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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 71 results in Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Iranian Foreign Policy Since 2001

    Alone in the World

    Edited by Thomas Juneau, Sam Razavi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Examining Iranian foreign policy, with a focus on the years since 2001, this book analyses the defining feature of Iran’s international and regional posture, its strategic loneliness, and the implications of this for the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy. Iranian Foreign Policy since 2001 offers...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Modern Middle East Authoritarianism

    Roots, Ramifications, and Crisis

    Edited by Noureddine Jebnoun, Mehrdad Kia, Mimi Kirk

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    While the Arab uprisings have overturned the idea of Arab "exceptionalism," or the acceptance of authoritarianism, better analysis of authoritarianism’s resilience in pre- and post-uprising scenarios is still needed. Modern Middle East Authoritarianism: Roots, Ramifications, and Crisis undertakes...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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