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Middle EastIncluding Turkey, Iran, Israel, Arabian Penninsula

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  • Voices of the New Arab Publicby Marc Lynch

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    Marc Lynch draws on interviews conducted in the Middle East and analyses of Arab satellite television programs, op-ed pages, and public opinion polls to examine the nature, evolution, and influence of the new Arab public sphere. According to Lynch, the days of monolithic Arab opinion are over, and the way in which Arab governments and the United... more...

  • The Arab Springby Hamid Dabashi

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 19.95

    In this landmark book, Hamid Dabashi argues that the revolutionary uprisings from Morocco to Iran and from Syria to Yemen were driven by a 'delayed defiance' - a point of rebellion against domestic tyranny and globalized disempowerment alike - that signifies no less than the end of Postcolonialism. more...

  • Peaceful Islamist Mobilization in the Muslim Worldby PhD Julie Chernov Hwang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 33.00

    This book presents a compelling and innovative new theory and framework for examining the variation in Islamist mobilization strategies in Muslim Asia and the Middle East. more...

  • The Arab Stateby Adham Saouli

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the conditions of state formation and survival in the Middle East. Based on Historical Sociology, it provides a model for study of the state in the Arab world and a theory to explain its survival. Examining states as a ‘process’, the author argues that what emerged in the Middle East in the beginning of the twentieth century... more...

  • Hizbullahby Naim Qassem

    Saqi 2012; US$ 11.99

    Hizbullah ('Party of God') is one of the Middle East's major political forces. Sheikh Naim Qassem, its Deputy Secretary-General, provides and insider's view of this Shi'ite resistance group turned political party, from its inception to the present day. Formed in 1982 in response to Israel's invasion of Lebanon, Hizbullah was instrumental in forcing... more...

  • Inevitable Democracy in the Arab Worldby Wissam S. Yafi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 33.00

    Wissam S. Yafi argues that there are four dynamics leading to inevitable change in the Arab region: geopolitical, geoeconomic, geosocial, and technological. Yafi comes to the conclusion that no system will be able to support the dynamics in place except for democracy. more...

  • Middle East Authoritarianismsby Steven Heydemann; Reinoud Leenders

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Assesses the factors that contribute to regime resilience in Syria and Iran, exploring their flexibility and their constraints as they confront unprecedented challenges. more...

  • Political Regimes in the Arab Worldby Ferran Izquierdo Brichs

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 53.95

    One of the implications of Orientalism is that the Arab world, as a homogenous entity, is often analysed as an anomaly within the international system. This book argues that, despite their differences, societies across the globe ultimately construct their own history according to very similar dynamics and tensions. The methodological approach of... more...

  • Democratic Transition in the Middle Eastby Larbi Sadiki; Heiko Wimmen; Layla Al Zubaidi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Popular uprisings and revolts across the Arab Middle East have often resulted in a democratic faragh or void in power. How society seeks to fill that void, regardless of whether the regime falls or survives, is the common trajectory followed by the seven empirical case studies published here for the first time. This edited volume seeks to unpack... more...

  • The Arab Revoltsby Edited by David McMurray and Amanda Ufheil-Somers

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    The 2011 eruptions of popular discontent across the Arab world, popularly dubbed the Arab Spring, were local manifestations of a regional mass movement for democracy, freedom, and human dignity. Authoritarian regimes were either overthrown or put on notice that the old ways of oppressing their subjects would no longer be tolerated. These essays from... more...