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

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 105.00

    Wie konnte ein Reich von der Größe des Imperium Romanum unter den Bedingungen der damaligen Zeit regiert werden? Mit diesem Problemfeld beschäftigt sich eine große Zahl von Studien seit vielen Jahrzehnten. Sofern eine historische Einordnung versucht wurde, gelangten die meisten Untersuchungen nicht über die Feststellung hinaus, daß die römische Verwaltung... more...

  • Torn Countryby Zeyno Baran

    Hoover Institution Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    Zeyno Baran examines the intense struggle between Turkey's secularists and Islamists in their most recent battles over their country's destination. Looking into the fate of both Turkey's secularism and its democratic experiment, she shows that, for all the flaws of its political journey, the modern Turkish state has managed to maintain an essential... more...

  • Gesetzgebung und kooperatives Regierungshandelnby Thorsten Anderl

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 34.59

    Hauptbeschreibung Während der 14. und 15. Wahlperiode des Deutschen Bundestages ab dem Jahr 1998 häuften sich die Stimmen, die einen Machtverlust des Parlaments zu erkennen glaubten. Hintergrund war die Einsetzung zahlreicher so genannter Konsensrunden und Expertenkommissionen, die im Auftrag der Bundesregierung Vorschläge für konkrete Gesetzgebungsprojekte... 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$ 49.95

    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 Syria (RLE Syria)by David Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 105.00

    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 1945-1986 (RLE Syria)by Derek Hopwood

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    An introduction to Chinese Politics which provides an accessible overview of the structures and dynamics of Chinese politics today. Concentrating on the era since 1949, the text takes a look at politics in the widest sense, analysing political institutions within the crucial broader context of Chinese history and the pressures of social, economic and... more...

  • Wired Citizenshipby Linda Herrera

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Wired Citizenship examines the evolving patterns of youth learning and activism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In today?s digital age, in which formal schooling often competes with the peer-driven outlets provided by social media, youth all over the globe have forged new models of civic engagement, rewriting the script of what it means... more...