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Middle EastIncluding Turkey, Iran, Israel, Arabian Penninsula

  • Strike Action and Nation Buildingby David De Vries

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 90.00

    Strike-action has long been a notable phenomenon in Israeli society, despite forces that have weakened its recurrence, such as the Arab-Jewish conflict, the decline of organized labor, and the increasing precariousness of employment. While the impact of strikes was not always immense, they are deeply rooted in Israel's past during the Ottoman Empire... more...

  • Palestinian Leadership on the West Bank (RLE Israel and Palestine)by Moshe Maoz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    The West Bank has for generations been the core area of the Palestinian-Arab community and of its national movement. Since 1967, it has become the main area of confrontation in the prolonged conflict between Palestinian-Arab and Jewish-Zionist nationalism. The Palestinian armed organization, the PLO ? which has undertaken to lead the nationalist struggle... more...

  • Hezbollahby Matthew Levitt

    Georgetown University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God is the first thorough examination of Hezbollah’s covert activities beyond Lebanon’s borders, including its financial and logistical support networks and its criminal and terrorist operations worldwide. Hezbollah—Lebanon’s "Party of God"—is a multifaceted... more...

  • Gaining Freedomsby Berna Turam

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Gaining Freedoms reveals a new locus for global political change: everyday urban contestation. Cities are often assumed hotbeds of socio-economic division, but this assessment overlooks the importance of urban space and the everyday activities of urban life for empowerment, emancipation, and democratization. Through proximity, neighborhoods, streets,... more...

  • Authoritarianism in the Middle Eastby Jülide Karakoç

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Through a unique collection of essays drawn from rich case studies, Authoritarianism in the Middle East provides important insights into the ongoing instabilities of the Middle East, and the authoritarianism and democratisation processes that have led to dramatic socio-political transformations. more...

  • Ein Hauch von Jasminby Janis Brinkmann

    Herbert von Halem Verlag 2015; US$ 24.80

    Die Darstellung des Islam in der deutschen Presse ist seit vielen Jahren problematisch: Die Mehrheit der Artikel und Beiträge über die islamische Welt sind von Negativthemen, Elitenzentrierung sowie von Stereotypen, Vorurteilen und Feindbildern verzerrt. Aufbauend auf grundlegenden Studien zur Auslandsberichterstattung und vor dem Hintergrund aktueller... more...

  • Collective Memory and National Membershipby Meral Ugur Cinar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This study seeks to explain the impact of historical narratives on the inclusiveness and pluralism of citizenship models. Drawing on comparative historical analysis of two post-imperial core countries, Turkey and Austria, it explores how narrative forms operate to support or constrain citizenship models. more...

  • Security and Defensive Democracy in Israelby Sharon Weinblum

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    This book scrutinises how political actors in the Israeli parliament (the Knesset) have articulated the security-democracy nexus in their discourses. Security crises expose political leaders to an uncomfortable dilemma: guaranteeing the safety of citizens while at the same time preserving democratic principles, basic rights and liberties. In this... 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...

  • Hezbollah, Islamist Politics, and International Societyby Filippo Dionigi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Do international norms affect the activity of Islamist movements? This book analyzes and assesses the extent to which Islamism has been affected by the rules and principles that regulate international society, focusing on Hezbollah. It concludes that international norms are among the most significant factors changing Islamist politics. more...