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From Politics to the Pews How Partisanship and the Political

From Politics to the Pews: How Partisanship and the Political Environment Shape Religious Identity

The Westphalian process and the subsequent Reformation and Enlightenment periods put a distance between religion and political science in Western...

Political Islam in Tunisia The History of Ennahda

Political Islam in Tunisia: The History of Ennahda

The Middle East is a region of far-reaching importance due to past and current events in global politics. Of the many different dynamics and...

The Challenge of Ethnic Democracy The State and Minority Groups

The Challenge of Ethnic Democracy: The State and Minority Groups in Israel, Poland and Northern Ireland

In the midst of political discussions over Israel’s controversial Jewish Nation-state Law adopted in July, re-examining Israel’s alleged ethnic...

Political Campaign Communication Principles and Practices 8th Edition

Political Campaign Communication: Principles and Practices (8th Edition)

Thoroughly researched, insightful and well into its eighth edition, Political Campaign Communication: Principles and Practices is a seminal text...

Yemen and the Gulf States The Making of a Crisis

Yemen and the Gulf States: The Making of a Crisis

Yemen and the Gulf States: The Making of a Crisis, an edited volume by Helen Lackner and Daniel Martin Varisco, provides six chapters presented in...

Guardians of the Arab State When Militaries Intervene in Politics

Guardians of the Arab State: When Militaries Intervene in Politics, from Iraq to Mauritania

The role of the militaries in politics in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has been one of the most popular issues among scholars and...

Into the Hands of the Soldiers Freedom and Chaos in

Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East

A New York Times correspondent in Egypt, David Kirkpatrick focuses his book Into the Hands of the Soldiers on the 2011-2013 Egyptian revolution,...

We Kill Because We Can From Soldiering to Assassination in

We Kill Because We Can: From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age

Drone usage has been a hotbed of discussion in International Relations and Military Studies for the last decade. Drone warfare itself has been...

Great Delusion Liberal Dreams and International Realities

Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities

A profound understanding of American foreign policy depends upon a thorough and a rigorous theoretical understanding of the ideology that...

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East The Role of the

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the PKK’s Changing Policy in Regional Politics

The transformation of the discourses of the PKK since the 2000s is placed virtually at the center of Middle East politics as they relate to the...

The Ottoman Empire, the Balkans and the Greek Lands: Toward A Social and Economic History

This book was a Festschrift in honor of Professor John C. Alexandropoulos, prepared by four of his students in memory of his 2007 retirement from a...

The Importance of Being European: Turkey, the EU and the Middle East

The Hebrew University and the European Commission are to be congratulated on the publication of these trenchant conference papers presented in...

Turkey, the U.S. and Iraq

Nobody has any doubts that today we are in one of the most critical moments of Turkish-U.S. relations. Nobody can deny the gravity of the situation...

The Pedagogical State: Education and the Politics of National Culture in Post-1980 Turkey

If nationalism is one of the concrete outcomes of modernity, the emergence of pedagogical state is another new feature of this transformative period.

The Visual Politics of Wars

The Visual Politics of Wars

In The Visual Politics of Wars, the contributors explore the concepts of journalism and mass media in a post-truth world and argue for the...

East-West Migration in the European Union

East-West Migration in the European Union

Migration flows towards Europe, in other words, the migration crisis is a very delicate problem in Europe due to its important political, economic...

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism, edited by Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse, starts with questioning the need for “another handbook”...

The Caliphate at War The Ideological Organizational and Military Innovations

The Caliphate at War: The Ideological, Organizational and Military Innovations of Islamic State

The main purpose of The Caliphate at War is to elucidate and explain the Islamic State in a comprehensive way.

The Arab Uprisings in Egypt Jordan and Tunisia Social Political

The Arab Uprisings in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia: Social, Political and Economic Transformations

One of the main debates that has surfaced in the post-Arab Uprisings era has centered on whether or not the demonstrations will lead to regime...

The Arab Spring Effect on Turkey s Role Decision-Making and

The Arab Spring Effect on Turkey’s Role, Decision-Making and Foreign Policy

Fadi Elhusseini, Senior Fellow at the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa, provides a much needed perspective for Turkish foreign...

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East The Case for

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East: The Case for Continuity

In US Foreign Policy in the Middle East: The Case of Continuity, Bledar Prifti makes a case for the recurring pattern of offshore balancing as the...

U S Assistance Development and Hierarchy in the Middle East

U.S. Assistance, Development, and Hierarchy in the Middle East: Aid for Allies

The effectiveness of foreign aid is heavily debated in international relations. Most often, critiques emphasize that aid driven by the geopolitical...

Understanding the Department of State

Understanding the Department of State

At the very beginning of the book, Understanding the Department of State, it is clearly stated that Don Philpott, the former editor of...

Democracy for Realists Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government

Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government

Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels delve into the meaning of the “folk theory of democracy” (p. 1) and whether it works effectively and...

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