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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 71 results in Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 30th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 24th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Saudi Maritime Policy

    Integrated Governance

    By Hatim Al-Bisher, Selina Stead, Tim Gray

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Because marine governance in most countries is sectoral, maritime policies are frequently fragmented, reactive, and even contradictory, meaning that marine resources are underutilized and poorly protected. To avoid these problems, the concept of integrated national maritime policy (INMP) has been...

    Published September 13th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Politics and Violence in Israel/Palestine

    Democracy versus Military Rule

    By Lev Luis Grinberg

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    The Israeli regime is a paradox. Considered a democracy, it has no recognized borders and controls the majority of Palestinians by military rule, while the resistance of non-citizen Palestinians exerts major influence over politics and policies. Drawing on detailed academic research and a broad...

    Published August 28th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Islamism, Democracy and Liberalism in Turkey

    The Case of the AKP

    By William Hale, Ergun Ozbudun

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    The Justice and Development Party (AKP) were elected to power in 2002 and since then Turkish politics has undergone considerable change. This book is a comprehensive analysis of the AKP, in terms not just of its ideological agenda, but also of its social basis and performance in office in the main...

    Published March 13th 2011 by Routledge

  8. The United States and Iran

    Sanctions, Wars and the Policy of Dual Containment

    By Sasan Fayazmanesh

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    When and why did the United States policy of containment of Iran come about? How did it evolve? Where is it going? Much has been said about the US policy of dual containment, particularly as it pertains to Iraq. However, there has been little in-depth analysis of this policy when it comes to Iran....

    Published January 5th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Civil Society in Algeria

    The Political Functions of Associational Life

    By Andrea Liverani

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Between 1987 and today Algeria has been engaged in a conflict pitching the army against Islamist guerilla groups which has killed more than 200.000 people. During the same period, Algeria also witnessed the explosion of more than 70,000 voluntary associations, making it one of the most civic-dense...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Jordanian-Israeli Relations

    The peacebuilding experience

    By Mutayyam al O'ran

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Jordan’s peace treaty with Israel was unique as it bore the promise of what was termed a "warm" peace between the two warring countries. With legitimacy provided by Madrid and Oslo, hopes for "true" peace, as the Israelis would describe it, were high. This book explores the Jordanian-Israeli...

    Published November 28th 2010 by Routledge