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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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41-50 of 71 results in Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics
  1. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 4th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 27th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 6th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 5th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Patronage Politics in Egypt

    The National Democratic Party and Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo

    By Mohamed Fahmy Menza

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Between the military takeover of 1952 and the collapse of the Mubarak regime in 2011, the political system of Egypt depended upon a variety of mechanisms and structures to establish and consolidate its powerbase. Among those, an intricate web of what could be described as ‘patronage politics’...

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Human Rights in Libya

    The Impact of International Society Since 1969

    By Giacomina De Bona

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Since the end of the Cold War a democratic wave has swept through large parts of the world, propagating liberal values and giving impetus to the case for human rights in an international society. To date however, the promotion of human rights has presented a mixed account with some countries...

    Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Everyday Arab Identity

    The Daily Reproduction of the Arab World

    By Christopher Phillips

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Whether through government propaganda or popular transnational satellite television channels, Arab citizens encounter a discourse that reinforces a sense of belonging to their own state and a broader Arab world on a daily basis. Looking through the lens of nationalism theory, this book examines how...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Political Regimes in the Arab World

    Society and the Exercise of Power

    Edited by Ferran Izquierdo Brichs

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    One of the implications of Orientalism is that the Arab world, as a homogenous entity, is often analysed as an anomaly within the international system. This book argues that, despite their differences, societies across the globe ultimately construct their own history according to very similar...

    Published September 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  10. Contemporary Morocco

    State, Politics and Society under Mohammed VI

    Edited by Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, Daniel Zisenwine

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Discussions of the unsettled political and social landscapes in the Middle East and North Africa frequently point to Morocco as an exception. An Arab League member-state, Morocco enjoys a favorable image in the West, seemingly combining a healthy and balanced mix of tradition and modernity,...

    Published August 23rd 2012 by Routledge