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Turkey and the European Union Processes of Europeanization

Turkey and the European Union: Processes of Europeanization

Almost eight years on from the start of accession negotiations, the view of Turkey-European Union (EU) relations is somber. The Union is too busy...

Regimes of Ethnicity and Nationhood in Germany Russia and Turkey

Regimes of Ethnicity and Nationhood in Germany, Russia, and Turkey

This is a path-breaking book that contributes to the literature on ethnicity and nationalism from various aspects. Conceptually, it develops a...

That Used to Be Us How America Fell Behind in

That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back

The subject of American decline and the new global order has been on the agenda of political scientists and international observers for more than...

A Mirror for Our Times The Rushdie Affair and the

A Mirror for Our Times: “The Rushdie Affair” and the Future of Multiculturalism

“The Rushdie Affair” that began in 1989 with the publication of Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses, the “Book Burning in Bradford” that came...

After Yugoslavia Identities and Politics Within the Successor States

After Yugoslavia: Identities and Politics Within the Successor States

Yugoslavia was established after World War I as the Serbian-Croatian-Slovenian Kingdom. Although the name of the newly-founded state bore the names...

Nationalism Ethnicity Citizenship Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Nationalism, Ethnicity, Citizenship: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

This book originated from the second annual conference held by the Centre for Research, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism at the University of Surrey....

Terror and Tolerance A Review of Leaving Without Losing The

Terror and Tolerance: A Review of Leaving Without Losing: The War on Terror After Iraq and Afghanistan

Americans are in the middle of an election season, and even though American democracy is imperfect, there is little doubt about the importance...

Knowledge in Later Islamic Philosophy Mulla Sadra on Existence Intellect

Knowledge in Later Islamic Philosophy: Mulla Sadra on Existence, Intellect, and Intuition

Kalin’s book is a result of a growing interest in the later developments in Islamic philosophy and it is a culmination of scholarship in this area....

Incirlik Üssü ABD nin Üs Politikası ve Türkiye Incirlik Military

Incirlik Üssü: ABD’nin Üs Politikası ve Türkiye (Incirlik Military Base: Military Base Politics of the US and Turkey)

American military bases, long identified with US interests, have always been a controversial subject among scholars. A significant increase in the...

Türkiye de Militarist Devlet Söylemi Militarist State Discourse in Turkey

Türkiye’de Militarist Devlet Söylemi (Militarist State Discourse in Turkey)

Ali Balcı’s Militarist State Discourse in Turkey is an adaption of the second chapter of his PhD thesis that surveyed the period between 1960 and...

Spatial Conceptions of the Nation Modernizing Geographies in Greece and

Spatial Conceptions of the Nation: Modernizing Geographies in Greece and Turkey

This volume edited by P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, Thalia Dragonas, and Çağlar Keyder is the third of a very interesting series, product of a...

Iran-Turkey Relations 1979-2011 Conceptualizing the Dynamics of Politics Religion and

Iran-Turkey Relations, 1979-2011: Conceptualizing the Dynamics of Politics, Religion and Security in Middle-Power States

This book is the first comprehensive exploration of Iranian-Turkish relations since 1979. It attempts to clarify contemporary political...

Britain and the Muslim World Historical Perspectives

Britain and the Muslim World: Historical Perspectives

This book shows how much opportunity the field of Anglo-Islamic studies still offers future scholars. Based on papers that were presented at a...

Daring and Caution in Turkish Strategic Culture Republic at Sea

Daring and Caution in Turkish Strategic Culture: Republic at Sea

The book Daring and Caution in Turkish Strategic Culture: Republic at Sea is a valuable source of information on Turkish foreign and security...

Turkey in the 21st Century Quest for a New Foreign

Turkey in the 21st Century: Quest for a New Foreign Policy

Turkey in the 21st Century: Quest for a New Foreign Policy is a welcome addition to the fast-growing literature in English on Turkish foreign...

From Empire to Empire Jerusalem between Ottoman and British Rule

From Empire to Empire: Jerusalem between Ottoman and British Rule

Histories of Jerusalem are usually concerned with the holy places, the various communities living in the city, or the crusader and ancient pasts....

Scramble for the Past A Study of Archaeology in the

Scramble for the Past: A Study of Archaeology in the Ottoman

Although very different in terms of subject matter, all three books reviewed here offer fascinating insights into the ways writers over time have...

Religions of the Silk Road Premodern Patterns of Globalization

Religions of the Silk Road: Premodern Patterns of Globalization

Introducing his readers to an overview of the history of “the network of roads” (p. 1) that has been called the Silk Road (p. 1), the author...

Thinking International Relations Differently

Thinking International Relations Differently

In the last several years, there has been an increasing interest in non-western international relations (IR) theory and expanding the scope of...

Building States and Markets Enterprise Development in Central Asia

Building States and Markets, Enterprise Development in Central Asia

Gül Berna Özcan’s Building States and Markets: Enterprise Development in Central Asia is a welcome addition to the literature as it fills a gap in...

Intellectuals and Civil Society in the Middle East Liberalism Modernity

Intellectuals and Civil Society in the Middle East: Liberalism Modernity and Political Discourse

Intellectuals and Civil Society in the Middle East is a comprehensive and wide-ranging analysis of the social role of intellectuals in the Middle...

Hamidian Palestine Politics and Society in the District of Jerusalem

Hamidian Palestine: Politics and Society in the District of Jerusalem

This scholarly and well-written book treats the history of late Ottoman Palestine not as a prologue to the present political question as usual, but...

US Presidents and Foreign Policy Mistakes

US Presidents and Foreign Policy Mistakes

Socrates’ pupil Chaerephon once asked an oracle “who is the wisest of all men?” The oracle responded that Socrates is the wisest of all because of...

Global Perspectives on Global History Theories and Approaches in a

Global Perspectives on Global History: Theories and Approaches in a Connected World

What is global history? How does one study it? These are the main questions Dominic Sachsenmaier wants to answer. “It depends” seems to be his...

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