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  • Dealing with Wars and Dictatorshipsby

    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...

  • Islam and the Foundations of Political Powerby Ali Abdel Razek; Abdou Filali-Ansary; Maryam Loutfi

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 33.99

    Egypt, 1925: the Muslim world is in turmoil over Mustapha Kamal Ataturk's proposal to abolish the caliphate in Turkey. The debate over Islam and politics re-ignites as traditional political systems dissolve under pressure from European powers and most Muslim countries lose their sovereignty. Into this debate enters Ali Abdel Razek, a religious... more...

  • The Theory of Social Revolutionsby Brooks Adams

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 7.95

    In America, in 1770, a well-defined aristocracy held control. As an effect of the Industrial Revolution upon industry and commerce, the Revolutionary War occurred, the colonial aristocracy misjudged the environment, adhered to Great Britain, were exiled, lost their property, and perished. Immediately after the American Revolution and also as a part... more...

  • Revolutionary Overthrow of Constitutional Orders in Africaby Carlson Anyangwe

    Langaa RPCIG 2012; US$ 24.70

    The subject of revolutionary overthrow of constitutional orders in Africa is at the intersection of three disciplines: jurisprudence and legal philosophy, constitutional law and power politics, and civil-military relations, that is, military security policy which is one aspect of national security policy. The subject is of interest in at least four... 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...

  • Dictatorship in History and Theoryby Peter Baehr; Melvin Richter

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00

    Historians and political theorists consider the subject of nineteenth- and twentieth-century dictatorships. more...

  • Scripting Revolutionby Keith Baker; Dan Edelstein

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    "This book is long overdue and will undoubtedly become a landmark in the comparative study of revolutions."?Darrin McMahon, Dartmouth College 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... more...

  • Hegemony and Sovereign Equalityby M. J. Balogun

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 169.00

    The ?interest contiguity theory,? which is the book?s centerpiece, holds that rather than a smooth, one-way cruise through history, humankind?s journey from the inception to the present has brought him/her face to face with broadly three types of interests. The first is the individual interest, which, strange as it may sound, tends to be internally... more...

  • State in Contemporary Islamic Thought, Theby Abdelilah Belkeziz

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    The debates on 'Islam and Modernity' clearly include in their analysis notions of the State. Abdelillah Belkeziz here charts the development of the concept of 'the state' (al-dawlah) in Islamic discourse over the last two centuries. The result is a tour de force survey of the most influential Muslim thinkers of the modern era, which encompasses three... more...

  • Jihad and its Interpretation in Pre-Colonial Moroccoby Amira K. Bennison

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    This book investigates the importance of waging jihad for legitimacy in pre-colonial Morocco. It counters colonial interpretations of the pre-colonial Moroccan sultanate as hopelessly divided into territories of 'obedience' and 'dissidence' by suggesting that state-society warfare was one aspect of a constant process of political negotiation. Detailed... more...