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Capricious Borders: Minority, Population, and Counter-conduct between Greece and Turkey

Olga Demetriou’s work explores the relationship between state power and the Muslims of Western Thrace, Greece’s border region with Turkey. It...

Ally: My Journey across the American-Israeli Divide

Given that we are approaching the end of his administration, President Obama’s American foreign policy has increasingly and critically been written...

Formation of the Turkish Nation-State, 1920-1938

Yeşim Bayar’s Formation of the Turkish Nation-State, 1920-1938, an adaptation of the author’s doctoral dissertation, is a strong introduction to...

The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom

In five chapters Smith looks into the standard story of the development of religious freedom in America and proposes a revised version of it, which...

NGOization: Complicity, Contradictions and Prospects

NGOs (non-governmental organizations) are proliferating dramatically in number (3.3 million in India, 1.5 million in the US), and they are present...

When Greeks and Turks Meet: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relationship since 1923

When Greeks and Turks Meet, a collection of essays compiled under the editorship of Vally Lytra, who pens also the historical and theoretical...

The Emancipation of Europe’s Muslims: The State’s Role in Minority Integration

As Jonathan Laurence observes in the preface to The Emancipation of Europe’s Muslims, calling attention to the extent of European governments’...

State Formation and Identity in the Middle East and North Africa

Christie and Masad analyze the role of State Formation and Identity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by bringing together an...

Foreign Policy, Domestic Politics and International Relations: The Case of Italy

Elisabetta Brighi’s book Foreign Policy, Domestic Politics and International Relations: The Case of Italy, basically aspires to explain the...

Foreigners, Minorities and Integration: The Muslim Immigrant Experience in Britain and Germany

In Foreigners, Minorities and Integration: The Muslim immigrant experience in Britain and Germany, Sarah Hackett focuses on Muslim immigrants’...

Lineages of Revolt Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East

The Arab spring has wakened enormous interest in the political economy of the Middle East with analysis pouring from a wide spectrum of schools of...

Islam and the Foundations of Political Power

Ali Abdel Razeks short treatise al-Islam wa-‘usul al-hukm, originally published in Egypt, in 1925, contributed to a debate that still remains at...

Saudi Arabia and Iran: Soft Power Rivalry in the Middle East

Recently, the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran has become an interesting topic to study because of the rise of sectarian politics....

Political Islam in the Age of Democratization

In Political Islam in the Age of Democratization, Kamran Bokhari and Farid Senzai explain the complex and diverse nature of Islamism by...

Democracy Disrupted: The Politics of Global Protest

In a 1994 book, “The Twilight of Democracy,” American analyst Patrick Kennon examined various negative trends in contemporary politics and concluded

Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Islam, Youth, and Social Activism in the Middle East

Yung, Petersen, and Sparre’s Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities presents an interesting case-study of the extent to which the use of modern...

Latin America’s Turbulent Transitions: The Future of Twenty-First Century Socialism

The surge of left governments in Latin America since the early the 2000s has not gone unnoticed. The region has made great strides in consolidating...

Islam in Europe: Public Spaces and Civic Networks

Towards the end of Chapter 7 “Is there a space for European Muslims?” which is a concluding chapter of the volume, Spyros Sofos and Roza...

Extremism in America

One does not have to look far to be reminded that the most feared form of extremism among Americans today is that of radical Islamists.

Divided Nations and European Integration

Divided Nations and European Integration is a coherent collection of essays analyzing the effects of expanding European institutions on the...

A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire

The book under review is the product of the research findings and discussions of the Workshop for Armenian and Turkish Scholarship (WATS) initiated...

Ottoman Imperial Diplomacy: A Political, Social and Cultural History

Doğan Gürpınar’s most recent contribution to Late Ottoman History places the formation of modern Turkish nationalism not in any externally imposed...

Tocqueville in Arabia: Dilemmas in a Democratic Age

Western political philosophy still shies away from including the Muslim world in its scope. Some political philosophers simply disregard Islam...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics (2 volumes)

To write about the political dimensions of Islam is, indeed, to examine the universal phenomenon of Islam and politics as it happens to be...

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