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  • Industrial Development in Africa

    Mapping Industrialization Pathways for a Leaping Leopard

    By Berhanu Abegaz

    Industrial Development in Africa critically synthesizes and reframes the debates on African industrial development in a capability-opportunity framework. It recasts the challenge in a broader comparative context of successive waves of catchup industrialization experiences in the European periphery,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-02

  • The Syrian Uprising

    Domestic Origins and Early Trajectory

    Edited by Raymond Hinnebusch, Omar Imady

    Most observers did not expect the Arab spring to spread to Syria, for a number of seemingly good reasons. Yet, with amazing rapidity, massive and unprecedented anti-regime mobilization took place, which put the regime very much on the defensive; what began as the Syrian Uprising in March 2011 has…

    Paperback – 2018-02-15
    Routledge/ St. Andrews Syrian Studies Series

  • Islam and Development

    Exploring the Invisible Aid Economy

    By Matthew Clarke, David Tittensor

    The study of Islam since the advent of 9/11 has made a significant resurgence. However, much of the work produced since then has tended to focus on the movements that not only provide aid to their fellow Muslims, but also have political and at times violent agendas. This tendency has led to a…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12

  • Freedom of Speech and Islam

    Edited by Erich Kolig

    Freedom of speech and expression is considered in the West a high public good and an important social value, underpinned by legislative and ethical norms. Its importance is not shared to the same extent by conservative and devout Muslims, who read Islamic doctrines in ways seemingly incompatible…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12

  • Armenian Christianity Today

    Identity Politics and Popular Practice

    By Alexander Agadjanian

    Armenian Christianity Today examines contemporary religious life and the social, political, and cultural functions of religion in the post-Soviet Republic of Armenia and in the Armenian Diaspora worldwide. Scholars from a range of countries and disciplines explore current trends and everyday…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05

  • Humanitarian Rackets and their Moral Hazards

    The Case of the Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon

    By Rayyar Marron

    The humanitarian crisis in the Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon has become one of the most populist causes in the world, yet the causes of the crisis have been misrepresented, whilst on-going humanitarian assistance could arguably be said to amplify problems that exist in the camps. Shedding…

    Paperback – 2017-12-22

  • Contemporary Sufism

    Piety, Politics, and Popular Culture

    By Meena Sharify-Funk, William Rory Dickson, Merin Shobhana Xavier

    What is Sufism? Contemporary views vary tremendously, even among Sufis themselves. Contemporary Sufism: Piety, Politics, and Popular Culture brings to light the religious frameworks that shape the views of Sufism’s friends, adversaries, admirers, and detractors and, in the process, helps readers…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15

  • Days of the Fall

    A Reporter’s Journey in the Syria and Iraq Wars

    By Jonathan Spyer

    Days of the Fall takes the reader into the heart of the terrible wars in Syria and Iraq. The book combines frontline reporting with analysis of the deeper causes and effects of the conflict. Over five years, Jonathan Spyer reported from the depths of the wars, spending time in Aleppo, Baghdad,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-13

  • The Arab–Israeli Conflict, 1956–1975

    From Violent Conflict to a Peace Process

    By Moshe Gat

    The Arab–Israeli Conflict, 1956–1975 contains a collection of articles that examine select issues between the end of the Suez Campaign in November 1956 and the Sinai II, or Interim Agreement, signed by Israel and Egypt in September 1975. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the struggle…

    Paperback – 2017-11-20
    Israeli History, Politics and Society

  • Contested Sites in Jerusalem

    The Jerusalem Old City Initiative

    Edited by Tom Najem, Michael J. Molloy, Michael Bell, John Bell

    Contested Sites in Jerusalem is the third and final volume in a series of books which collectively present in detail the work of the Jerusalem Old City Initiative, or JOCI, a major Canadian-led Track Two diplomatic effort, undertaken between 2003 and 2014. The aim of the Initiative was to find…

    Paperback – 2017-11-13
    UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series

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