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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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31-40 of 67 results in Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics
  1. Islamists and Secularists in Egypt

    Opposition, Conflict & Cooperation

    By Dina Shehata

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    In a detailed analysis of the continued survival of authoritarian governments in the Arab world, this book uses Egypt as a case study to address the timely and complex issue of democratization in the Middle East. This book examines how relations between different actors in the Egyptian opposition...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  2. Turkish Politics and the Rise of the AKP

    Dilemmas of Institutionalization and Leadership Strategy

    By Arda Can Kumbaracibasi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    The Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been in power since 2002. This book is the first book-length analysis to chart the rise and development of the party from its Islamist roots through to government, analysing in particular its internal organisation and dynamics. Since its foundation...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Making of Lebanese Foreign Policy

    Understanding the 2006 Hezbollah-Israeli War

    By Henrietta Wilkins

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Seeking to explain Lebanon’s behavior in the international arena during the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel, this book offers a critique of both systemic and sub state factors in determining foreign policy decisions. The Making of Lebanese Foreign Policy illustrates how systemic theories are...

    Published April 24th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Golan Heights

    Political History, Settlement and Geography since 1949

    By Yigal Kipnis

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Presenting the settlement landscape of the Golan before and after June 1967, The Golan Heights deals with the issue of the border between Israel and Syria, and with the Israeli settlement process in the area following the Six Day War. The story of the Golan Heights and its position between Syria...

    Published April 15th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Political Succession in the Arab World

    Constitutions, Family Loyalties and Islam

    By Anthony Billingsley

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Political succession is a key issue in the contemporary Middle East. In this new study the author examines the process and shows how respect for those in authority and tribal codes of loyalty have been far more influential in maintaining regimes than security institutions and political repression....

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Holy Places in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Confrontation and Co-existence

    Edited by Marshall J. Breger, Yitzhak Reiter, Leonard Hammer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    This book addresses the major generators of conflict and toleration at shared holy places in Palestine and Israel. Examining the religious, political and legal issues, the authors show how the holy sites have been a focus of both conflict and cooperation between different communities. Bringing...

    Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Intra-Jewish Conflict in Israel

    White Jews, Black Jews

    By Sami Shalom Chetrit

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    This is the first book in English to examine the Mizrahi Jews (Jews from the Muslim world) in Israel, focussing in particular on social and political movements such as the Black Panthers and SHAS. The book analyses the ongoing cultural encounter between Zionism and Israel on one side and Mizrahi...

    Published February 26th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Negotiating Political Power in Turkey

    Breaking up the Party

    Edited by Elise Massicard, Nicole Watts

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    This edited collection looks at how political parties in Turkey actually work, inside and out. Departing from traditional macro-level analyses, the book offers a new sociological approach to the study of political parties, treating them as non-unitary entities composed of many different groups and...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  9. EU-Turkey Relations in the 21st Century

    By Birol Yesilada

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    The possibility of Turkey’s accession to the European Union has been problematic. Initially, the EU’s pursuit of regional economic integration and enlargement of membership, at the exclusion of Turkey, strained relations between the two. It was not until 1999, and under pressure from the US, that...

    Published December 4th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 November 29th 2012 by Routledge