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  • The International Politics of the Arab Springby Robert Mason

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This book covers the major international relations of Middle East states, with a special focus on how a range of relationships are being impacted by the Arab Revolutions and Afghan politics prior to the presidential election in 2014. more...

  • Wir wollen Freiheit!by Julia Gerlach

    Herder Verlag 2011; US$ 12.40

    Die Bilder gingen um die Welt: Im Frühjahr 2011 protestierte die arabische Jugend; erst in Tunesien, dann auch in Ägypten. Die Demonstranten, die sich der Zuschauer jeden Abend in den Nachrichten ansehen konnte, sahen allerdings ganz anders aus, als viele sich das vorgestellt hatten: Spätestens seit dem 11. September 2001 hatte sich in vielen Köpfen... more...

  • Structuring Conflict in the Arab Worldby Ellen Lust-Okar

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 52.00

    This book examines how ruling elites manipulate political opponents in the Middle East. more...

  • The Struggle over Democracy in the Middle Eastby Nathan J. Brown; Emad Shahin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Many residents of the Middle East - and more recently, Western powers - have placed great hope in democratization in the region. Yet authoritarianism remains the norm and movement towards democracy is both slow and uneven.  The Struggle over Democracy in the Middle East examines democracy and democratization in the light of regional realities... more...

  • Political Succession in the Arab Worldby Anthony Billingsley

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    Political succession is a key issue in the contemporary Middle East. In this new study the author examines the process and shows how respect for those in authority and tribal codes of loyalty have been far more influential in maintaining regimes than security institutions and political repression. The Arab world is faced by political turmoil... more...

  • Bombs and Ballotsby Dr Krista Wiegand

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Arab Awakeningby Kenneth M. Pollack

    Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    Even the most seasoned Middle East observers were taken aback by the events of early 2011. Protests born of oppression and socioeconomic frustration erupted throughout the streets; public unrest provoked violent police backlash; long-established dictatorships fell. How did this all happen? What might the future look like, and what are the likely ramifications... more...

  • The Arab Revolutionby Jean-Pierre Filiu

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 20.99

    When Mohammad Bouazizi sets himself on fire on December 17, 2010, he started a series of extraordinary events that spread across the Middle East with stunning rapidity. In less than a month, President Ben Ali fled Tunisia, ending a twenty-three year regime. Shortly thereafter, on 11 February 2011, President Mubarak of Egypt stepped down after nearly... more...