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  • Die Hisbollah - Fluch oder Segen für den Libanon? Governance-Analyse eines ambivalenten Verhältnissesby Tom Konzack

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 38.08

    Hauptbeschreibung Der 1920 unter französischem Völkerbund-Mandat konstituierte Staat Libanon verdeutlicht das Ringen zahlreicher externer Akteure um gesellschaftlichen, politischen und wirtschaftlichen Einfluss in der Nah- und Mittelost-Region. Von Israel und Syrien eingeschlossen, liegt die Republik an der Konfliktlinie zwischen dem arabischem Raum... more...

  • Rule by Numbersby U. Kalpagam

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    Rule by Numbers offers original perspectives on the construction of the colonial state and colonial power in the framework of governmentality and draws implications for the postcolonial nation-state in the contemporary period. This book specifically focuses on the production of statistical knowledge as part of colonial governance. 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 Syriaby 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    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...

  • Iraq Constitution: Petroleum Resources Legislation and International Policyby Muhammed A Mazeel

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 49.01

    Hauptbeschreibung This book covers policy proposals and interim contracts, assesses the positions of various Iraqi political actors and examines the potential significance for international foreign policy goals in Iraq. Despite a lack of progress in reaching agreements on the hydro-carbon sector and revenue sharing legislation to set new conditions... more...

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

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 36.72

    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...