Taylor & Francis India: Middle East Studies

  • Islamists of the Maghreb book cover

    Islamists of the Maghreb

    1st Edition

    By Jeffry Halverson, Nathaniel Greenberg

    In 2011, the Maghreb occupied a prominent place in world headlines when Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, became the birthplace of the so-called Arab Spring. Events in Tunisia sparked huge and sometimes violent uprisings. Longstanding dictatorships fell in their wake. The ensuing democratic reforms resulted in…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • Israel�s Foreign Policy Beyond the Arab World: Engaging the Periphery book cover

    Israel�s Foreign Policy Beyond the Arab World

    Engaging the Periphery, 1st Edition

    By Jean-Loup Samaan

    For over 60 years, Israel’s foreign policy establishment has looked at its regional policy through the lens of a geopolitical concept named "the periphery doctrine." The idea posited that due to the fundamental hostility of neighboring Arab countries, Israel ought to counterbalance this threat…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • Civil Society and Political Reform in Lebanon and Libya: Transition and constraint book cover

    Civil Society and Political Reform in Lebanon and Libya

    Transition and constraint, 1st Edition

    By Carmen Geha

    Lebanon and Libya have undergone critical political events in recent years. However, demands for reform from civic institutions during these transitions have not led to concrete political decisions. Civil Society and Political Reform in Lebanon and Libya reveals the deeply-entrenched historical…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • Israel, the Arabs and Iran: International Relations and Status Quo, 2011-2016 book cover

    Israel, the Arabs and Iran

    International Relations and Status Quo, 2011-2016, 1st Edition

    By Ehud Eilam

    Israel borders four states – Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, and two entities – the Palestinian authority in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza stip. In recent years, despite incidents on the border with Syria and Egypt, the basic strategic status quo with these countries has not changed, and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • Antagonistic Tolerance: Competitive Sharing of Religious Sites and Spaces book cover

    Antagonistic Tolerance

    Competitive Sharing of Religious Sites and Spaces, 1st Edition

    By Robert M. Hayden, Aykan Erdemir, Tuğba Tanyeri-Erdemir, Timothy D. Walker, Devika Rangachari, Manuel Aguilar-Moreno, Enrique López-Hurtado, Milica Bakić-Hayden

     Antagonistic Tolerance examines patterns of coexistence and conflict amongst members of different religious communities, using multidisciplinary research to analyze groups who have peacefully intermingled for generations, and who may have developed aspects of syncretism in their religious…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • Hamas and Ideology: Sheikh Yusuf al-Qara?awi on the Jews, Zionism and Israel book cover

    Hamas and Ideology

    Sheikh Yusuf al-Qara?awi on the Jews, Zionism and Israel, 1st Edition

    By Shaul Bartal, Nesya Rubinstein-Shemer

    Sheikh Yusūf al- Qaraḍāwī is regarded as the most influential contemporary Muslim religious figure. His best-selling book, Al-Ḥalal wal-Ḥaram fi al-Islam ("The Forbidden and the Permitted in Islam") is perhaps one of the most widely read Islamic works, after the Qur’ān. The subject of jihad in…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • EU Foreign Policy and Hamas: Inconsistencies and Paradoxes book cover

    EU Foreign Policy and Hamas

    Inconsistencies and Paradoxes, 1st Edition

    By Adeeb Ziadeh

    Shortly after the overwhelming victory of Hamas in the 2006 parliamentary and municipal elections, civil war broke out in the Gaza Strip between members of the two factions, Hamas and Fatah. The EU, along with the US, UN and Russia, not only gave its support to Fatah against Hamas, but also imposed…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • Aid Paradoxes in Afghanistan: Building and Undermining the State book cover

    Aid Paradoxes in Afghanistan

    Building and Undermining the State, 1st Edition

    By Nematullah Bizhan

    The relationship between aid and state building is highly complex and the effects of aid on weak states depend on donors’ interests, aid modalities and the recipient’s pre-existing institutional and socio-political conditions. This book argues that, in the case of Afghanistan, the country inherited…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • Diasporic Activism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict book cover

    Diasporic Activism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    1st Edition

    By Svenja Gertheiss

    With their homelands at war, can Diasporas lead the way to peace, or do they present an obstacle to conflict resolution, nurturing hate far away from those who actually fall victim to violence? And which of these roles do the Jewish and Palestinian diaspora communities play in the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • Literature and the Islamic Court: Cultural life under al-Sahib Ibn 'Abbad book cover

    Literature and the Islamic Court

    Cultural life under al-Sahib Ibn 'Abbad, 1st Edition

    By Erez Naaman

    Courts were the most important frameworks for the production, performance, and evaluation of literature in medieval Islamic civilization. Patrons vying for prestige attracted to their courts literary people who sought their financial support. The most successful courts assembled outstanding…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • Knowledge Production in the Arab World: The Impossible Promise book cover

    Knowledge Production in the Arab World

    The Impossible Promise, 1st Edition

    By Sari Hanafi, Rigas Arvanitis

    Over recent decades we have witnessed the globalization of research. However, this has yet to translate into a worldwide scientific network, across which competencies and resources can flow freely. Arab countries have strived to join this globalized world and become a ‘knowledge economy,’ yet…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • The Chaldean Catholic Church: Modern History, Ecclesiology and Church-State Relations book cover

    The Chaldean Catholic Church

    Modern History, Ecclesiology and Church-State Relations, 1st Edition

    By Kristian Girling

    This book provides a modern historical study of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq from 2003 to 2013, against a background analysis of the origins and ecclesiological development of the Chaldean community from the sixteenth century onwards.The book offers an insight into the formation of Chaldean…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

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