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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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11-20 of 68 results in Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics
  1. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Arab State

    Dilemmas of Late Formation

    By Adham Saouli

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    This book explores the conditions of state formation and survival in the Middle East. Based on Historical Sociology, it provides a model for study of the state in the Arab world and a theory to explain its survival. Examining states as a ‘process’, the author argues that what emerged in the...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Arab State and Women's Rights

    The Trap of Authoritarian Governance

    By Elham Manea

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Researchers studying gender politics in Arab societies have been puzzled by a phenomenon common in many Arab states – while women are granted suffrage rights, they are often discriminated against by the state in their private lives. This book addresses this phenomenon, maintaining that the Arab...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Contradictions of Israeli Citizenship

    Land, Religion and State

    Edited by Guy Ben-Porat, Bryan S. Turner

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    This book provides an integrated analysis of the complex nature of citizenship in Israel. Contributions from leading social and political theorists explore different aspects of citizenship through the demands and struggles of minority groups to provide a comprehensive picture of the dynamics of...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Urbicide in Palestine

    Spaces of Oppression and Resilience

    By Nurhan Abujidi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Exploring the way urbicide is used to un/re-make Palestine, as well as how it is employed as a tool of spatial dispossession and control, this book examines contemporary political violence and destruction in the context of colonial projects in Palestine. The broader framework of the book is...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Transitional Justice and Human Rights in Morocco

    Negotiating the Years of Lead

    By Fadoua Loudiy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    This book examines the Moroccan experience of transitional justice, more specifically the negotiation of the legacy of the period commonly referred to as the Years of Lead. This period of Moroccan history roughly spans from the early 1960s to 1999 during which thousands of citizens were arbitrarily...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Israeli Nationalism

    Social conflicts and the politics of knowledge

    By Uri Ram

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    The question of nationalism centres around the political, social, and cultural ways by which the concept and practice of a nation is constructed, and what it means to its various bearers. This book examines the issue of Jewish-Israeli nationalism, combining a sociological study of national culture...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Arab Minority Nationalism in Israel

    The Politics of Indigeneity

    By Amal Jamal

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    National minorities and their behaviour have become a central topic in comparative politics in the last few decades. Using the relationship between the state of Israel and the Arab national minority as a case study, this book provides a thorough examination of minority nationalism and...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge