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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 68 results in Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 29th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 18th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 9th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Arms Control and Iranian Foreign Policy

    Diplomacy of Discontent

    By Bobi Pirseyedi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Since 2003, when the world learned that the Islamic Republic of Iran had succeeded in secretly developing a capability to enrich uranium and separate plutonium, the question of Iran’s nuclear program has ranked high on the international political and arms control agenda. This book studies the IRI’s...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Sectarian Conflict in Egypt

    Coptic Media, Identity and Representation

    By Elizabeth Iskander

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    In light of the Egyptian uprising in early 2011, understanding the dynamics that are shaping Egyptian politics and society is more crucial than ever as Egypt seeks to re-define itself after the Mubarak era. One of the most controversial debates concerns the place of religion in Egypt’s political...

    Published May 30th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Sacred Space in Israel and Palestine

    Religion and Politics

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

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Religion and religious nationalism have long played a central role in many ethnic and national conflicts, and the importance of religion to national identity means that territorial disputes can often focus on the contestation of holy places and sacred territory. Looking at the case of Israel and...

    Published March 8th 2012 by Routledge