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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 73 results in Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 16th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 12th 2013 by Routledge