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Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons

The category of political prisoners has rarely been discussed as a theoretical and philosophical concept. However, the book under review tries to...

The Emergence of Kantian Culture in Turkish Foreign Policy (1980-2012): A Holistic Constructivist Approach

There is hardly a more thought-provoking subject in the contemporary political history of Turkey than the country’s transforming state identity...

Transformation of Political Islam in Turkey: Causes and Effects

In Transformation of Political Islam in Turkey: Causes and Effects, Hakan Köni focuses on Turkish Political Islam’s (TPI) transformation in terms...

What Is the Sharia?

Relevant to contemporary times when Sharia, generally referred to as Islamic law, has been associated with numerous negative connotations –ranging...

Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography

The Muqaddima (Prolegomena) is the main work that made Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) eminent not only in historiography, civilization studies,...

The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty and the Logic of Competition

During the late 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s, neo-liberalism first emerged as a reaction to the worldwide recession, and is associated with...

Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity

Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity is the last installment of a four-volume series written by Prof. Akbar Ahmed. The text is...

Amerikan Grand Stratejisi: Obama’nın Ortadoğu Mirası [American Grand Strategy: Obama’s Middle East Legacy]

Although many actors, from regional powers to global powers, engage in grand strategy practices, the concept of ‘grand strategy’ is most closely...

Cycles in US Foreign Policy Since the Cold War

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the U.S. has confronted a very broad spectrum of problems. The return of great power rivalries with a rising...

Salman’s Legacy: The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia

The turbulent changes witnessed in Saudi Arabia ever since the appointment of Mohhamad Bin Salman (MBS) as the Crown Prince has shifted the focus...

The New Political Islam: Human Rights, Democracy and Justice

After September 11, Islamophobic approaches in society have become more widespread, and have been observed to appear more regularly. However,...

From Politics to the Pews: How Partisanship and the Political Environment Shape Religious Identity

The Westphalian process and the subsequent Reformation and Enlightenment periods put a distance between religion and political science in Western...

Political Islam in Tunisia: The History of Ennahda

The Middle East is a region of far-reaching importance due to past and current events in global politics. Of the many different dynamics and...

The Challenge of Ethnic Democracy: The State and Minority Groups in Israel, Poland and Northern Ireland

In the midst of political discussions over Israel’s controversial Jewish Nation-state Law adopted in July, re-examining Israel’s alleged ethnic...

Political Campaign Communication: Principles and Practices (8th Edition)

Thoroughly researched, insightful and well into its eighth edition, Political Campaign Communication: Principles and Practices is a seminal text...

Yemen and the Gulf States: The Making of a Crisis

Yemen and the Gulf States: The Making of a Crisis, an edited volume by Helen Lackner and Daniel Martin Varisco, provides six chapters presented in...

Guardians of the Arab State: When Militaries Intervene in Politics, from Iraq to Mauritania

The role of the militaries in politics in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has been one of the most popular issues among scholars and...

Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East

A New York Times correspondent in Egypt, David Kirkpatrick focuses his book Into the Hands of the Soldiers on the 2011-2013 Egyptian revolution,...

We Kill Because We Can: From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age

Drone usage has been a hotbed of discussion in International Relations and Military Studies for the last decade. Drone warfare itself has been...

Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities

A profound understanding of American foreign policy depends upon a thorough and a rigorous theoretical understanding of the ideology that...

The Ottoman Empire, the Balkans and the Greek Lands: Toward A Social and Economic History

This book was a Festschrift in honor of Professor John C. Alexandropoulos, prepared by four of his students in memory of his 2007 retirement from a...

Turkey, the U.S. and Iraq

Nobody has any doubts that today we are in one of the most critical moments of Turkish-U.S. relations. Nobody can deny the gravity of the situation...

The Pedagogical State: Education and the Politics of National Culture in Post-1980 Turkey

If nationalism is one of the concrete outcomes of modernity, the emergence of pedagogical state is another new feature of this transformative period.

The Visual Politics of Wars

In The Visual Politics of Wars, the contributors explore the concepts of journalism and mass media in a post-truth world and argue for the...

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