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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • Wired Citizenship: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle Eastby Linda Herrera

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    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...

  • Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europeby Sabine Fischer

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    As well as promoting debates about liberal democracy, the dramatic events of 1989 also bought forth a powerful revival in the interest of the notion of civil society. This revival was reflected mainly in two broad tracts of literature. The first was primarily focused on the events surrounding the Solidarity movement in Poland and the tumultuous events... more...

  • State?Society Relations and Governance in Chinaby Sujian Guo; John Creed; Sheng Ding; Joseph Fewsmith; David S. G. Goodman; Wenshan Jia; Guoli Liu; Josef Gregory Mahoney; Edwin E. Moise; Nele Noesselt; G. Venkat Raman; Dorothy J. Solinger; Lynn T. White III; Teresa Wright

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    State ? Society Relations and Governance in China , a wide-ranging collection of essays written by scholars from both inside and outside China, explores the complexity of the changing state-society relationship and the modes and practices of governance in China by combining theoretical exploration and empirical case studies. more...