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Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government

Series Editor: Larbi Sadiki

This series examines new ways of understanding democratization and government in the Middle East. The varied and uneven processes of change, occurring in the Middle Eastern region, can no longer be read and interpreted solely through the prism of Euro-American transitology. Seeking to frame critical parameters in light of these new horizons, this series instigates reinterpretations of democracy and propagates formerly ‘subaltern,’ narratives of democratization. Reinvigorating discussion on how Arab and Middle Eastern peoples and societies seek good government, Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government provides tests and contests of old and new assumptions.

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  1. Sectarianism in Iraq

    The Making of State and Nation Since 1920

    By Khalil Osman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government

    This book links sectarianism in Iraq to the failure of the modern nation-state to resolve tensions between sectarian identities and concepts of unified statehood and uniform citizenry. After a theoretical excursus that recasts the notion of primordial identity as a socially constructed reality,...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Egypt's Long Revolution

    Protest Movements and Uprisings

    By Maha Abdelrahman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government

    The millions of Egyptians who returned to the heart of Cairo and Egypt’s other major cities for 18 days until the eventual toppling of the Mubarak regime were orderly without an organisation, inspired without a leader, and single-minded without one guiding political ideology. This book examines the...

    Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Crowds and Politics in North Africa

    Tunisia, Algeria and Libya

    By Andrea Khalil

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government

    This book takes predominant crowd theory to task, questioning received ideas about ‘mob psychology’ that remain prevalent today. It is a synchronic study of crowds, crowd dynamics and the relationships of crowds to political power in Tunisia, Libya and Algeria (2011-2013) that has far...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Informal Power in the Greater Middle East

    Hidden Geographies

    Edited by Luca Anceschi, Gennaro Gervasio, Andrea Teti

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government

    Over the last decade or so, academic and non-academic observers have focussed mainly, if not exclusively on the institutions and places of formal power in the Greater Middle East, depicting politics in the region as a small area limited to local authoritarian rulers. In contrast, this book aims to...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Revolution, Revolt and Reform in North Africa

    The Arab Spring and Beyond

    Edited by Ricardo Laremont

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government

    Providing an account of the recent revolutions or reform movements that constituted part of the Arab Spring, this book focuses on these transformative processes in a North African context. Whilst the longer term outcomes of the Arab Spring revolts are not entirely clear, the revolutionary or...

    Published August 26th 2013 by Routledge

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