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Secular Cycles

Secular Cycles

Peter Turchin and Sergey Nefedov’s book focusing on recent theoretical analysis of economic and sociological history, is a text of limitless...

Veil Mirror of Identity

Veil: Mirror of Identity

Christian Joppke’s study is an ambitious project that tries to examine the different ways in which European countries respond to the increased...

Redeploying the State Corporatism Neoliberalism and Coalition Politics

Redeploying the State: Corporatism, Neoliberalism, and Coalition Politics

Redeploying the State is a book about statehood, which can also be called state strength, capacity, or effectiveness. In order to address this...

Energy Security and Global Politics The Militarization of Resource Management

Energy Security and Global Politics: The Militarization of Resource Management

An increase in world’s energy needs coupled with a decrease in available resources has created a trend that will lead to the militarization of...

Civilizations in World Politics Plural and Pluralist Perspectives

Civilizations in World Politics: Plural and Pluralist Perspectives

The quest to incorporate non-material factors into international relations has continued apace into the twenty-first century. After religion,...

The Religions of the Book Christian Perceptions 1400-1660

The Religions of the Book: Christian Perceptions, 1400-1660

Religions of the Book adds to a growing body of scholarship on Christian perceptions of Muslims and Jews. The collection is somewhat uneven, but...

Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asia

Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asia

This book examines the role of clans in Central Asia from the 19th century up to 2004. Most studies of regime transition focus on formal...

American Christians and Islam Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the

American Christians and Islam: Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism

Spiritual conflict with Islam has a long lineage in Christian thought. Bernard Lewis, the dean of Western scholars of Islam, points out that the...

The Magna Carta Manifesto

The Magna Carta Manifesto

The Magna Carta tradition that has been enshrined in Anglo-American law and celebrated in liberal political culture focuses almost exclusively on...

The Ties that Bind Accommodating Diversity in Canada and the

The Ties that Bind: Accommodating Diversity in Canada and the European Union

“The Ties that Bind” is an edited compilation of European and Canadian authors discussing the issue of “Accommodating Diversity” in Canada and the...

Islam in Nederland en Belgi

Islam in Nederland en België

Shadid and van Koningsveld are at it again, this time with a full-length comparative treatment of Islam in two countries, the Netherlands and...

Geçmişiniz İtinayla Temizlenir Your History is Carefully Cleaned Historian as

Geçmişiniz İtinayla Temizlenir (Your History is Carefully Cleaned: Historian as an Autopsy Expert)

The volume under review is the collection of many articles written at different times by Cemil Koçak. It consists of three main chapters, “Atatürk...

Under Crescent amp Cross The Jews in the Middle Ages

Under Crescent & Cross: The Jews in the Middle Ages

“Under Crescent and Cross: The Jews in the Middle Ages” by Mark Cohen is a useful work for those interested in the question of the status of Jews...

American Ascendance and British Retreat in the Persian Gulf Region

American Ascendance and British Retreat in the Persian Gulf Region

This book examines the shifting balance of power between two western allies in the tumultuous Middle East. British interest in the Persian Gulf...

U S Foreign Policy and Islamist Politics

U.S. Foreign Policy and Islamist Politics

“I argue that the vast majority of Islamist movements do not pose a real threat to the West and its interests,” Ahmad S. Moussalli asserts in his...

Artillery of Heaven American Missionaries and the Failed Conversion of

Artillery of Heaven: American Missionaries and the Failed Conversion of the Middle East

In this remarkable book, Ussama Makdisi offers a marvelously subtle analysis of American missionary work in nineteenth-century Syria, and just as...

The Politics of Chaos in the Middle East

The Politics of Chaos in the Middle East

Political developments in the Middle East have recently received a great deal of attention by journalists, editors, and academics, in addition to...

Muslim Modernities Expressions of the Civil Imagination

Muslim Modernities: Expressions of the Civil Imagination

It is a truism of contemporary social thought that modernity is not singular in its trajectories, but multiple. One especially significant element...

Turkish Politics in a Changing World Global Dynamics and Domestic

Turkish Politics in a Changing World, Global Dynamics and Domestic Transformations

Turkish Politics in a Changing World, consisting of articles written by Keyman and Öniş discusses Turkey’s political process without ignoring the...

Blood Beliefs and Ballots The Management of Kurdish Nationalism in

Blood, Beliefs and Ballots: The Management of Kurdish Nationalism in Turkey, 2007-2009

Robert Olson has been a pioneering and prolific scholar of Kurdish nationalism. In Blood, Beliefs and Ballots, he analyzes Kurdish political...

The Armenian Rebellion at Van

The Armenian Rebellion at Van

Devoid of rhetorical embellishment, this work challenges some traditional notions about the tragic history of both the Muslim and Armenian people...

Winning Turkey How America Europe and Turkey Can Revive a

Winning Turkey: How America, Europe, and Turkey Can Revive a Fading Partnership?

In recent years, relations between Turkey and the United States have been tumultuous. This is in contrast with a half century of exemplary cordial...

Harmonizing Foreign Policy Turkey the European Union and the Middle

Harmonizing Foreign Policy: Turkey, the European Union and the Middle East

Various scholars have analyzed Turkey’s foreign policy in the post-Cold War era from different angles. The changes in Turkish foreign policy, in...

Hezbollah A Short History

Hezbollah: A Short History

The purpose of Augustus Richard Norton’s book— authored by the co-editor of the “Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics” series—“is to offer a more...

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