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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 67 results in Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Kemalism in Turkish Politics

    The Republican People's Party, Secularism and Nationalism

    By Sinan Ciddi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    This book is concerned with Turkey’s political evolution, the role of Kemalism, and why a social democratic alternative has never fully developed. Concentrating on the electoral weaknesses of the Turkish centre-left, represented by the Republican People’s Party (CHP), Sinan Ciddi examines the roles...

    Published November 28th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Democracy in the Arab World

    Explaining the Deficit

    Edited by Ibrahim Elbadawi, Samir Makdisi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Despite notable socio-economic development in the Arab region, a deficit in democracy and political rights has continued to prevail. This book examines the major reasons underlying the persistence of this democracy deficit over the past decades and touches on the prospects for deepening the...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Secular and Islamic Politics in Turkey

    The Making of the Justice and Development Party

    Edited by Ümit Cizre

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Turkey is ninty-nine per cent Muslim, its ruling party, Justice and Development Party (JDP), comes from but denies its Islamist pedigree and has a very secular feel. However, the deeply secular regime distrusts the JDP with regard to its 'true' colours. This book makes sense of these...

    Published August 17th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Public Management in Israel

    Development, Structure, Functions and Reforms

    By Itzhak Galnoor

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    As government management in Israel is gradually replaced by private sector management, it is becoming apparent that the collective-oriented mission of government cannot be fulfilled by the private sector or by the non-profit organizations of civil society. This book provides an analysis of the...

    Published July 28th 2010 by Routledge