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EU-Turkey Relations in the 21st Century

EU-Turkey Relations in the 21st Century

1st Edition

Birol Yesilada
June 16, 2017

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...

Contemporary Morocco: State, Politics and Society under Mohammed VI

Contemporary Morocco: State, Politics and Society under Mohammed VI

1st Edition

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, Daniel Zisenwine
June 16, 2017

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,...

Human Rights in Libya: The Impact of International Society Since 1969

Human Rights in Libya: The Impact of International Society Since 1969

1st Edition

Giacomina De Bona
June 16, 2017

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...

Arms Control and Iranian Foreign Policy: Diplomacy of Discontent

Arms Control and Iranian Foreign Policy: Diplomacy of Discontent

1st Edition

Bobi Pirseyedi
May 31, 2017

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...

Patronage Politics in Egypt: The National Democratic Party and Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo

Patronage Politics in Egypt: The National Democratic Party and Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo

1st Edition

Mohamed Fahmy Menza
May 31, 2017

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’...

The UN and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: American Hegemony and UN Intervention since 1947

The UN and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: American Hegemony and UN Intervention since 1947

1st Edition

Danilo Di Mauro
May 31, 2017

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...

Sacred Space in Israel and Palestine: Religion and Politics

Sacred Space in Israel and Palestine: Religion and Politics

1st Edition

Marshall J. Breger, Yitzhak Reiter, Leonard Hammer
May 24, 2017

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...

Minority Rights in Turkey: A Battlefield for Europeanization

Minority Rights in Turkey: A Battlefield for Europeanization

1st Edition

Gözde Yilmaz
February 08, 2017

The issue of minority rights is highly contested in both member and candidate states of the European Union. Compared with other policy areas, the Europeanization process in minority rights is much slower and more problematic. Turkey, though, differs from the majority of the member states by showing...

Multiculturalism and Democracy in North Africa: Aftermath of the Arab Spring

Multiculturalism and Democracy in North Africa: Aftermath of the Arab Spring

1st Edition

Moha Ennaji
December 14, 2016

Investigating the connections between multiculturalism, minorities, citizenship, and democracy in North Africa, this book argues that multiculturalism in this region– and in the Arab world at large – has reached a significant level in terms of scale and importance. In the rest of the world, there...

Contemporary Kemalism: From Universal Secular-Humanism to Extreme Turkish Nationalism

Contemporary Kemalism: From Universal Secular-Humanism to Extreme Turkish Nationalism

1st Edition

Toni Alaranta
November 30, 2016

The nature and content of Kemalist ideology in Turkey during the last twenty years is analysed in this book. In order to place the current manifestations of this Turkish official modernising ideology in the two-part context of globalisation and the re-sacralisation of the world, Contemporary...

Arab Regionalism: A Post-Structural Perspective

Arab Regionalism: A Post-Structural Perspective

1st Edition

Silvia Ferabolli
November 03, 2016

Arab regionalism details and examines the power relations involved in the making of an Arab region. On an empirical level, this book concentrates on the drawing of topographic and ideational boundaries in the Arab region, on Arab regional organizations, on the functional cooperation among Arab...

Kurdish Politics in Turkey: From the PKK to the KCK

Kurdish Politics in Turkey: From the PKK to the KCK

1st Edition

Seevan Saeed
September 19, 2016

In the aftermath of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the Kurds were promised their own state. However, several factors meant that this dream never became a reality, and the land of the Kurds was divided. Amid a sense of a loss of identity, the Kurds started to fight for their social and...

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