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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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Civil Society in Algeria The Political Functions of Associational Life

Civil Society in Algeria: The Political Functions of Associational Life

1st Edition

By Andrea Liverani
December 14, 2010

Between 1987 and today Algeria has been engaged in a conflict pitching the army against Islamist guerilla groups which has killed more than 200.000 people. During the same period, Algeria also witnessed the explosion of more than 70,000 voluntary associations, making it one of the most civic-dense ...

Jordanian-Israeli Relations The peacebuilding experience

Jordanian-Israeli Relations: The peacebuilding experience

1st Edition

By Mutayyam al O'ran
November 29, 2010

Jordan’s peace treaty with Israel was unique as it bore the promise of what was termed a "warm" peace between the two warring countries. With legitimacy provided by Madrid and Oslo, hopes for "true" peace, as the Israelis would describe it, were high. This book explores the Jordanian-Israeli ...

Kemalism in Turkish Politics The Republican People's Party, Secularism and Nationalism

Kemalism in Turkish Politics: The Republican People's Party, Secularism and Nationalism

1st Edition

By Sinan Ciddi
November 29, 2010

This book is concerned with Turkey’s political evolution, the role of Kemalism, and why a social democratic alternative has never fully developed. Concentrating on the electoral weaknesses of the Turkish centre-left, represented by the Republican People’s Party (CHP), Sinan Ciddi examines the roles...

Democracy in the Arab World Explaining the Deficit

Democracy in the Arab World: Explaining the Deficit

1st Edition

Edited By Ibrahim Elbadawi, Samir Makdisi
November 17, 2010

Despite notable socio-economic development in the Arab region, a deficit in democracy and political rights has continued to prevail. This book examines the major reasons underlying the persistence of this democracy deficit over the past decades and touches on the prospects for deepening the ...

Secular and Islamic Politics in Turkey The Making of the Justice and Development Party

Secular and Islamic Politics in Turkey: The Making of the Justice and Development Party

1st Edition

Edited By Ümit Cizre
August 18, 2010

Turkey is ninty-nine per cent Muslim, its ruling party, Justice and Development Party (JDP), comes from but denies its Islamist pedigree and has a very secular feel. However, the deeply secular regime distrusts the JDP with regard to its 'true' colours. This book makes sense of these...

Democratization in Morocco The Political Elite and Struggles for Power in the Post-Independence State

Democratization in Morocco: The Political Elite and Struggles for Power in the Post-Independence State

1st Edition

By Lise Storm
July 29, 2010

This book explores the political games of the Moroccan democratization process in the period from independence in 1956 until 2006. By combining a great degree of political theory with empirical material on Morocco, it analyzes the strategies and actions of the various political actors and evaluates...

Plurality and Citizenship in Israel Moving Beyond the Jewish/Palestinian Civil Divide

Plurality and Citizenship in Israel: Moving Beyond the Jewish/Palestinian Civil Divide

1st Edition

Edited By Dan Avnon, Yotam Benziman
December 23, 2009

Israel's political process is too often framed in terms of a dichotomy between Jewish and Arab/Palestinian citizens of the state, a framing which perpetuates political inequality and consequent injustices. This book focuses on the conflict within Israel and the role played by modern states in ...

Israeli Politics and the First Palestinian Intifada Political Opportunities, Framing Processes and Contentious Politics

Israeli Politics and the First Palestinian Intifada: Political Opportunities, Framing Processes and Contentious Politics

1st Edition

By Eitan Alimi
June 26, 2009

As the Palestinian/Israeli conflict continues to be of major importance in the Middle East, this book employs a new agency approach to understanding the conflict, examining the unprecedented challenge mounted by Palestinian insurgents to Israeli military rule in the West Bank and Gaza between ...

The International Politics of the Persian Gulf A Cultural Genealogy

The International Politics of the Persian Gulf: A Cultural Genealogy

1st Edition

By Arshin Adib-Moghaddam
April 16, 2009

Adib-Moghaddam examines the causes and consequences of conflict in one of the most important regions of the world. Bridging the gap between critical theories of international relations and the empirical study of the Gulf area, this book expands on the many ideologies, cultural inventions and ...

Palestinian Refugee Repatriation Global Perspectives

Palestinian Refugee Repatriation: Global Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Dumper
November 07, 2006

The repatriation of Palestinians is a highly topical issue, and a critical component of any future peace process for Israel/Palestine. Until now, the mechanics of repatriation have not been dealt with in detail. This book explores the notion that the Palestinian refugee case is exceptional through ...

Palestinian Refugee Repatriation Global Perspectives

Palestinian Refugee Repatriation: Global Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Dumper
March 09, 2006

The repatriation of Palestinians is a highly topical issue, and a critical component of any future peace process for Israel/Palestine. Until now, the mechanics of repatriation have not been dealt with in detail. This book explores the notion that the Palestinian refugee case is exceptional through ...

Algeria in Transition Reforms and Development Prospects

Algeria in Transition: Reforms and Development Prospects

1st Edition

Edited By Ahmed Aghrout, Redha. M Bougherira
May 27, 2004

This book, by providing an up-to-date, systematic analytical account on transformations in Algeria, makes a valuable contribution to the literature on this country that has not yet received much attention in the Anglo-American academy. Its distinctive feature is that it entirely focuses on Algeria,...

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