Middle East Studies: Middle East Politics

  • Transition in Afghanistan: Hope, Despair and the Limits of Statebuilding book cover

    Transition in Afghanistan

    Hope, Despair and the Limits of Statebuilding

    By William Maley

    This book, by one of the leading authorities on the subject, presents a deep analysis of the very difficult current situation in Afghanistan. Covering a wide range of important subjects including state-building, democracy, war, the rule of law and international relations, the book draws out two…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • The Israeli Path to Neoliberalism: The State, Continuity and Change book cover

    The Israeli Path to Neoliberalism

    The State, Continuity and Change

    By Arie Krampf

    In recent years, Israel has deeply and quickly transformed from a self-perceived social-democratic regime into a privatized and liberalized "Start-Up Nation" and a highly divided society. This transition to neoliberalism has been coupled with the adoption of a hawkish and isolationist foreign…

    Hardback – 2018-01-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Economies

  • Russia's Middle East Policy: From Lenin to Putin book cover

    Russia's Middle East Policy

    From Lenin to Putin

    By Alexey Vasiliev

    This extraordinary book charts the development of Russia’s relations with the Middle East from the Russian Revolution of 1917 to the present. It covers both high and low points – the closeness to Nasser’s Egypt, followed by reversal; the successful invasion of Afghanistan which later turned into a…

    Hardback – 2018-01-15 
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • The Afghan-Central Asia Borderland: The State and Local Leaders book cover

    The Afghan-Central Asia Borderland

    The State and Local Leaders

    By Suzanne Levi-Sanchez

    Based on extensive, long-term fieldwork in the borderlands of Afghan and Tajik Badakhshan, this book explores the importance of local leaders and local identity groups for the stability of a state’s borders, and ultimately for the stability of the state itself. It shows how the implantation of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge
    Central Asian Studies

  • Days of the Fall: A Reporter’s Journey in the Syria and Iraq Wars book cover

    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 heart of the wars, spending time in Aleppo, Baghdad,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18 
    Routledge

  • Cultures of Voting in Pre-modern Europe book cover

    Cultures of Voting in Pre-modern Europe

    Edited by Serena Ferente, Lovro Kunčević, Miles Pattenden

    Cultures of Voting in Pre-modern Europe examines the norms and practices of collective decision-making across pre-modern European history, east and west, and their influence in shaping both intra- and inter-communal relationships. Bringing together the work of twenty specialist contributors, this…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

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

    Israel’s Foreign Policy Beyond the Arab World

    Engaging the Periphery

    By Jean-Loup Samaan

    For over sixty 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 neighbouring Arab countries, Israel ought to counterbalance this threat…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • Britain and State Formation in Arabia 1962–1971: From Aden to Abu Dhabi book cover

    Britain and State Formation in Arabia 1962–1971

    From Aden to Abu Dhabi

    Edited by Clive Jones

    Half a century ago, Britain abandoned Aden, its last colonial outpost in the Arab world as its attempt to establish a new polity foundered amid a rising tide of Arab nationalism, tribal infighting and anti-colonial sentiment that eventually gave rise to the establishment of South Yemen. Yet just…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12 
    Routledge

  • Islamism and Social Movements in North Africa, The Sahel and Beyond: Transregional and Local Perspectives book cover

    Islamism and Social Movements in North Africa, The Sahel and Beyond

    Transregional and Local Perspectives

    Edited by Aurelie Campana, Cédric Jourde

    As North African, Middle Eastern, and Sahelian societies adapt to the Post-Arab Spring era and the rise of violence across the area, various groups find in Islam an answer to the challenges of the era. This book explores how Islamist social movements, Sufi brotherhoods, and Jihadi armed groups, in…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Mediterranean Politics

  • Deconstructing the Dynamics of World-Societal Order: The Power of Governmentality in Palestine book cover

    Deconstructing the Dynamics of World-Societal Order

    The Power of Governmentality in Palestine

    By Jan Busse

    To get a better sense of power dynamics in global politics, this book presents an innovative theoretical framework, combining a critical engagement with, and further development of, Michel Foucault’s governmentality on the one hand, and the theory of world society of the Stanford School of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05 
    Routledge
    New International Relations

  • 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

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Israeli History, Politics and Society

  • Conventional Versus Non-conventional Political Participation in Turkey: Dimensions, Means, and Consequences book cover

    Conventional Versus Non-conventional Political Participation in Turkey

    Dimensions, Means, and Consequences

    Edited by Cristiano Bee, Ayhan Kaya

    This book focuses on the emergence of different forms of civic and political activism in Turkey. It has taken into account different components of active citizenship, specifically looking at the development of civic and political forms of activism that bridge the realms of conventional and…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge

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