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  1. Trapped Between the Map and Reality

    Geography and Perceptions of Kurdistan

    By Maria Theresa O'Shea

    Series: Middle East Studies: History, Politics & Law

    Kurdistan exists as a cultural and political concept on many levels of discourse. Despite Kurdistan's divisions, lack of definition and the absence of a unified struggle for a Kurdish state, the concept survives the reality as a powerful mixture of myths, reality and ambition. This thesis analyses...

    Published July 27th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Kurdish Nationalism and Political Islam in Turkey

    Kemalist Identity in Transition

    By Omer Taspinar

    Series: Middle East Studies: History, Politics & Law

    This text is an attempt to study Turkey's national and secular identity in light of the challenges posed by Kurdish nationalism and political Islam....

    Published September 12th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Sharaf Politics

    Honor and Peacemaking in Israeli-Palestinian Society

    By Sharon D. Lang

    Series: Middle East Studies: History, Politics & Law

    This book examines the Arabic conflict resolution method known as "sulha." In this process, notable male elders mediate conflicts between and within Arab communities. A lengthy process of political jockeying culminates in a ceremony that peaks when "enemies" shake hands and publicly forgive the...

    Published June 10th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Islam, Democracy and the Status of Women

    The Case of Kuwait

    By Helen M. Rizzo

    Series: Middle East Studies: History, Politics & Law

    This book examines the relationship between religion, democracy, and women's organizations in Kuwait. More specifically, it looks at whether these organizations are working toward achieving formal political rights for women. Helen Rizzo examines how interpretations of religion affected the goals...

    Published October 1st 2008 by Routledge

  5. Turkey in Germany

    The Transitional Sphere of Deutschkei

    By Betigul Ercan Argun

    Series: Middle East Studies: History, Politics & Law

    This study explores the relationship between migration and political 'development' and asks the question 'how are migration movements and the expatriate communities they create connected to the possibility of enhanced political voice or the preservation of illiberal politics in sending countries?'....

    Published February 28th 2003 by Routledge

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