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  • Israel at the Polls, 1996by Daniel J. Elazar; Shmuel Sandler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    The 1996 Israeli elections were the first elections by direct vote for the position of prime minister in which a newcomer - Binyamin Netanyahu - defeated the most veteran Israeli politician, Shimon Peres. The result indicated not only a transition of power from the left-centre to the right-centre, but also the decline of the major parties and the ascendance... more...

  • Crowds and Politics in North Africaby Andrea Khalil

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book takes predominant crowd theory to task, questioning received ideas about ?mob psychology? that remain prevalent today. It is a synchronic study of crowds, crowd dynamics, and the relationships of crowds to political power in Tunisia, Libya and Algeria (2011?13) that has far-reaching applications embedded in its thesis.? One central theme... more...

  • Governance and Corruptionby Katherine Weare; Andrew Macnab; Faith Gagnon; Donald Stewart

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 199.00

    This e-book addresses interesting aspects of corruption. Corruption has been a significant public issue in most developing countries in the post-colonial era. In the past decade it has arguably become the most prominent concern of international institutions such as the World Bank. This concern has been shared by policy-makers and the public within... more...

  • India's Oceanby David Brewster

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book assesses India?s role as a major power in the Indian Ocean. Many see the Indian Ocean as naturally falling within India?s sphere of influence but, as this book demonstrates, India has a long way to go before it could achieve regional dominance. The book outlines the development of Indian thinking on its role in the Indian Ocean and examines... more...

  • Gulf Politics and Economics in a Changing Worldby Michael Hudson; Mimi Kirk

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 124.00

    The wave of uprisings that has engulfed the Arab world since 2011 has impacted the Gulf significantly, however much the region appears to have remained unscathed. In Bahrain, the regime cracked down on protestors with the help of Saudi forces, and increasing Gulf tensions with Iran, political chaos in Yemen, and rumblings among unemployed youth throughout... more...

  • Politics in Chinaby William A. Joseph

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 44.99

    On October 1, 2009, the People's Republic of China (PRC) celebrated the 60th anniversary of its founding. And what an eventful and tumultuous six decades it had been. During that time, under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), China was transformed from one of the world's poorest countries into the world's fastest growing... more...

  • Wired Citizenshipby 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...

  • Economic Development and Political Action in the Arab Worldby M.A. Mohamed Salih

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Analysis of North African revolt against authoritarianism, known as the ?Arab Spring?, embraced reductionist explanations such as the social media, youth unemployment and citizens? agitations to regain dignity in societies humiliated by oppressive regimes. This book illustrates that reductionist approaches can only elucidate some symptoms of a social... more...

  • Culture, Indigenous Knowledge and Development in Africaby Munyaradzi Mawere

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 26.95

    The continent of Africa is richly endowed with diverse cultures, a body of indigenous knowledge and technologies. These bodies of knowledge and technologies that are indeed embodied in the diverse African cultures are as old as humankind. From time immemorial, they have been used to solve socio-economic, political, health, and environmental problems,... more...

  • Islamkritik aus den eigenen Reihenby Sanna Plieschnegger

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 23.01

    ?Zwangsheirat, ?Mädchenbeschneidung?, ?Importbräute? und der ?Untergang der islamischen Welt? - so lauten provokante Schlagworte der Islamanalysten Necla Kelek und Hamed Abdel-Samad. Das Besondere daran: Beide Autoren sind Muslime. Sanna Plieschnegger gibt einen Überblick über die Beiträge beider Schriftsteller, die ihre eigene Religion und Kultur... more...