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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...

East-West Migration in the European Union

Migration flows towards Europe, in other words, the migration crisis is a very delicate problem in Europe due to its important political, economic...

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism, edited by Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse, starts with questioning the need for “another handbook”...

The Caliphate at War: The Ideological, Organizational and Military Innovations of Islamic State

The main purpose of The Caliphate at War is to elucidate and explain the Islamic State in a comprehensive way.

The Arab Uprisings in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia: Social, Political and Economic Transformations

One of the main debates that has surfaced in the post-Arab Uprisings era has centered on whether or not the demonstrations will lead to regime...

The Arab Spring Effect on Turkey’s Role, Decision-Making and Foreign Policy

Fadi Elhusseini, Senior Fellow at the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa, provides a much needed perspective for Turkish foreign...

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East: The Case for Continuity

In US Foreign Policy in the Middle East: The Case of Continuity, Bledar Prifti makes a case for the recurring pattern of offshore balancing as the...

U.S. Assistance, Development, and Hierarchy in the Middle East: Aid for Allies

The effectiveness of foreign aid is heavily debated in international relations. Most often, critiques emphasize that aid driven by the geopolitical...

Understanding the Department of State

At the very beginning of the book, Understanding the Department of State, it is clearly stated that Don Philpott, the former editor of...

Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government

Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels delve into the meaning of the “folk theory of democracy” (p. 1) and whether it works effectively and...

The Rise of a New Superpower: Turkey’s Key Role in the World Economy and Energy Market

During the radical economic transformation taking place over the last decades, which is characterized by the decline of the West, Turkey has...

Neslishah: The Last Ottoman Princess

Throughout the history of the Turkish Republic, Republican historians regarded the abolition of the Ottoman Empire and the Caliphate as a just act,...

America in the World: A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror

America in the World is an impressive collection of documents related to United States foreign policy from the country’s earliest expansionist...

Work: The Last 1,000 Years

The rather pristine title of this book suggests a study on topics like the shift from face-to-face interaction to virtual teams; how employees find...

Counter-Radicalisation: Critical Perspectives

The sophisticated terror attacks that followed 9/11, the Madrid train station bombing in 2004, the murder of Dutch filmmaker Teo Van Gogh in...

Gaza: A History

Gaza, the world’s largest open air prison, could be viewed broadly through the lenses of history, argues Jean Pierre Filiu, in his book Gaza: A...

The Politics of Fear: What Right-Wing Populist Discourses Mean

The European political landscape has been changing gradually from left to right wing since the end of the Cold War. Particularly in the last...

Solidarity in the European Union

This volume originates from a conference on ‘Solidarity and its Crisis in the European Union’ that was held at the University of Hamburg from June...

Turkey and the West: Fault Lines in a Troubled Alliance

Turkish-American relations are currently witnessing their deepest crisis. Even in 1975 when the U.S. put an arms embargo on Turkey, Ankara had some...

The Nationalities of Europe: The Growth of National Ideologies

In The Nationalities of Europe, first published in 1945, Munro Chadwick investigates the issue of nationality and opens a discussion about the...

Freemasonry in the Ottoman Empire: A History of the Fraternity and its Influence in Syria and the Levant

This book is about the freemasons of the Ottoman Empire, especially in the areas of Tripoli, Beirut and Mount Lebanon around the 19th and the...

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