prashad

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 69.00

    Bringing together contributors uniquely attuned to the pulse of the region, Dispatches from the Arab Spring offers an urgent analysis of a remarkable ongoing world-historical event that is widely misinterpreted in the West. An unparalleled introduction to the changing Middle East, it offers the most comprehensive and accurate account of the uprisings... more...

  • Informal Power in the Greater Middle Eastby Luca Anceschi; Gennaro Gervasio; Andrea Teti

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Over the last decade or so, academic and non-academic observers have focussed mainly, if not exclusively on the institutions and places of formal power in the Greater Middle East, depicting politics in the region as a small area limited to local authoritarian rulers. In contrast, this book aims to explore the ?hidden geographies? of power, i.e.... more...