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Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series


About the Series

The primary aim of this series is to publish original, high quality, research-level work, by both new and established scholars, on all aspects of the modern Middle East and Islamic world. Works of synthesis, reference books and edited collections will also be considered. Submissions from prospective authors are welcomed, and should be sent in the first instance to the series editor.

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Good Governance in the Middle East Oil Monarchies

Good Governance in the Middle East Oil Monarchies

1st Edition

Edited By Martin Hetherington, Tom Pierre Najem
August 14, 2018

The concept of 'good governance' is of increasing importance, and is used by international organizations to ensure reasonable conformity to high standards in states which participate in the global trading regime and other international activities. This book examines the concept of good governance ...

Russia's Middle East Policy From Lenin to Putin

Russia's Middle East Policy: From Lenin to Putin

1st Edition

By Alexey Vasiliev
March 23, 2018

This extraordinary book charts the development of Russia’s relations with the Middle East from the Russian Revolution of 1917 to the present. It covers both high and low points – the closeness to Nasser’s Egypt, followed by reversal; the successful invasion of Afghanistan which later turned into a ...

Islamism and Globalisation in Jordan The Muslim Brotherhood's Quest for Hegemony

Islamism and Globalisation in Jordan: The Muslim Brotherhood's Quest for Hegemony

1st Edition

By Daniel Atzori
January 12, 2018

This book explores the activities of the local Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan. It examines how the Brotherhood, working to establish an alternative social, political and moral order through a network of Islamic institutions, made a huge contribution to the transformation of Jordanian society. It ...

Lebanon and the Arab Uprisings In the Eye of the Hurricane

Lebanon and the Arab Uprisings: In the Eye of the Hurricane

1st Edition

Edited By Maximilian Felsch, Martin Wählisch
January 12, 2018

The Arab uprisings have put Lebanon under increased strain. While the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt caused limited reverberations, the war in Syria echoed in the fine-tuned political and confessional balance of Lebanon. Over one million refugees, equal to one-quarter of Lebanon’s population, ...

The Military in Post-Revolutionary Iran The Evolution and Roles of the Revolutionary Guards

The Military in Post-Revolutionary Iran: The Evolution and Roles of the Revolutionary Guards

1st Edition

By Hesam Forozan
January 12, 2018

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, also known as the 'Sepah', has wielded considerable and increasing power in Iran in recent decades. Established in 1979 by Ayatollah Khomeini as a paramilitary organisation charged with protecting the nascent Islamic regime and countering the untrustworthy Imperial...

The Emerging Middle East-East Asia Nexus

The Emerging Middle East-East Asia Nexus

1st Edition

Edited By Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Yukiko Miyagi
January 03, 2018

As the economies of East Asia grow ever stronger, their need for energy resources increases, which in turn compels closer relations with the countries of the Middle East. This book examines the developing relations between the countries of East Asia, especially China and Japan, with the countries ...

Islam and Pakistan's Political Culture

Islam and Pakistan's Political Culture

1st Edition

By Farhan Mujahid Chak
October 12, 2017

This book explores the ideological rivalry which is fuelling political instability in Muslim polities, discussing this in relation to Pakistan. It argues that the principal dilemma for Muslim polities is how to reconcile modernity and tradition. It discusses existing scholarship on the subject, ...

Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World

Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World

1st Edition

Edited By Abir Hamdar, Lindsey Moore
October 12, 2017

Whereas most studies of Islamism focus on politics and religious ideology, this book analyses the ways in which Islamism in the Arab world is defined, reflected, transmitted and contested in a variety of creative and other cultural forms. It covers a range of contexts of production and reception, ...

Moroccan Foreign Policy under Mohammed VI, 1999-2014

Moroccan Foreign Policy under Mohammed VI, 1999-2014

1st Edition

By Irene Fernandez-Molina
October 12, 2017

This book presents a comprehensive survey of Moroccan foreign policy since 1999. It considers the objectives, actors and decision-making processes involved, and outlines Morocco's foreign policy activity in key areas such as the international management of the Western Sahara conflict and relations ...

Nuclear Politics in Asia

Nuclear Politics in Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Marzieh Kouhi Esfahani, Ariabarzan Mohammadi
September 01, 2017

Asia has the world’s highest concentration of nuclear weapons and the most significant recent developments related to nuclear proliferation, as well as the world’s most critical conflicts and considerable political instability. The containment and prevention of nuclear proliferation, especially in ...

The Sudanese Communist Party Ideology and Party Politics

The Sudanese Communist Party: Ideology and Party Politics

1st Edition

By Tareq Y. Ismael
May 31, 2017

This book serves as a case study of the Sudanese Communist Party and its impact as a grassroots movement that championed the Sudanese people. It accomplishes this by providing a rich narrative that details the SCP's inception, main players, important milestones and values of the Party. In this ...

Iraq in the Twenty-First Century Regime Change and the Making of a Failed State

Iraq in the Twenty-First Century: Regime Change and the Making of a Failed State

1st Edition

By Tareq Y. Ismael, Jacqueline S. Ismael
May 25, 2017

Much has been written about the events surrounding the 2003 Anglo-American invasion of Iraq and its aftermath, especially about the intentions, principles, plans and course of action of US policy, but much less attention has been given to the consequences of US policy on Iraqi political and social ...

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