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UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series

Series Editor: Steven Spiegel, Elizabeth Matthews

The UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series on Middle East security and cooperation features new and original scholarship on many of the most critical issues facing the region. Each book presents a variety of perspectives on a specific topic, such as democracy in the Middle East, dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian relations, Gulf security, and the gender factor in the Middle East. Aside from covering the key issues facing the region, the series also features a number of sub-themes under a single heading, covering security, social, political, and economic factors affecting the Middle East. All books feature a multinational collection of authors who, for political reasons, do not always publish in the same volume or collection, so no matter what the issue, specialists from within and beyond the region offer a broad range of different viewpoints.

New and Published Books

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  1. Justice and Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    By Yaacov Bar Siman Tov

    Series: UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series

    In this book, the late Prof. Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov argues that the failure of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process so far has been mainly the result of the inability of both sides to reach an agreed formula for linking justice to peace. The issues of justice and injustice are focused mainly on...

    Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Israeli Peacemaking Since 1967

    Factors Behind the Breakthroughs and Failures

    By Galia Golan

    Series: UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series

    Examining the Israeli-Arab conflict as an "intractable conflict," Israeli Peacemaking since 1967 seeks to determine just which factors, or combination of factors, impacted on Israel's position in past peace-making efforts, possibly accounting for breakthroughs or failures to reach agreement. From...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Regional Security Dialogue in the Middle East

    Changes, Challenges and Opportunities

    Edited by Chen Kane, Egle Murauskaite

    Series: UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series

    At this time of considerable political turmoil in the Middle East, there is a pressing need to explore alternative frameworks for regional security. The book discusses the Helsinki Process as one potentially relevant historical model to learn from. The Helsinki Process began in a divided Europe...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Non-State Actors in the Middle East

    Factors for Peace and Democracy

    Edited by Galia Golan, Walid Salem

    Series: UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series

    As the recent revolutions in the Middle East have demonstrated, civil society in this part of the world is on the move. The increasingly important role of non-state actors – a phenomenon of globalization- has characterized developments throughout the region, affecting the struggle for democracy and...

    Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Gender and Violence in the Middle East

    Edited by Moha Ennaji, Fatima Sadiqi

    Series: UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series

    This book explores the relationship between Islamism, secularism and violence against women in the Middle East and North Africa. Drawing on case studies from across the region, the authors examine the historical, cultural, religious, social, legal and political factors affecting this key issue....

    Published April 19th 2011 by Routledge

  6. The Israel-Palestine Conflict

    Parallel Discourses

    Edited by Elizabeth Matthews

    Series: UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series

    The conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is considered intractable by many, and is frequently characterised by the violence between the two sides. In attempts at peace, the starting point for negotiations is a cessation of violence; beneath this, however, lies a plethora of other...

    Published March 16th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Women in the Middle East and North Africa

    Agents of Change

    Edited by Fatima Sadiqi, Moha Ennaji

    Series: UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series

    This book examines the position of women in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Although it is culturally diverse, this region shares many commonalities with relation to women that are strong, deep, and pervasive: a space-based patriarchy, a culturally strong sense of...

    Published October 25th 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Struggle over Democracy in the Middle East

    Regional Politics and External Policies

    Edited by Nathan J. Brown, Emad Shahin

    Series: UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series

    Many residents of the Middle East - and more recently, Western powers - have placed great hope in democratization in the region. Yet authoritarianism remains the norm and movement towards democracy is both slow and uneven. The Struggle over Democracy in the Middle East examines democracy and...

    Published October 16th 2009 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Political Ideology of Ayatollah Khamenei: Out of the Mouth of the Supreme Leader of Iran
    By Yvette Hovsepian-Bearce
    To Be Published April 1st 2015

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