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Starve and Immolate The Politics of Human Weapons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Crisis of Global Capitalism as the Harbinger of De-globalization

The Crisis of Global Capitalism as the Harbinger of De-globalization

At no other time in the history of the world has the crisis in the global economy become a serious concern as it is currently the case. The promise...

The New Political Islam Human Rights Democracy and Justice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East The Role of the

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the PKK’s Changing Policy in Regional Politics

The transformation of the discourses of the PKK since the 2000s is placed virtually at the center of Middle East politics as they relate to the...

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...

The Importance of Being European: Turkey, the EU and the Middle East

The Hebrew University and the European Commission are to be congratulated on the publication of these trenchant conference papers presented in...

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