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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 67 results in Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics
  1. 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

  2. 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 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. The Circassian Diaspora in Turkey

    A Political History

    By Zeynel Abidin Besleney

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    A North Caucasian ethnic group that has been largely obscured in world history as a result of their expulsion from their homeland by Tsarist Russia in the 1860s, Circassians now comprise significant communities not only in the Northwest Caucasus but also in Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Europe and the US....

    Published March 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Kurds and US Foreign Policy

    International Relations in the Middle East since 1945

    By Marianna Charountaki

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    This book provides a detailed survey and analysis of US–Kurdish relations and their interaction with domestic, regional and global politics. Using the Kurdish issue to explore the nature of the engagement between international powers and weaker non-state entities, the author analyses the existence...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. NATO and the Middle East

    The Geopolitical Context Post-9/11

    By Mohammed Moustafa Orfy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Despite having been active in the region since the mid-1990s, the role of NATO in the Middle East has attracted particular attention since the events of 11th September 2001. This book analyses the limits of NATO’s role in the Middle East region and examines whether or not the Alliance is able to...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge