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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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The Muslim Brotherhood in Contemporary Egypt Democracy Redefined or Confined?

The Muslim Brotherhood in Contemporary Egypt: Democracy Redefined or Confined?

1st Edition

By Mariz Tadros
June 19, 2014

The Muslim Brotherhood is one of the oldest and most influential Islamist movements. As the party ascends to power in Egypt, it is poised to adopt a new system of governance and state–society relations, the effects of which are likely to extend well beyond Egypt’s national borders. This book ...

Islamic Entrepreneurship

Islamic Entrepreneurship

1st Edition

By Rasem N. Kayed, M. Kabir Hassan
February 13, 2013

This book discusses the idea that there is a specific Islamic form of entrepreneurship. Based on extensive original research amongst small and medium sized enterprises in Saudi Arabia, it shows how businesses are started and how they grow in the context of an Islamic economy and society. It argues ...

The Secret Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations in Oslo Their Success and Why the Process Ultimately Failed

The Secret Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations in Oslo: Their Success and Why the Process Ultimately Failed

1st Edition

By Sven Behrendt
October 23, 2013

The Oslo secret negotiations from 1992 to 1993 were some of the most astonishing and also successful negotiations in the Middle East, leading to the mutual recognition between the PLO and Israel. Through an in-depth examination of the Oslo negotiations, this book argues that at the core of the ...

Iran-Turkey Relations, 1979-2011 Conceptualising the Dynamics of Politics, Religion and Security in Middle-Power States

Iran-Turkey Relations, 1979-2011: Conceptualising the Dynamics of Politics, Religion and Security in Middle-Power States

1st Edition

By Suleyman Elik
October 03, 2013

Both Turkey and Iran are large and important countries in the Middle East; how these two countries relate to each other is of crucial importance both for the region and for the wider world. This book explores the diplomatic, security and energy relations of these two middle power states since 1979,...

The International Politics of the Red Sea

The International Politics of the Red Sea

1st Edition

By Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Emma C. Murphy
October 03, 2013

This pioneering book is the first comprehensive study of the Red Sea as a sub-region of the international system in its own right. Examining the international politics of the Red Sea region from the Cold War to the present day, it argues that the Red Sea area demonstrates the characteristics of a ...

Iran and the International System

Iran and the International System

1st Edition

Edited By Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Reza Molavi
September 20, 2013

Much attention in the West has focused on Iran as a problem country. This book challenges the representations of Iran as a hostile regional power led by ideologues, and goes further by discussing how international relations are viewed from inside Iran itself, outlining the factors which underpin ...

Palestinian Christians in Israel State Attitudes towards Non-Muslims in a Jewish State

Palestinian Christians in Israel: State Attitudes towards Non-Muslims in a Jewish State

1st Edition

By Una McGahern
September 20, 2013

Although Christians form a significant proportion of the Palestinian Arab minority in Israel, very little research has, until now, been undertaken to examine their complicated position within Israel. This book demonstrates the limits of analyses which characterise state-minority relations in Israel...

Islam Encountering Globalisation

Islam Encountering Globalisation

1st Edition

Edited By Ali Mohammadi
October 11, 2002

One of the greatest dilemmas facing Muslims today is the fact that Muslim culture is often seemingly incompatible with the culture of the modern Western world, and the features associated with it - technological progress, consumerism, and new electronic communication, all of which have the ...

Contested Sudan The Political Economy of War and Reconstruction

Contested Sudan: The Political Economy of War and Reconstruction

1st Edition

By Ibrahim Elnur
October 10, 2012

Since gaining independence in 1956, Sudan has endured a troubled history, including the longest civil war in African history in Southern Sudan and more recent conflicts such as the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. This book explores this history of ensuing conflict, examining why Sudan failed to ...

Monetary Union in the Gulf Prospects for a Single Currency in the Arabian Peninsula

Monetary Union in the Gulf: Prospects for a Single Currency in the Arabian Peninsula

1st Edition

By Emilie Rutledge
October 10, 2012

At a time of momentous shifts in the balance of world economic forces epitomized by the current oil price boom, the weakening US dollar and the global credit crunch; the meteoric rise of the Arabian peninsula cannot be understated. Neither, therefore, can their planned monetary union. As key ...

Islands and International Politics in the Persian Gulf The Abu Musa and Tunbs in Strategic Context

Islands and International Politics in the Persian Gulf: The Abu Musa and Tunbs in Strategic Context

1st Edition

By Kourosh Ahmadi
September 18, 2012

The position of the Persian Gulf as the main highway between East and West has long given this region special significance both within the Middle East and in global affairs more generally. This book examines the history of international relations in the Gulf since the 1820s as great powers such as ...

China's Relations with Arabia and the Gulf 1949-1999

China's Relations with Arabia and the Gulf 1949-1999

1st Edition

By Mohamed Mousa Mohamed Ali Bin Huwaidin
December 01, 2011

This book provides a detailed analysis of China's foreign policy towards the Gulf and Arabian peninsula region from the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949 to the end of the 20th century. Based on extensive original research, it looks at the relations between China and each of ...

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