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  • Islam and Democracyby John L. Esposito; John O. Voll

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 43.99

    Are Islam and democracy on a collision course? Do Islamic movements seek to "hijack democracy?" How have governments in the Muslim world responded to the many challenges of Islam and democracy today?A global religious resurgence and calls for greater political participation have been major forces in the post-Cold War period. Across the Muslim world,... more...

  • Regimes and Repertoiresby Charles Tilly

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    The means by which people protest?that is, their repertoires of contention?vary radically from one political regime to the next. Highly capable undemocratic regimes such as China's show no visible signs of popular social movements, yet produce many citizen protests against arbitrary, predatory government. Less effective and undemocratic governments... more...

  • Legitimacy in International Societyby Ian Clark

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 47.99

    Policy makers and publics alike regularly debate the legitimacy of international events, such as the war on terror, or war in Iraq. But what exactly does legitimacy mean in an international setting? This major new work provides the first historically and theoretically grounded analysis of this critical issue in contemporary society. Drawing on both... more...

  • Verhärtete Frontenby Thorsten Gerald Schneiders

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99

    "Der Islam ist eine barbarische Ideologie." Es gibt zunehmend Menschen, die solche Auffassungen vertreten. Getarnt hinter dem Begriff Islamkritik, nutzen einige von ihnen die berechtigte Forderung nach der kritischen Auseinandersetzung mit einer Religion und ihren Anhängern aus, um Vorurteile zu schüren. Viele Muslime sind entsetzt. Unter ihnen festigen... more...

  • The Book of Government or Rules for Kingsby Hubert Darke

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    A translation of a classic 11th-century Persian text on behaviour and conduct in government, written between 1086 and 1091 by Nizam al-Mulk, who for over 30 years was Chief Minister of two successive rulers of the Seljuk, who had created an Empire which stretched from India to Egypt. more...

  • Dealing with Wars and Dictatorshipsby Liora Israel; Guillaume Mouralis

    T.M.C. Asser Press 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book examines democratic 'transitions' in light of the advent of international criminal justice, and in relation to previous postwar and more recent purges in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and South Africa. Covers legal and political frameworks and more. more...

  • First Measures of the Coming Insurrectionby Eric Hazan; Kamo; Patrick Camiller

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 14.95

    Eric Hazan and Kamo, arguing against the political right and left, in the form of twentieth-century communism, provide a radical manual for the aftermath of a regime's demise. more...

  • Scripting Revolutionby Keith Baker; Dan Edelstein

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The "Arab Spring" was heralded and publicly embraced by foreign leaders of many countries that define themselves by their own historic revolutions. The contributors to this volume examine the legitimacy of these comparisons by exploring whether or not all modern revolutions follow a pattern or script. Traditionally, historians have studied revolutions... more...

  • Political Islamby Nazih Ayubi

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 61.95

    Islamic theocracy is now firmly established in fundamentalist Iran, and waves of fundamentalism are sweeping the entire Islamic world, and its diaspora. This book examines the claim of those Islamists who contend that, as a belief system and a way of life, Islam carries with it a theory of politics and the state which should be applied unquestioningly.... more...

  • Revolution and Reform in Russia and Iranby Tazmini Ghoncheh

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95

    The Russian Revolutions of 1917 and the Iranian Revolution of 1979 are two examples of dramatic, sudden and extraordinary political upheaval that significantly altered the nature of the state and society in the modern age. Here, Ghoncheh Tazmini provides an unprecedented comparative look at these two major revolutions of the twentieth century: their... more...