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Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series


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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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Lebanon and the Arab Uprisings In the Eye of the Hurricane

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

1st Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marzieh Kouhi Esfahani, Ariabarzan Mohammadi
August 31, 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

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

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 ...

Russia–Iran Relations Since the End of the Cold War

Russia–Iran Relations Since the End of the Cold War

1st Edition

Eric D. Moore
May 10, 2017

This book presents a comprehensive, systematic analysis of Russia– Iran relations in the period following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. It discusses the key areas – such as trade, arms sales, nuclear developments, and potential areas of friction in the Caspian Sea – where co-operation ...

Muslim Family Law in Western Courts

Muslim Family Law in Western Courts

1st Edition

Elisa Giunchi
December 14, 2016

This book focuses on Islamic family law as interpreted and applied by judges in Europe, Australia and North America. It uses court transcriptions and observations to discuss how the most contentious marriage-related issues - consent and age of spouses, dower, polygamy, and divorce - are adjudicated...

Adjudicating Family Law in Muslim Courts

Adjudicating Family Law in Muslim Courts

1st Edition

Elisa Giunchi
April 24, 2016

While there are many books on Islamic family law, the literature on its enforcement is scarce. This book focuses on how Islamic family law is interpreted and applied by judges in a range of Muslim countries – Sunni and Shi'a, as well as Arab and non-Arab. It thereby aids the understanding of ...

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