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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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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

By Gamze Çavdar, Yavuz Yaşar
May 21, 2019

Winner of the 2021 Suraj Mal and Shyama Devi Agarwal Book Prize 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, ...

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

By 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 ...

Israel in a Turbulent Region Security and Foreign Policy

Israel in a Turbulent Region: Security and Foreign Policy

1st Edition

Edited By Tore T. Petersen
February 28, 2019

This anthology examines and deconstructs what Israeli security looks like and how its various security identities have evolved both before the establishment of the state and in the years and decades since 1948. It casts light on how aspects of Israel’s foreign relations have been shaped as much by ...

Patterns of Nationhood and Saving the State in Turkey Ottomanism, Nationalism and Multiculturalism

Patterns of Nationhood and Saving the State in Turkey: Ottomanism, Nationalism and Multiculturalism

1st Edition

By Serhun Al
January 22, 2019

Patterns of Nationhood and Saving the State in Turkey tackles a theoretical puzzle in understanding the state policy changes toward minorities and nationhood, first by placing the state in the historical context of the international system and second by unpacking the state through analysis of ...

Power Sharing in Lebanon Consociationalism Since 1820

Power Sharing in Lebanon: Consociationalism Since 1820

1st Edition

By Eduardo Wassim Aboultaif
January 10, 2019

This book studies the origins and evolution of power sharing in Lebanon. The author has established a relationship between mobilization, ethnurgy (ethnic identification), memory and trauma, and how they impact power sharing provisions. The book starts with the events in the 1820s, when ...

Participation Culture in the Gulf Networks, Politics and Identity

Participation Culture in the Gulf: Networks, Politics and Identity

1st Edition

Edited By Nele Lenze, Charlotte Schriwer
August 23, 2018

This book examines the civil–social interactions which have shaped and continue to influence the political and social development of modern Gulf societies. It analyses the influence of public and private social spaces, such as sports arenas and dawawin as well as developments in the legal and ...

Turkey's Democratization Process

Turkey's Democratization Process

1st Edition

Edited By Carmen Rodriguez, Antonio Avalos, Hakan Yilmaz, Ana I. Planet
August 23, 2018

Since the end of the 1980 coup d’état Turkey has been in the midst of a complex process of democratization. Applying methodological pluralism in order to provide a comprehensive analysis of this process in a Turkish context, this book brings together contributions from prominent, Turkish, English, ...

Saudi Maritime Policy Integrated Governance

Saudi Maritime Policy: Integrated Governance

1st Edition

By Hatim Al-Bisher, Selina Stead, Tim Gray
August 09, 2018

Because marine governance in most countries is sectoral, maritime policies are frequently fragmented, reactive, and even contradictory, meaning that marine resources are underutilized and poorly protected. To avoid these problems, the concept of integrated national maritime policy (INMP) has been ...

The Religionization of Israeli Society

The Religionization of Israeli Society

1st Edition

By Yoav Peled, Horit Herman Peled
August 02, 2018

During Israel's military operation in Gaza in the summer of 2014 the commanding officer of the Givati infantry brigade, Colonel Ofer Vinter, called upon his troops to fight "the terrorists who defame the God of Israel." This unprecedented call for religious war by a senior IDF commander caused an ...

Democratic Consolidation in Turkey Micro and macro challenges

Democratic Consolidation in Turkey: Micro and macro challenges

1st Edition

Edited By Cengiz Erisen, Paul Kubicek
June 28, 2018

While Turkey has made major strides in democratic reforms in the late 1990s and early 2000s, progress has, in many ways, stalled. Turkey remains "democratic" in the sense that attaining political power depends upon winning votes, but in recent years its leadership has taken a majoritarian view of ...

Party Politics in Turkey A Comparative Perspective

Party Politics in Turkey: A Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Edited By Sabri Sayarı, Pelin Ayan Musil, Özhan Demirkol
February 07, 2018

Although the literature on party politics has significantly advanced both methodologically and theoretically in recent years, the study of political parties in Turkey has been noticeably disconnected and lacking from such conversations. This book evaluates well-established theories and trends in ...

The Turkish Deep State State Consolidation, Civil-Military Relations and Democracy

The Turkish Deep State: State Consolidation, Civil-Military Relations and Democracy

1st Edition

By Mehtap Sooyler
December 13, 2017

The deep state ranks among the most critical issues in Turkish politics. This book traces its origins and offers an explanation of the emergence and trajectory of the deep state; the meaning and function of informal and authoritarian institutions in the formal security sector of a democratic regime...

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