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The Rise of a New Superpower Turkey s Key Role

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

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

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

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

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: 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 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

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

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

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...

Islam in the Balkans Globalization Europeanization Localization

Islam in the Balkans: Globalization, Europeanization, Localization

The study of European Islam is now experiencing an unprecedented revival. While most of its attention is dedicated to Islam as a minority in...

Freemasonry in the Ottoman Empire A History of the Fraternity

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...

The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy You Must Unlearn What

The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy: You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned

In a philosophy-themed book series pandering to a general audience and including pop cultural phenomena ranging from Harry Potter and Twilight to...

World Politics International Relations and Globalization in the 21st Century

World Politics: International Relations and Globalization in the 21st Century

Navigating through the exciting and complex realms of global politics, the book begins by providing basic information about what international...

An Introduction to Non-Traditional Security Studies A Transnational Approach

An Introduction to Non-Traditional Security Studies: A Transnational Approach

In An Introduction to Non-Traditional Security Studies: A Transnational Approach, the contributors explore the post-Cold War concept of...

The Iranian Revolution

The Iranian Revolution

This book is a great source of information about the events that occurred in 21st century Iran, which changed history as well as beliefs about the...

The Making of Salafism Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century

The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century

The book is a conceptual journey through the concept of Salafism, which removes ambiguities for the readers, particularly saving readers from being...

Near Abroad Putin the West and the Contest over Ukraine

Near Abroad: Putin, the West and the Contest over Ukraine and the Caucasus

Near Abroad is a must-read book for scholars and other readers who are interested in better understanding the relationship between the U.S. and...

What is Russia up to in the Middle East

What is Russia up to in the Middle East?

Dmitri Trenin, the current director of the Moscow based think-tank the Carnegie Moscow Center, raises a question that has been the interest of many...

Democratic Uprisings in the New Middle East Youth Technology Human

Democratic Uprisings in the New Middle East: Youth, Technology, Human Rights and Foreign Policy

Mahmood Monshipouri’s Democratic Uprisings in the New Middle East: Youth, Technology, Human Rights and Foreign Policy fills the gap by providing a...

Bullets and Bulletins Media and Politics in the Wake of

Bullets and Bulletins: Media and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings

Research on the role that the media has played in the Arab uprisings highlights the liberating potential of the media as a medium for...

Arts Market and the State Cultural Policies in Introspect

Arts, Market and the State: Cultural Policies in Introspect

The field of cultural policies is novel and burgeoning; it harbors diverse and even contradictory approaches, with no universally recognizable...

Globalization in Theory and Practice in a Post-Globalization Era

Globalization in Theory and Practice in a Post-Globalization Era

Over the years, the term ‘globalization’ has acquired notoriety in all forms of intellectual exchanges in the social sciences and other...

China s Asian Dream Quiet Empire Building Along the New

China’s Asian Dream: Quiet Empire Building Along the New Silk Road

Written as an outcome of two years of wandering around China’s border regions and far-away parts of Asia, China’s Asian Dream is an interesting...