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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...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Political Culture and National Identity in Conceptualising the Gezi Park
Political Culture and National Identity in Conceptualising the Gezi Park Movement

This essay interprets the Gezi Park protests that began as a local resistance to government plans to level a public park...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Arab Revolution Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising
The Arab Revolution: Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising

The Arab world has been making a new history since January 2011 when the uprisings against President Ben Ali resulted in...

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Oil Curse How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of
The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations

One may argue three law-like generalizations in political science: “no bourgeois, no democracy,” “democracies do not go to...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Kyrgyzstan In Search for Stability
Kyrgyzstan: In Search for Stability

In the last two decades, Kyrgyzstan has searched for stability while swinging on a pendulum between democratic reforms and...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Mayhem in Syria Where to
The Mayhem in Syria: Where to?

What started as a peaceful protest in the spring of 2011 soon developed into one of the most vicious and internationalized...

Friday, April 1, 2016

A Research Note on Islam Democracy and Secularism
A Research Note on Islam, Democracy, and Secularism

This essay examines the validity of the argument that the alleged theological lack of state-religion separation in Islam...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

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...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


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