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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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Indigenous Land Rights in Israel A Comparative Study of the Bedouin

Indigenous Land Rights in Israel A Comparative Study of the Bedouin

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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

Forthcoming

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 significantly become framed by the politics of nationalism. Although the concept of ...

Middle Eastern Monarchies Ingroup Identity and Foreign Policy Making

Middle Eastern Monarchies Ingroup Identity and Foreign Policy Making

1st Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Women in Turkey Silent Consensus in the Age of Neoliberalism and Islamic Conservatism

Women in Turkey Silent Consensus in the Age of Neoliberalism and Islamic Conservatism

1st Edition

Gamze Çavdar, Yavuz Yaşar
May 21, 2019

This book provides a socio-economic examination of the status of women in contemporary Turkey, assessing how policies have combined elements of neoliberalism and Islamic conservatism. Using rich qualitative and quantitative analyses, Women in Turkey analyses the policies concerning women in the ...

Mobilizing Religion in Middle East Politics A Comparative Study of Israel and Turkey

Mobilizing Religion in Middle East Politics A Comparative Study of Israel and Turkey

1st Edition

Yusuf Sarfati
May 20, 2019

Contrary to the expectations of the secularization theorists, religious political movements rose to prominence in numerous countries across the globe in the past three decades. By examining the conditions that underlie the electoral fortunes of religious actors in democratic regimes, this book ...

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