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Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

About the Series

This series includes the latest research on a broad range of topics from the social sciences and humanities. It aims to provide a comprehensive forum for cutting edge monographs and edited volumes on this vital region and religion.

27 Series Titles

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Turkey's Kurds A Theoretical Analysis of the PKK and Abdullah Ocalan

Turkey's Kurds: A Theoretical Analysis of the PKK and Abdullah Ocalan

1st Edition

By Ali Kemal Özcan
December 13, 2010

The Kurdish Worker's Party (PKK) is examined here in this text on Kurdish nationalism. Incorporating recent field-based research results and newly translated material on Abdullah Ocalan, the PKK's long-time leader; it explores the nature and the organizational working of the party, from its ...

The Baha'is of Iran Socio-Historical Studies

The Baha'is of Iran: Socio-Historical Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Dominic Parviz Brookshaw, Seena B. Fazel
October 04, 2010

The Baha’i community of Iran is the country’s largest non-Muslim religious minority. This collection of essays presents a comprehensive study of the social and historical development of the Baha’i community, and its role in shaping modern Iran. Central to this study is the pioneering character of ...

Chaos in Yemen Societal Collapse and the New Authoritarianism

Chaos in Yemen: Societal Collapse and the New Authoritarianism

1st Edition

By Isa Blumi
April 10, 2012

Chaos in Yemen challenges recent interpretations of Yemen’s complex social, political and economic transformations since unification in 1990. By offering a new perspective to the violence afflicting the larger region, it explains why the ‘Abdullah ‘Ali Salih regime has become the principal ...

Beyond the Arab Disease New Perspectives in Politics and Culture

Beyond the Arab Disease: New Perspectives in Politics and Culture

1st Edition

By Riad Nourallah
December 20, 2011

Presenting bold and original insights, this book examines the policies and diplomacies pursued by Arab and Western governments, while discussing both the political and cultural roles played by the modern Arab World. It explores the various facets of the malaise affecting the Arab world, stressing ...

Trajectories of Education in the Arab World Legacies and Challenges

Trajectories of Education in the Arab World: Legacies and Challenges

1st Edition

Edited By Osama Abi-Mershed
April 14, 2011

Trajectories of Education in the Arab World gives a broad yet detailed historical and geographical overview of education in Arab countries. Drawing on pre-modern and modern educational concepts, systems, and practices in the Arab world, this book examines the impact of Western cultural influence, ...

Egypt's Culture Wars Politics and Practice

Egypt's Culture Wars: Politics and Practice

1st Edition

By Samia Mehrez
March 17, 2011

This ground-breaking work presents original research on cultural politics and battles in Egypt at the turn of the twenty first century. It deconstructs the boundaries between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture drawing on conceptual tools in cultural studies, translation studies and gender studies to analyze ...

Syria's Kurds History, Politics and Society

Syria's Kurds: History, Politics and Society

1st Edition

By Jordi Tejel
February 04, 2011

This book is a decisive contribution to the study of Kurdish history in Syria since the mandatory period (1920-1946) up to nowadays. Avoiding an essentialist approach, Jordi Tejel provides fine, complex and sometimes paradoxical analysis about the articulation between tribal, local, regional, and...

Family in the Middle East Ideational Change in Egypt, Iran and Tunisia

Family in the Middle East: Ideational Change in Egypt, Iran and Tunisia

1st Edition

Edited By Kathryn M. Yount, Hoda Rashad
January 27, 2011

Explores, from a historical comparative perspective, the globalization of dominant myths of ‘modern’ family and society, and their effects on families in Egypt, Iran, and Tunisia uniquely contributing to sociological debates about globalization....

Nietzsche and Islam

Nietzsche and Islam

1st Edition

By Roy Jackson
January 27, 2011

In the light of current events, particularly the ‘post September 11th’ debates with much focus on aspects of the ‘clash of civilisation’ thesis, the issue of Islamic identity is a crucial one. Whilst Friedrich Nietzsche was addressing an audience of a different culture and age, his own originality,...

Egypt in the Twenty First Century Challenges for Development

Egypt in the Twenty First Century: Challenges for Development

1st Edition

Edited By M. Riad El-Ghonemy
December 13, 2010

The book focuses on three main themes: overpopulation associated with low productivity, unemployment, persistent poverty and weak savings and investment capacity the post-1950 development strategies and their outcomes the institutional structures that are constraining economic and political ...

Iraqi Kurdistan Political Development and Emergent Democracy

Iraqi Kurdistan: Political Development and Emergent Democracy

1st Edition

By Gareth R. V. Stansfield
December 13, 2010

The Iraqi Kurds have enjoyed de facto statehood in the north of Iraq for over a decade but Intra-Kurdish fighting, military incursions by Turkey and Iran and the constant threat posed by Saddam Hussein have plagued this 'democratic experiment'. In this book, Stansfield explores the development of ...

Islam and Human Rights in Practice Perspectives Across the Ummah

Islam and Human Rights in Practice: Perspectives Across the Ummah

1st Edition

Edited By Shahram Akbarzadeh, Benjamin MacQueen
December 13, 2010

Questions over the compatibility of Islam and Human Rights have become a key area of debate in the perceived tensions between ‘Islam and the West’. In many ways, discussion over the stance of Islam in relation to such factors as gender rights, religious freedom, social and political freedoms, and ...

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