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  • Reconstructing the Authoritarian State in Africaby George Klay Jr. Kieh; Pita Ogaba Agbese

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00

    This work seeks to examine the nature and dynamics of authoritarianism in Africa and to suggest ways in which the states covered in the book can be democratically reconstituted. 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

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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 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...

  • Cultural Authority and Political Culture in Chinaby Christian Soffel; Hoyt Cleveland Tillman

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 39.34

    How have political conflicts impacted philosophical concepts and the rise of particular intellectual lineages in China? This question is part of a contested issue ? the relative strength of state power and intellectuals' cultural authority. A nuanced fathoming of Confucian intellectual currents in Zhu Xi's wake reveals that his ideas were... more...

  • De Facto Federalism In Chinaby Zheng Yongnian

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 193.00

    This book is the first attempt to conceptualize China’s central-local relations from the behavioral perspective. Although China does not have a federalist system of government, the author believes that, with deepening reform and openness, China’s central-local relations is increasingly functioning on federalist principles. Federalism as a... more...