Informal Power in the Greater Middle East
Edited by Luca Anceschi, Gennaro Gervasio, Andrea Teti
To Be Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge – 224 pages
By observing less frequented spaces of power, co-option, and negotiation, and particularly by focusing on the interplay between formal and informal power, this interdisciplinary collection provides new insights in the study of the intersection between policy-making and practical political dynamics in the Greater Middle East.
Introduction - L. Anceschi & G. Gervasio Part I Civil Society in ‘Uncivil’ Contexts: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches 1. Civil Society and the Performative Politics of Democratisation in the Middle East - Andrea Teti 2. When Informal Powers Come to the Surface: Civic Activism and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution - G. Gervasio 3. The Emerging Power of Civil Society? The Role of Islamist Human Rights Organisations in Morocco - Emanuela Dalmasso & Francesco Cavatorta 4. Between Cooptation and Resistance: Women’s Leadership and Gender Discourse in Contemporary Egypt - Lucia Sorbera Part II Redistributing Power Relations through Informal Alliances 5. Re-Writing Arab Republicanism: Post-Dynasticism and Arab Revolts -Larbi Sadiki 6. Beyond the Party: Patterns of Elite Turnover in Syria between the two al-Asads - Lorenzo Trombetta 7. Tradition, Religion and Clan Politics in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip - Massimo Alone Part III Informal Power Dynamics in Conflict Scenarios 8. Re-inventing Tribal Power in Darfur - Noah Bassil 9. Protests and Public Power in Post-Saddam Iraq: The Case of the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions - Benjamin Isakhan 10. Tinkering in the Margins: Yemen’s Opposition Coalition - Sarah Phillips 11. Al-Islah and Civil Society Governance in Somalia - Valeria Saggiomo Part IV Resistance, Cooptation, Centralisation: The non-Arab Middle East 12. Power and Resistance in Iran - Arshin Adib-Moghaddam 13. Accommodating Informal Institutions in Turkish Politics: The Case of Proxy Leadership - Gokhan Bacik 14. Feudal Control of Politics in Peripheral Turkey: The Case of the Şanlıurfa Province -Michelangelo Guida 15. Patterns of Elite Centralisation in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan - L. Anceschi Conclusions - A. Teti
Luca Anceschi is Lecturer in International Relations, La Trobe University
Gennaro Gervasio is Lecturer in Middle East Politics, Macquarie University
Andrea Teti is Lecturer in the Department of Politics, University of Aberdeen