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  • Combating Corruptionby J. Hatchard

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Drawing on numerous recent examples of good and bad practice from around the continent, this insightful volume explores the legal issues involved in developing and enhancing good governance and accountability within African states, as well as addressing the need for other states worldwide to demonstrate the ‘transnational political will’... 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...

  • 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...

  • Identity, Citizenship, and Political Conflict in Africaby Edmond J. Keller

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Reflecting on the processes of nation-building and citizenship formation in Africa, Edmond J. Keller believes that although some deep parochial identities have eroded, they have not disappeared and may be more assertive than previously thought, especially in instances of political conflict. Keller reconsiders how national identity has been understood... 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$ 23.13

    ?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...

  • 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...