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    Springer 2013; US$ 69.95

    ?Diese Festschrift zu Ehren Oscar W. Gabriels versammelt eine Vielzahl von Beiträgen zu unterschiedlichen Themengebieten, mit denen sich der Politikwissenschaftler in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten beschäftigt hat. Die Bandbreite seines Wirkens findet ihren Niederschlag in der thematischen Vielfalt der Beiträge von Freunden, Kollegen und... more...

  • Modern Middle East Authoritarianismby Noureddine Jebnoun; Mehrdad Kia; Mimi Kirk

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    The volume seeks to understand the role of Islamists, among other actors, in challenging authoritarian rule, addressing why they and other opposition forces failed to challenge existing regimes before 2011. Modern Middle East Authoritarianism also discusses how ruling elites adapted to international processes of economic neoliberalism in order to forge... more...

  • Zur Metamorphose des politischen Systems in der römischen Kaiserzeitby Peter Eich

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 98.00

    Wie konnte ein Reich von der Größe des Imperium Romanum unter den Bedingungen der damaligen Zeit regiert werden? Der Autor unternimmt es nun, zu klären, in welchem Ausmaß die Herrschaftsausübung im Imperium Romanum im Vergleich zu anderen historischen Imperien singuläre Züge trug oder ob nicht auch typische Komponenten auszumachen sind. more...

  • After the Sheikhsby Christopher Davidson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 31.50

    The Gulf monarchies (Saudi Arabia and its five smaller neighbours: the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain) have long been governed by highly autocratic and seemingly anachronistic regimes. Yet despite bloody conflicts on their doorsteps, fast-growing populations, and powerful modernising and globalising forces impacting on their... more...

  • Non State Actors in the Middle Eastby Galia Golan; Walid Salem

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    As the recent revolutions in the Middle East have demonstrated, civil society in this part of the world is on the move. The increasingly important role of non-state actors ? a phenomenon of globalization- has characterized developments throughout the region, affecting the struggle for democracy and for peace. This volume brings together scholars... more...

  • The Ba'th and the Creation of Modern Syriaby David Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 100.00

    This book traces the development of modern Syria focusing on the contribution of the Ba?th party and Ba?thist ideology. It examines the roots of the Ba?th in the intellectual ferment of the 1940s and charts its growing influence on Syrian politics. Special attention is devoted to the crucial Sixth Congress of the Ba?th Party in 1963 and the key ideological... more...

  • Syria 1945-1986by Derek Hopwood

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00

    Syria has often lacked sympathetic observers. This book tries to interpret the country and its people in terms of how they see their own history and of what they are trying to achieve. More than a political or diplomatic history, it discusses the economy, society, education and culture to help the reader understand and explain modern Syria. A description... more...

  • The Rise of Turkeyby Soner Cagaptay

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 25.95

    Turkey is positioned to become the twenty-first centuryÆs first Muslim power. Based on a dynamic economy and energetic foreign policy, TurkeyÆs growing engagement with other countries has made it a key player in the newly emerging multidirectional world order. TurkeyÆs trade patterns and societal interaction with other nations have broadened... more...

  • Chinese Politics and Societyby Flemming Christiansen; Shirin M. Rai

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

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  • 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...