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Encyclopedia of Islamic Insurance, Takaful and Retakaful

From the beginning of the 20th century, studies on Islamic finance—as an alternative to interestbased capitalist finance—have been conducted,...

The End of Europe:Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age

The End of Europe provides the reader with a comprehensive summary of several crises Europe faces today from democratic backsliding to widespread...

The EU-Turkey Statement on Refugees:Assessing its Impact on Fundamental Rights

Hülya Kaya’s valuable research covers both the theoretical and practical dimensions of EU-Turkey relations in the post-2011 Arab Uprisings era,...

Polarized and Demobilized:Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine

The book reveals some basic and unique reasons for the Israel-Palestinian Conflict stemming from the Palestinian side, namely polarization and...

The Political History of Muslim Bengal :An Unfinished Battle of Faith

The Political History of Muslim Bengal is more than a mere book on political history; it vividly captures the tensions and intricacies of emerging...

The Sources of Russia’s Great Power Politics: Ukraine and the Challenge to the European Order

Overall, the book contains significant information and analysis regarding the Russia’s seizure of Crimea and hybrid war in Eastern Ukraine. It is a...

Security Sector Reform for Libya: A Crucial Step towards State Building

Aslan’s book meets a need in the study inventory for Libya with research that observes the reality of the field thanks to the well-organized book...

The State in North Africa: After the Arab Uprisings

Overall, the book is a well-researched and very useful contribution to the debates about Arab politics after the uprisings. It could be of benefit...

Sinai: Egypt’s Linchpin, Gaza’s Lifeline, Israel’s Nightmare

The Sinai Peninsula has for years witnessed intense political and military clashes, and rebellions and even politically minor developments have...

Shooting a Revolution: Visual Media and Warfare in Syria

A researcher who wrote her thesis about television series (musalsalat in Arabic) aired in Syria, and unluckily faced the grim reality of the Syrian...

The Politics of Healthcare Reform in Turkey

Healthcare reform has been a significant issue across the world for some time. In my humble opinion, diffirent countries have a lot to learn from...

Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen

Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen focuses on the humanitarian crises and international intervention in the conflicts in...

The Global Transformation: History, Modernity and the Making of International Relations

In The Global Transformation: History, Modernity and the Making of International Relations, Barry Buzan and George Lawson argue that the basic...

Modernist Reformers in Islam, Hinduism and Confucianism, 1865-1935: Peripheral Geoculture in the Modern World-System

The history of religious reform movements across the world represent the specific socio-political requirements of different time and space....

Denktash in the South: Normalization of Division in the Greek Cypriot Side

Discourses, even though they seem so different and opposing, can be quite similar and serve for the same purpose. Gregoris Ioannou’s book is a...

America’s Covert War in East Africa: Surveillance, Rendition, Assassination

America’s Covert War in East Africa discloses the hidden face of security policy violations in the dark prisons of the CIA, and how much “War on...

The War for Syria: Regional and International Dimensions of the Syrian Uprising

The civil war in Syria, now ongoing for 10 years, does not appear to be ending soon given the continuing conflicts among the domestic and global...

Sport, Politics and Society in the Middle East

The nexus among sports and politics has gained strength during recent decades. Because the Middle East is one of the world’s most troubled regions,...

Islam Beyond Borders: The Umma in World Politics

With different meanings attached and without an overarching formal institution, the umma has nevertheless maintained strong symbolic, normative and...

Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash that Shaped the Middle East

It is the historical roots of the clash between the Islamists and the nationalists in Egypt, that culminated in the bloody coup in Egypt in 2013...

Party Politics in the Western Balkans

Party Politics in the Western Balkans is a volume of articles edited by Vera Stojarová and Peter Emerson about the realities facing the political...

The Theory of War and Peace: The Geophilosophy of Europe

A professor in the Department of Philosophy, Oleg Bazaluk focuses on war and peace in his book and attempts to develop a philosophical theory of...

Decentralisation and the Management of Ethnic Conflict: Lessons from the Republic of Macedonia

Decentralisation and the Management of Ethnic Conflict, by Aisling Lyon, offers an analysis of local government decentralization as a potential...

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