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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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51-60 of 76 results in Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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 9th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 31st 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 9th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The UN and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

    American Hegemony and UN Intervention since 1947

    By Danilo Di Mauro

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    This book provides a comprehensive empirical analysis of the United Nations intervention in the Arab-Israeli conflict since 1947. In his structured and exhaustive analysis, the author presents a long term perspective on the UN intervention in the conflict and explains its evolution during the...

    Published January 31st 2012 by Routledge

  10. Regime Stability in Saudi Arabia

    The Challenge of Succession

    By Stig Stenslie

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    This book examines the structure of political power amongst elites inside Saudi Arabia and how they might cope with the very serious challenge posed by succession. Presenting a new and refreshing theoretical approach that links elite integration with regime stability, the author shows that the...

    Published November 25th 2011 by Routledge