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Religion and Hezbollah: Political Ideology and Legitimacy

Religion and Hezbollah: Political Ideology and Legitimacy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mariam Farida
August 19, 2019

This comprehensive and thought-provoking volume examines the role and function of religion in Hezbollah’s political strategy in the context of contemporary Lebanese politics and global security. The book demonstrates how Hezbollah uses religious mechanisms such as taklif shari (religious assessment...

Ethnicity and Party Politics in Turkey: The Rise of the Kurdish Party during the Kurdish Opening Process

Ethnicity and Party Politics in Turkey: The Rise of the Kurdish Party during the Kurdish Opening Process

1st Edition

Berna Öney
July 16, 2019

Delving into Turkey’s political playing field, this book examines how an ethnic party increased its vote shares. The case study looks at the rise of the Kurdish party in Turkey’s 2011 national elections in relation to the mainstream political parties' strategies. The research explores the strategy...

Women in Turkey: Silent Consensus in the Age of Neoliberalism and Islamic Conservatism

Women in Turkey: Silent Consensus in the Age of Neoliberalism and Islamic Conservatism

1st Edition

Gamze Çavdar, Yavuz Yaşar
May 21, 2019

This book provides a socio-economic examination of the status of women in contemporary Turkey, assessing how policies have combined elements of neoliberalism and Islamic conservatism. Using rich qualitative and quantitative analyses, Women in Turkey analyses the policies concerning women in the...

The Decline of Democracy in Turkey: A Comparative Study of Hegemonic Party Rule

The Decline of Democracy in Turkey: A Comparative Study of Hegemonic Party Rule

1st Edition

Kürşat Çınar
May 21, 2019

This book explores the roots of the decline of democracy and the rise of hegemonic parties in Turkey, by comparing the Justice and Development Party (AKP) with other comparable cases throughout the world. Offering a novel analysis in the rise of hegemonic parties, this book incorporates the...

Mobilizing Religion in Middle East Politics: A Comparative Study of Israel and Turkey

Mobilizing Religion in Middle East Politics: A Comparative Study of Israel and Turkey

1st Edition

Yusuf Sarfati
May 20, 2019

Contrary to the expectations of the secularization theorists, religious political movements rose to prominence in numerous countries across the globe in the past three decades. By examining the conditions that underlie the electoral fortunes of religious actors in democratic regimes, this book...

Israel in a Turbulent Region: Security and Foreign Policy

Israel in a Turbulent Region: Security and Foreign Policy

1st Edition

Tore T. Petersen
February 28, 2019

This anthology examines and deconstructs what Israeli security looks like and how its various security identities have evolved both before the establishment of the state and in the years and decades since 1948. It casts light on how aspects of Israel’s foreign relations have been shaped as much by...

Patterns of Nationhood and Saving the State in Turkey: Ottomanism, Nationalism and Multiculturalism

Patterns of Nationhood and Saving the State in Turkey: Ottomanism, Nationalism and Multiculturalism

1st Edition

Serhun Al
January 22, 2019

Patterns of Nationhood and Saving the State in Turkey tackles a theoretical puzzle in understanding the state policy changes toward minorities and nationhood, first by placing the state in the historical context of the international system and second by unpacking the state through analysis of ...

Power Sharing in Lebanon: Consociationalism Since 1820

Power Sharing in Lebanon: Consociationalism Since 1820

1st Edition

Eduardo Wassim Aboultaif
January 10, 2019

This book studies the origins and evolution of power sharing in Lebanon. The author has established a relationship between mobilization, ethnurgy (ethnic identification), memory and trauma, and how they impact power sharing provisions. The book starts with the events in the 1820s, when...

Participation Culture in the Gulf: Networks, Politics and Identity

Participation Culture in the Gulf: Networks, Politics and Identity

1st Edition

Nele Lenze, Charlotte Schriwer
August 23, 2018

This book examines the civil–social interactions which have shaped and continue to influence the political and social development of modern Gulf societies. It analyses the influence of public and private social spaces, such as sports arenas and dawawin as well as developments in the legal and...

Turkey's Democratization Process

Turkey's Democratization Process

1st Edition

Carmen Rodriguez, Antonio Avalos, Hakan Yilmaz, Ana I. Planet
August 23, 2018

Since the end of the 1980 coup d’état Turkey has been in the midst of a complex process of democratization. Applying methodological pluralism in order to provide a comprehensive analysis of this process in a Turkish context, this book brings together contributions from prominent, Turkish, English,...

Saudi Maritime Policy: Integrated Governance

Saudi Maritime Policy: Integrated Governance

1st Edition

Hatim Al-Bisher, Selina Stead, Tim Gray
August 09, 2018

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...

The Religionization of Israeli Society

The Religionization of Israeli Society

1st Edition

Yoav Peled, Horit Herman Peled
August 02, 2018

During Israel's military operation in Gaza in the summer of 2014 the commanding officer of the Givati infantry brigade, Colonel Ofer Vinter, called upon his troops to fight "the terrorists who defame the God of Israel." This unprecedented call for religious war by a senior IDF commander caused an...

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