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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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21-30 of 68 results in Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics
  1. The Iran-Iraq War

    Antecedents and Conflict Escalation

    By Jerome Donovan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    In a tradition that dates back to the time of Thucydides, and the Peloponnesian War, the systematic examination of conflict and war has long been a preoccupation of political scientists seeking to resolve the enduring question: Why do wars occur? This study directly engages this question with a...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Contemporary Kemalism

    From Universal Secular-Humanism to Extreme Turkish Nationalism

    By Toni Alaranta

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    The nature and content of Kemalist ideology in Turkey during the last twenty years is analysed in this book. In order to place the current manifestations of this Turkish official modernising ideology in the two-part context of globalisation and the re-sacralisation of the world, Contemporary...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of Truth Management in Saudi Arabia

    By Afshin Shahi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Exploring the management of ‘truth’ in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this book aims to investigate the ways in which the official ‘truth’ is constructed and institutionalised in the country. The Politics of Truth Management in Saudi Arabia argues that there are two interrelated notions which...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Ethnic Politics in Israel

    The Margins and the Ashkenazi Centre

    By As'ad Ghanem

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    This book offers an analysis on contemporary Israeli democracy, examining in particular society and politics from the perspectives of the different ethnic groups outside of the Ashkenazi mainstream. The book explores the political expressions of the secondary groups in Israel (Mizrahim, Religious,...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Surveillance and Control in Israel/Palestine

    Population, Territory and Power

    Edited by Elia Zureik, David Lyon, Yasmeen Abu-Laban

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Surveillance is always a means to an end, whether that end is influence, management or entitlement. This book examines the several layers of surveillance that control the Palestinian population in Israel and the Occupied Territories, showing how they operate, how well they work, how they are...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Egyptian Foreign Policy From Mubarak to Morsi

    Against the National Interest

    By Nael Shama

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Egyptian Foreign Policy from Mubarak to Morsi explores an area rarely touched upon by researchers, the relationship between regime security and the national interest. Concentrating on Egyptian foreign policy under President Hosni Mubarak, this book analyses how it was used to bolster his internal...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey

    Political Violence, Fear and Pain

    By Ramazan Aras

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey examines political violence, the politics of fear and the Kurdish experience of pain through an analysis of life stories, personal narratives and testimonies of Kurdish subjects in contemporary Turkey. It traces the physical and psychological impacts of the...

    Published October 16th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Turkey's Democratization Process

    Edited by Carmen Rodriguez, Antonio Avalos, Hakan Yilmaz, Ana I. Planet

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Since the end of the 1980 coup d’état Turkey has been in the midst of a complex process of democratization. Applying methodological pluralism in order to provide a comprehensive analysis of this process in a Turkish context, this book brings together contributions from prominent, Turkish, English,...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Turkey's Entente with Israel and Azerbaijan

    State Identity and Security in the Middle East and Caucasus

    By Alexander Murinson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    With the end of the Cold War came a new political instability in Turkey and a shift in relations with the West, leading the government to adopt new foreign policies and forge alliances with neighbouring states. This book offers a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the evolution of the...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Mobilizing Religion in Middle East Politics

    A Comparative Study of Israel and Turkey

    By Yusuf Sarfati

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Contrary to the expectations of the secularization theorists, religious political movements rose to prominence in numerous countries across the globe in the past three decades. By examining the conditions that underlie the electoral fortunes of religious actors in democratic regimes, this book...

    Published July 31st 2013 by Routledge