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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 73 results in Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics
  1. Koreans in the Persian Gulf

    Policies and International Relations

    By Shirzad Azad

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Analyzing the Korean Peninsula’s contemporary engagement with the Persian Gulf region from the 1950s to the present day, the book begins by asking the following question: What drew Koreans to the region in the first place and under what circumstances were they drawn there? While taking into...

    Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Turkish Deep State

    State Consolidation, Civil-Military Relations and Democracy

    By Mehtap Söyler

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    The deep state ranks among the most critical issues in Turkish politics. This book traces its origins and offers an explanation of the emergence and trajectory of the deep state; the meaning and function of informal and authoritarian institutions in the formal security sector of a democratic regime...

    Published February 17th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Arab Regionalism

    A Post-Structural Perspective

    By Silvia Ferabolli

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Arab regionalism details and examines the power relations involved in the making of an Arab region. On an empirical level, this book concentrates on the drawing of topographic and ideational boundaries in the Arab region, on Arab regional organizations, on the functional cooperation among Arab...

    Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey

    Party Politics and the Mobilization of Swing Voters

    By Gul Akdag

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey attempts to understand the mobilization strategies of incumbent parties to consolidate and increase their support among swing voters of an ethnic group. By analyzing the strategy of AKP on voters of Kurdish origin, it investigates the conditions under which it can...

    Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Environmental Politics in Egypt

    Activists, Experts and the State

    By Jeannie Sowers

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted in Egypt from the late 1990s to 2011, this book shows how experts and activists used distinctive approaches to influence state and firm decision-making in three important environmental policy domains. These include; industrial pollution from large-scale...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Kurdish Liberation Movement in Iraq

    From Insurgency to Statehood

    By Yaniv Voller

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Investigating the transformation of the Kurdish liberation movement in Iraq this book explores its development from an armed guerrilla movement, engaged in a war for liberation with the government in Baghdad, into the government of a de facto Kurdish state known as the Kurdistan Regional Government...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 26th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge