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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    While the Arab uprisings have overturned the idea of Arab "exceptionalism," or the acceptance of authoritarianism, better analysis of authoritarianism?s resilience in pre- and post-uprising scenarios is still needed. Modern Middle East Authoritarianism: Roots, Ramifications, and Crisis undertakes this task by addressing not only the mechanisms... more...

  • Law and the Limits of Governmentby Frank Fagan

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Why do legislatures pass laws that automatically expire? Why are so many tax cuts sunset? In this first book-length treatment of those questions, the author explains that legislatures pass laws temporarily in order to reduce opposition from the citizenry, to increase the level of information revealed by lobbies, and to externalize the political costs... more...

  • The Waveby Reuel Marc Gerecht

    Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Middle East expert Reuel Marc Gerecht argues that the Middle East may actually be at the beginning of a momentous democratic wave whose convulsions could become the region's defining theme during Obama's presidency. He describes the powerful Middle Eastern democratic movements coming from both the left and right and argues that America must reassess... more...

  • Hezbollahby Matthew Levitt

    Georgetown University Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God is the first thorough examination of Hezbollah’s covert activities beyond Lebanon’s borders, including its financial and logistical support networks and its criminal and terrorist operations worldwide. Hezbollah—Lebanon’s "Party of God"—is a multifaceted... more...

  • The Challenge of Ethnic Democracyby Yoav Peled

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Ethnic democracy is a form of democratic ethnic conflict regulation in deeply divided societies. In The Challenge of Ethnic Democracy, Yoav Peled argues that ethnic democracy is constituted by the combination of two contradictory constitutional principles: liberal democracy and ethno-nationalism, and that its stability depends on the existence of... more...

  • Choosing China's Leadersby Chien-wen Kou; Xiaowei Zang

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Political elites are a key topic in contemporary China studies, and have been investigated in relation to factional politics, generation politics, technocracy, and crucially, institutionalization. The institutionalization of elite replacement began in China in the 1980s and quickly accelerated after the early 1990s, as mechanisms emerged to regulate... more...

  • Liberal Rights and Political Cultureby Zhenghuan Zhou

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book argues that the liberal concept of rights presupposes and is grounded in an individualistic culture or shared way of relating, and that this particular shared way of relating emerged only in the wake of the Reformation in the modern West. more...

  • A Dissenting Democracyby Magnus Norell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 200.00

    A Dissenting Democracy  explores the tension between the will of the whole of Israeli society and the right of the individual conscience to take precedence over that collective will. The author explores the dilemmas that stem from such an individual stance in relation to Jewish political culture. more...

  • Government of China (1644-1911)by Pao Chao Hsieh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    First Published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Japan in Crisisby Bong Youngshik; T. J. Pempel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 27.00

    This volume, stemming from the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, observes that for Japan to 'rise again' would mean recovery not only from the triple disaster?the March, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown?but from 20-plus years of economic stagnation, political fumbling, and deterioration in Japan's regional and global influence. more...