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No Establishment of Religion America s Original Contribution to Religious

No Establishment of Religion America’s Original Contribution to Religious Liberty

John Witte, Jr., the Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University, and Jeremy Gunn, a professor at Al Akhawayn...

Understanding Turkey s Kurdish Question

Understanding Turkey’s Kurdish Question

The Kurdish question has been one of the most highly debated issues in Turkey for the last few decades, if not earlier. Although researchers and...

The Ottoman Origins of Modern Iraq Political Reform Modernization and

The Ottoman Origins of Modern Iraq Political Reform, Modernization and Development in the Nineteenth-Century Middle East

Studies on the Ottoman modernization of Arab provinces have received an increasing amount of attention by historians. Concordantly, scholars are...

Biography of an Empire Governing Ottomans in an Age of

Biography of an Empire Governing Ottomans in an Age of Revolution

Christine M. Philliou’s meticulous study, rooted in a harmony of multiple theoretical and methodological perspectives, elaborates on the experience...

The EU s Democracy Promotion and the Mediterranean Neighbors Orientation

The EU’s Democracy Promotion and the Mediterranean Neighbors Orientation, Ownership and Dialogue in Jordan and Turkey

The EU has been involved in democracy promotion in the Mediterranean for many years. However, it is facing criticism from its members and partners...

Turkey and the Arab Spring Leadership in the Middle East

Turkey and the Arab Spring Leadership in the Middle East

Some 15 to 20 years from today, it will be illuminating to examine how academic and policy circles read the period from early 2013 to late 2014 in...

The Wisdom of Syria s Waiting Game Foreign Policy Under

The Wisdom of Syria’s Waiting Game Foreign Policy Under the Assads

How has the Syrian regime, being the ‘odd man out’ in the Middle East, survived for so many years under the Assads? Given its survival, what makes...

The Worlds of European Constitutionalism

The Worlds of European Constitutionalism

This edited volume on European constitutionalism is a compendium of essays with different interpretations on the constitutional authority and...

Institutional Change in Turkey The Impact of European Union Reforms

Institutional Change in Turkey The Impact of European Union Reforms on Human Rights and Policing

A researcher interested in Turkish foreign policy and domestic politics, I was very captivated with the book’s title as it entails an analysis of...

Filistin Politikamız Camp David den Mavi Marmara ya

Filistin Politikamız: Camp David’den Mavi Marmara’ya

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is presumably the most problematic and persistent theme in Middle Eastern politics. Thus, the conflict is one of...

Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia

Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia

Relations between Europe and Russia in the post-Cold War era constitute a fascinating area of study, as it involves many interlinked socioeconomic...

Picknick mit den Paschas Aleppo und die levantinische Handelsfirma Fratelli

Picknick mit den Paschas: Aleppo und die levantinische Handelsfirma Fratelli Poche

Studies on the Europeans who lived in the Ottoman Empire have been mostly conducted through the Ottoman and European state archives. Few works on...

The Story of Islamic Philosophy

The Story of Islamic Philosophy

You cannot judge a book by its cover – or even its title. Now and then, a work comes along that forces us to take notice of what the author means...

Principles of Islamic International Criminal Law A Comparative Search

Principles of Islamic International Criminal Law: A Comparative Search

As one of the major components of the Islamic state, Islamic law has drawn considerable attention from different scholars both in the East and...

Orhan Pamuk Secularism and Blasphemy The Politics of the Turkish

Orhan Pamuk, Secularism and Blasphemy: The Politics of the Turkish Novel

In this book, Erdağ Göknar, the award-winning translator of Orhan Pamuk’s novel, My Name Is Red, has set himself the task of explaining why Pamuk’s...

Sovereignty After Empire Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia

Sovereignty After Empire: Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia

The demise of empires left a powerful and perplexing legacy for successor states in the Middle East and Central Asia. Sally Cummings and Raymond...

Fathers and Sons The Rise and Fall of Political Dynasty

Fathers and Sons: The Rise and Fall of Political Dynasty in the Middle East

A decade after 9/11, the Arab revolts gave a second impetus to scholarly interest in the Middle East. A plethora of books and other academic and...

Revolution and Reform in Russia and Iran Modernisation and Politics

Revolution and Reform in Russia and Iran: Modernisation and Politics in Revolutionary States

In her comparative study, Ghoncheh Tazmini investigates the Russian revolution of 1917 and the 1979 Iranian revolution to identify patterns of...

Muslim Minorities and Citizenship Authority Communities and Islamic Law

Muslim Minorities and Citizenship: Authority, Communities and Islamic Law

In her comparative study, Ghoncheh Tazmini investigates the Russian revolution of 1917 and the 1979 Iranian revolution to identify patterns of...

The Everlasting Empire The Political Culture of Ancient China and

The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

While dynasties rose and fell in the geographical area now called “China,” in this book Yuri Pines treats the Chinese empire since the Qin dynasty...

Breakout Nations In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles

Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles

In the last decade, the world has witnessed an unprecedented development of many countries. The speed of this process has not only caused surprise...

Secularism and Religion-Making

Secularism and Religion-Making

Recent scholarship in the sociology of religion has produced fresh perspectives on the understanding of religion and its inter-relationships with...

Finding Mecca in America How Islam is Becoming an American

Finding Mecca in America: How Islam is Becoming an American Religion

Near the end of this interesting book, the author characterizes his final chapter as “a series of interpretive judgments about the venture of Islam...

Multiple Modernities and Postsecular Societies

Multiple Modernities and Postsecular Societies

Multiple Modernities and Postsecular Societies brings together the two recently much discussed concepts in its title and explores them through a...

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