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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. Oil States in the New Middle East

    Uprisings and stability

    Edited by Bjørn Olav Utvik, Kjetil Selvik

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government

    Oil has been central to regime survival for oil states across the Arabian Peninsula and has been at the heart of their attempts to defuse the wave of Arab revolutions. However, in 2011 revolution hit Libya, the most oil dependent regime in the Middle East. The political storm winds that have swept...

    Published July 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Revolutionary Egypt

    Connecting Domestic and International Struggles

    Edited by Reem Abou-El-Fadl

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government

    In 2011 the world watched as Egyptians rose up against a dictator. Observers marveled at this sudden rupture, and honed in on the heroes of Tahrir Square. Revolutionary Egypt analyzes this tumultuous period from multiple perspectives, bringing together experts on the Middle East from disciplines as...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Al Jazeera and Democratization

    The Rise of the Arab Public Sphere

    By Ezzeddine Abdelmoula

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government

    Al Jazeera and Democratization analyses the increasing role of the media in political transformations with a special emphasis on the Arab world. Taking the Al Jazeera media network as a case study, the author explains how engaging the public and providing platforms for open debate and free...

    Published March 16th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Sufism and Politics in Morocco

    Activism and Dissent

    By Abdelilah Bouasria

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government

    Presenting a political history and sociology of Moroccan Sufism from colonialism to the modern day, this book studies the Sufi model of Master and Disciple in relation to social and political life, comparing the different eras of acquiescent versus dissident Sufism. This comparative fieldwork...

    Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Political and Constitutional Transitions in North Africa

    Actors and Factors

    Edited by Justin Frosini, Francesco Biagi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government

    The transformations which are taking place in the Arab world are dynamic processes characterised by a number of variables that one can refer to as actors and factors. The implications of the Arab uprisings are important for the world at large; the Arab world’s successes, and failures, at this...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 5th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 27th 2013 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Oil States in the New Middle East: Uprisings and stability
    Edited by Bjørn Olav Utvik, Kjetil Selvik
    To Be Published July 16th 2015
  2. Politics of the Islamic Tradition: The Thought of Muhammad Al-Ghazali
    By Mohammed Moussa
    To Be Published October 12th 2015
  3. The Arab Lobby and the US: Factors for Success and Failure
    By Dania Koleilat Khatib
    To Be Published November 4th 2015

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