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Lineages of Revolt Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle

Lineages of Revolt Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East

The Arab spring has wakened enormous interest in the political economy of the Middle East with analysis pouring from a wide spectrum of schools of...

Islam and the Foundations of Political Power

Islam and the Foundations of Political Power

Ali Abdel Razeks short treatise al-Islam wa-‘usul al-hukm, originally published in Egypt, in 1925, contributed to a debate that still remains at...

Saudi Arabia and Iran Soft Power Rivalry in the Middle

Saudi Arabia and Iran: Soft Power Rivalry in the Middle East

Recently, the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran has become an interesting topic to study because of the rise of sectarian politics....

Political Islam in the Age of Democratization

Political Islam in the Age of Democratization

In Political Islam in the Age of Democratization, Kamran Bokhari and Farid Senzai explain the complex and diverse nature of Islamism by...

Democracy Disrupted The Politics of Global Protest

Democracy Disrupted: The Politics of Global Protest

In a 1994 book, “The Twilight of Democracy,” American analyst Patrick Kennon examined various negative trends in contemporary politics and concluded

Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities Islam Youth and Social Activism

Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Islam, Youth, and Social Activism in the Middle East

Yung, Petersen, and Sparre’s Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities presents an interesting case-study of the extent to which the use of modern...

Latin America s Turbulent Transitions The Future of Twenty-First Century

Latin America’s Turbulent Transitions: The Future of Twenty-First Century Socialism

The surge of left governments in Latin America since the early the 2000s has not gone unnoticed. The region has made great strides in consolidating...

Islam in Europe Public Spaces and Civic Networks

Islam in Europe: Public Spaces and Civic Networks

Towards the end of Chapter 7 “Is there a space for European Muslims?” which is a concluding chapter of the volume, Spyros Sofos and Roza...

Extremism in America

Extremism in America

One does not have to look far to be reminded that the most feared form of extremism among Americans today is that of radical Islamists.

Divided Nations and European Integration

Divided Nations and European Integration

Divided Nations and European Integration is a coherent collection of essays analyzing the effects of expanding European institutions on the...

A Question of Genocide Armenians and Turks at the End

A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire

The book under review is the product of the research findings and discussions of the Workshop for Armenian and Turkish Scholarship (WATS) initiated...

Ottoman Imperial Diplomacy A Political Social and Cultural History

Ottoman Imperial Diplomacy: A Political, Social and Cultural History

Doğan Gürpınar’s most recent contribution to Late Ottoman History places the formation of modern Turkish nationalism not in any externally imposed...

Secularism Modern State and Homo Religiosus Societies

Secularism, Modern State, and Homo Religiosus Societies

Religion has always been an overriding theme among social scientists, politicians, diplomats and laymen. While the importance attached to it has...

Tocqueville in Arabia Dilemmas in a Democratic Age

Tocqueville in Arabia: Dilemmas in a Democratic Age

Western political philosophy still shies away from including the Muslim world in its scope. Some political philosophers simply disregard Islam...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics 2 volumes

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics (2 volumes)

To write about the political dimensions of Islam is, indeed, to examine the universal phenomenon of Islam and politics as it happens to be...

The United States and Great Power Responsibility in International Society

The United States and Great Power Responsibility in International Society: Drones, Rendition and Invasion

The main aim of this book is to evaluate from a normative perspective the foreign policy of the United States (US) and, in particular, US conduct...

International Orders in the Early Modern World Before the Rise

International Orders in the Early Modern World: Before the Rise of the West

This book is an in-depth study that investigates the international relations between the western and non-western world while challenging the...

Turkey the Jews and the Holocaust

Turkey, the Jews, and the Holocaust

Before wading in, as an outsider, to the controversial issue of Turkey and the Holocaust, a reminder of what was lost that can never, ever be...

Rethinking Security in the Age of Migration Trust and Emancipation

Rethinking Security in the Age of Migration: Trust and Emancipation in Europe

In recent years, limited legal channels for migrants seeking protection in Europe, predominantly originating from Africa, has been a compelling...

Egyptian Revolution 2 0 Political Blogging Civic Engagement and Citizen

Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Political Blogging, Civic Engagement, and Citizen Journalism

The wave of mass protests that swept through the Arab World in early 2011 highlighted the distinct role of the internet-based media tools and...

Mobilizing Religion in Middle East Politics A Comparative Study of

Mobilizing Religion in Middle East Politics: A Comparative Study of Israel and Turkey

In his book Mobilizing Religion in Middle East Politics, Yusuf Sarfati provides one of the few book-length, up to date, comparative studies between...

Informal Power in the Greater Middle East Hidden Geographies

Informal Power in the Greater Middle East: Hidden Geographies

The wave of mass protests that swept through the Arab World in early 2011 highlighted the distinct role of the internet-based media tools and...

Religion as a Conversation Starter Interreligious Dialogue for Peacebuilding in

Religion as a Conversation Starter Interreligious Dialogue for Peacebuilding in the Balkans

Religions and religious actors have been the subject of several scholarly works published in the last two decades to examine the outburst and...

İstanbul of the Mind

İstanbul of the Mind

While traveling through, İstanbul can often prove overwhelming for tourists and locals alike, people often find different strategies to make sense...

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