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Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

This series is concerned with recent political developments in the region. It will have a range of different approaches and include both single authored monographs and edited volumes covering issues such as international relations, foreign intervention, security, political Islam, democracy, ideology and public policy.

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1-10 of 68 results in Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics
  1. Palestinian Refugee Repatriation

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Michael Dumper

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    The repatriation of Palestinians is a highly topical issue, and a critical component of any future peace process for Israel/Palestine. Until now, the mechanics of repatriation have not been dealt with in detail. This book explores the notion that the Palestinian refugee case is exceptional through...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Politics in Morocco

    Executive Monarchy and Enlightened Authoritarianism

    By Anouar Boukhars

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Democratization and the process of political reform is a critical issue in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. This book looks at the situation in Morocco and examines the role of the monarchy and the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Islamic and secular/liberal groupings...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Strategic Relations Between the US and Turkey 1979-2000

    Sleeping with a Tiger

    By Ekavi Athanassopoulou

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Taking the period from the end of the 1970s to the end of the 1990s, this book critically examines the evolution of the strategic relationship between the US and Turkey during this period, with a particular focus on the Middle Eastern context. Strategic Relations Between the US and Turkey employs...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Multiculturalism and Democracy in North Africa

    Aftermath of the Arab Spring

    Edited by Moha Ennaji

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Investigating the connections between multiculturalism, minorities, citizenship, and democracy in North Africa, this book argues that multiculturalism in this region– and in the Arab world at large – has reached a significant level in terms of scale and importance. In the rest of the world, there...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Nationalisms and Politics in Turkey

    Political Islam, Kemalism and the Kurdish Issue

    Edited by Marlies Casier, Joost Jongerden

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    This book examines some of the most pressing issues facing the Turkish political establishment, in particular the issues of political Islam, and Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms. The authors explore the rationales of the main political actors in Turkey in order to increase our understanding of the...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Civil Society and Democratization in the Arab World

    The Dynamics of Activism

    By Francesco Cavatorta, Vincent Durac

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    The transition paradigm has traditionally viewed civil society activism as an essential condition for the establishment of democracy. The democracy promotion strategies of Western policy-makers have, therefore, been based on strengthening civil society in authoritarian settings in order to support...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Conflict and Peacemaking in Israel-Palestine

    Theory and Application

    By Sapir Handelman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    The Israeli-Palestinian struggle is considered to be one of the most entrenched conflicts in the world. Presenting and evaluating interactive models of peacemaking and the phenomenon of intractable conflict, the book takes an in-depth look into specific models for peacemaking and applies them to...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Europe and Tunisia

    Democratization via Association

    By Brieg Powel, Larbi Sadiki

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    This book is concerned with EU democracy promotion inside Tunisia, the first Arab signatory of an Association Agreement with the EU. Focusing on the content, context, mechanisms, and outcomes of democratization via association, the authors examine whether Tunisia’s specific mode of democratization...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Democracy in Turkey

    The Impact of EU Political Conditionality

    By Ali Resul Usul

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    This book examines the impact of European political conditionality on the process of democratization in Turkey over a twenty year period. Employing theoretical and conceptual approaches to the issue of EU conditionality, the author compares the case of Turkey to that of other European nations....

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Second Palestinian Intifada

    Civil Resistance

    By Julie M. Norman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Palestinian civilians engaged in numerous acts of unarmed resistance during the second intifada. However, these attempts in using non-violent strategies were frequently overshadowed by the armed tactics of militant groups. Drawing from extensive interviews, surveys, and observations in the West...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge