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Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics


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This series is concerned with recent political developments in the region. It will have a range of different approaches and include both single authored monographs and edited volumes covering issues such as international relations, foreign intervention, security, political Islam, democracy, ideology and public policy.

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Lebanese Political Parties Dream of a Republic

Lebanese Political Parties: Dream of a Republic

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Christian Thuselt
May 20, 2021

This book examines Lebanese political parties and their encounters with modernity. Taking three, mainly Christian parties as an example, the book refutes the idea of Middle Eastern parties being backwards or antiquated. By combining historical and anthropological perspectives, it is shown that ...

Turkey's Electoral Geography Trends, Behaviors, and Identities

Turkey's Electoral Geography: Trends, Behaviors, and Identities

1st Edition

Edited By Edip Asaf Bekaroğlu, Gülsen Kaya Osmanbaşoğlu
March 12, 2021

Analyzing Turkey’s electoral geography, this volume evaluates the geographical repercussions of the elections in Turkey since the establishment of multiparty politics in 1950. The book focuses on the last two decades, examining the interaction between electoral behavior and regional dynamics. ...

Indigenous Land Rights in Israel A Comparative Study of the Bedouin

Indigenous Land Rights in Israel: A Comparative Study of the Bedouin

1st Edition

By Morad Elsana
November 30, 2020

Introducing the Negev–Bedouin land issue from the international indigenous land rights perspective, this comparative study suggests options for the recognition of their land. The book demonstrates that the Bedouin land dispossession, like many indigenous peoples’, progressed through several phases ...

Nationalism and Islamism in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq The Emergence of the Kurdistan Islamic Union

Nationalism and Islamism in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: The Emergence of the Kurdistan Islamic Union

1st Edition

By Mohammad Salih Mustafa
November 30, 2020

Exploring a new political phenomenon in the Middle East, this book studies the reconciliation of nationalism and Islamism by Islamic political parties in the context of nation states. Islamism in Kurdistan has become significantly framed by the politics of nationalism. Although the concept ...

Middle Eastern Monarchies Ingroup Identity and Foreign Policy Making

Middle Eastern Monarchies: Ingroup Identity and Foreign Policy Making

1st Edition

By Anna Sunik
August 04, 2020

The monograph explores the dynamics of ingroup identity in the foreign policy-making of Middle Eastern monarchies from the evolution of the regional system after the World Wars until the present. Utilising an innovative theoretical framework that combines Foreign Policy Analysis in the context of ...

Saudi Interventions in Yemen A Historical Comparison of Ontological Insecurity

Saudi Interventions in Yemen: A Historical Comparison of Ontological Insecurity

1st Edition

By Caroline F. Tynan
July 30, 2020

This book explains the Saudi decision to launch a direct military intervention in Yemen in 2015 by comparing it with the monarchy’s response to Egyptian intervention into Yemen in 1962. It does so through the lens of domestic politics by tracing the monarchy’s response to the opposition in both ...

Islam, Jews and the Temple Mount The Rock of Our/Their Existence

Islam, Jews and the Temple Mount: The Rock of Our/Their Existence

1st Edition

By Yitzhak Reiter, Dvir Dimant
June 03, 2020

This study presents the first comprehensive survey of the abundant early Islamic sources that recognize the historical Jewish bond to the Temple Mount (Masjid al-Aqsa) and Jerusalem. Analyzing these sources in light of the views of contemporary Muslim religious scholars, thinkers and writers, who –...

The Iraqi Kurds and the Cold War Regional Politics, 1958–1975

The Iraqi Kurds and the Cold War: Regional Politics, 1958–1975

1st Edition

By Hawraman Ali
February 21, 2020

Examining the effects of the Cold War and regional politics on the Iraqi Kurds between 1958 and 1975, this study demonstrates how regional and international powers sought to exploit the Iraqi Kurds in their quest for statehood. The research draws on a plethora of British and American archival ...

Erdoğan’s ‘New’ Turkey Attempted Coup d’état and the Acceleration of Political Crisis

Erdoğan’s ‘New’ Turkey: Attempted Coup d’état and the Acceleration of Political Crisis

1st Edition

Edited By Nikos Christofis
October 31, 2019

Demonstrating how Turkey’s politics have developed, this book focuses on the causes and consequences of the failed coup d'état of 15 July 2016. The momentous event and its aftermath challenges us to ask if the coup was the cause of Turkey’s present crisis, or simply an accelerant of trends already ...

Religion and Hezbollah Political Ideology and Legitimacy

Religion and Hezbollah: Political Ideology and Legitimacy

1st Edition

By Mariam Farida
August 07, 2019

This comprehensive and thought-provoking volume examines the role and function of religion in Hezbollah’s political strategy in the context of contemporary Lebanese politics and global security. The book demonstrates how Hezbollah uses religious mechanisms such as taklif shari (religious assessment...

Ethnicity and Party Politics in Turkey The Rise of the Kurdish Party during the Kurdish Opening Process

Ethnicity and Party Politics in Turkey: The Rise of the Kurdish Party during the Kurdish Opening Process

1st Edition

By Berna Öney
July 16, 2019

Delving into Turkey’s political playing field, this book examines how an ethnic party increased its vote shares. The case study looks at the rise of the Kurdish party in Turkey’s 2011 national elections in relation to the mainstream political parties' strategies. The research explores the strategy...

The Decline of Democracy in Turkey A Comparative Study of Hegemonic Party Rule

The Decline of Democracy in Turkey: A Comparative Study of Hegemonic Party Rule

1st Edition

By Kürşat Çınar
May 21, 2019

This book explores the roots of the decline of democracy and the rise of hegemonic parties in Turkey, by comparing the Justice and Development Party (AKP) with other comparable cases throughout the world. Offering a novel analysis in the rise of hegemonic parties, this book incorporates the ...

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