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Towards a Truly Global IR Theory The Middle East and

Towards a Truly Global IR Theory?: The Middle East and the Upcoming Debate

In 2015, the philosopher Hamid Dabashi published a book with the provocative title, Can Non-Europeans Think?. Over its pages Dabashi echoes authors...

Terrorism in Cyberspace The Next Generation

Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Next Generation

Recently, there has been a growing body of literature on the multifaceted relationship between terrorism and cyberspace in different contexts....

Development in an Era of Neoliberal Globalization

Development in an Era of Neoliberal Globalization

The capitalist development process has been criticized by many scholars due to its questionable effects on countries. After the privileging of...

Islam and the Future of Tolerance A Dialogue

Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue

An avowed atheist, Sam Harris, and Nawaz Maajid, former extremist, and founder of the organization Quilliam come together to take stock of Islam...

Freedom of Speech and Islam

Freedom of Speech and Islam

There have been many debates about whether Islam and democracy are compatible. Freedom of speech issues, and debates about the nature of Islam...

Sarajevo 1941-1945 Muslims Christians and Jews in Hitler s Europe

Sarajevo, 1941-1945: Muslims, Christians and Jews in Hitler’s Europe

Emily Greble’s Sarajevo, 1942-1945: Muslims, Christians and Jews in Hitler’s Europe is an elaborately detailed portrayal of Sarajevans’ wartime...

Perspectives on Turkey s Multi-Regional Role in the 21st Century

Perspectives on Turkey’s Multi-Regional Role in the 21st Century

A cursory look at the map of Turkey brings home the appropriateness of the title under review. Sitting astride the Bosporus Straits that connect...

The Human Security Agenda How Middle Power Leadership Defied U

The Human Security Agenda: How Middle Power Leadership Defied U.S. Hegemony

There is no doubt that the 1990s were the years when the concept of human security came into popularity not only within scholarly circles but also...

Among the Ruins Syria Past and Present

Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present

It would be understandable, after four years of devastating civil war, to assume the title of Christian C. Sahner’s book, Among the Ruins refers...

State Faith and Nation in Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Lands

State, Faith, and Nation in Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Lands

In State, Faith, and Nation in Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Lands, Frederick F. Anscombe frames his narrative around the themes of “state, faith, and...

A Land of Aching Hearts The Middle East in the

A Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great War

The First World War (WWI) was the biggest war that the world had ever seen, at least until the beginning of the 20th century, due to the large...

Law State and Society in Modern Iran Constitutionalism Autocracy and

Law, State, and Society in Modern Iran: Constitutionalism, Autocracy, and Legal Reform, 1906-1941

Like the neighboring Ottoman Empire, Iran escaped foreign rule in the age of imperialism. Its continued sovereignty notwithstanding, European...

Late Modernity Individualization and Socialism An Associational Critique of Neoliberalism

Late Modernity, Individualization and Socialism: An Associational Critique of Neoliberalism

Late Modernity, Individualization and Socialism brings together three much discussed and seemingly incompatible concepts in its title. According to...

Why the West Fears Islam An Exploration of Muslims in

Why the West Fears Islam: An Exploration of Muslims in Liberal Democracy

In Why the West Fears Islam, Jocelyne Cesari explores, analyzes, and compares the state of affairs of Muslims in France, the UK, the Netherlands,...

The Young Turks and the Boycott Movement Nationalism Protest and

The Young Turks and the Boycott Movement: Nationalism, Protest and the Working Classes in the Formation of Modern Turkey

The Young Turks and the Boycott Movement of Y. Doğan Çetinkaya represents valuable insight into three boycott movements that took place during the...

Ottomans Imagining Japan East Middle East and Non-Western Modernity at

Ottomans Imagining Japan: East, Middle East, and Non-Western Modernity at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

The division of the world into the “West and the “East” continues to exert substantial influence on the way we see, understand, and talk about the...

Depicting the Veil Transnational Sexism and the War on Terror

Depicting the Veil: Transnational Sexism and the War on Terror

In Depicting the Veil, Robin Lee Riley examines a critical and often overlooked effect of September 11th, 2001: the Western media’s portrayal of...

Muslims and Jews in France History of a Conflict

Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been, to a certain extent, shaping not just the relations between Israel and Muslim-majority countries but...

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

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

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

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...

Latin America in the Global Political Economy Association Adaptation and

Latin America in the Global Political Economy: Association, Adaptation and Resistance

During the last several years, Latin America has been presented as a complex and enduring interaction between social forces and anti-hegemonic...

A New Historiography on the Ottoman Arab and Eastern Provinces

A New Historiography on the Ottoman Arab and Eastern Provinces

Beginning in the early 1980s, a number of works were published on the Arab provinces. These works criticized nationalistic approaches that treated...

The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom

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...

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