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  • Official Storiesby Laurie Brand

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Until the recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, the resilience of authoritarian regimes seemed a fundamental feature of regional politics. While economic, political, and internal security policies are most often considered in discussions of regime maintenance, Laurie Brand introduces a new factor, that of national narratives. Portrayals... more...

  • Sklaven des Wachstums - die Geschichte einer Befreiungby Reiner Klingholz

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 23.66

    Im 20. Jahrhundert hat die Menschheit auf allen Ebenen ein Wachstum ohnegleichen erlebt. Doch obwohl die Ressourcen knapp werden und die Ökosysteme unter der Last von über sieben Milliarden Menschen mit immer höheren Ansprüchen ächzen, bauen unsere gesamten Wirtschafts-, Finanz- und Sozialsysteme nach wie vor auf endloses Wachstum. "Wir haben... more...

  • Facebook Revolutions? Social Media und der politische Wandel in Ägyptenby Katrin Hillenbrand

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 16.89

    Auf dem Tahrir-Platz in Kairo geschieht im Januar 2011 etwas, mit dem die Welt nicht gerechnet hatte: Nach 30 Jahren der Diktatur unter Husni Mubarak steht das ägyptische Volk auf und fordert seine Rechte ein. Was kurz zuvor in Tunesien geschah, steht nun auch dem Regime am Nil bevor, viele weitere arabische Staaten werden ihrem Beispiel folgen.Ausgerüstet... more...

  • Nasser's Blessed Movementby Joel Gordon

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 119.99

    A critical analysis of a key period in the formation of modern Egypt, the early years of military rule following the coup of 1952. It explores Nasser's emergence as the leader of the military junta and his programme of economic reform, which made Egypt a leader among developing nations. more...

  • CultureShock! Egyptby Susan Wilson

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    CultureShock! Egypt is invaluable to anyone who wants to blend into life in the country whose existence revolves around the River Nile. Containing much insight about the Egyptian people—the class system, the importance of family, their sense of honour—this guide also provides useful information and advice for settling into your new home and... more...

  • Culture and Hegemony in the Colonial Middle Eastby Yaseen Noorani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book is a study of the nature and origin of nationality and modern social ideals in the Middle East, particularly Egypt, in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. more...

  • Mobilizing Islamby Carrie Rosefsky Wickham

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 31.99

    The book explains how Islamist groups captured the hearts and minds of educated youth in Egypt. It focuses on the first twelve years of Hosni Mubarak's presidency, from 1981 to 1993, the period when participation in the movement reached its peak and before a wave of repression brought it to an abrupt end. more...

  • Hosni Mubarak and the Future of Democracy in Egyptby Dr. Alaa Al-Din Arafat

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 31.00

    As Mubarak's regimenearing its end becomes a strong possibility, many pressures, both foreign and domestic, are coming to bear on Egypt to bring democratic reforms to this struggling country. In The Mubarak Leadership and Future of Democracy in Egypt , Alaa Al-Din Arafat studies this new era and the obstacles that must be overcome. more...

  • Old Treacheries And New Deceitsby Stephen Chan

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 21.88

    In this timely and essential book, Stephen Chan explores the political landscape of southern Africa, examining how it is poised to change and what the repercussions are likely to be across the continent. The author focuses on three countries in particular: South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia, all of which have remained interconnected since the end... more...

  • Americans in Egypt, 1770–1915by Cassandra Vivian

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    The voices of Americans have long been absent from studies of modern Egypt. Most scholars assume that Americans were either not in Egypt in significant numbers during the nineteenth century or had little of importance to say. This volume shows that neither was the case by introducing and relating the experiences and attitudes of 15 American personalities... more...