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Everyday Arab Identity: The Daily Reproduction of the Arab World

Everyday Arab Identity: The Daily Reproduction of the Arab World

1st Edition

Christopher Phillips
August 26, 2016

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...

Saudi Arabian Foreign Relations: Diplomacy and Mediation in Conflict Resolution

Saudi Arabian Foreign Relations: Diplomacy and Mediation in Conflict Resolution

1st Edition

René Rieger
August 15, 2016

In recent decades, Saudi Arabia has committed itself to playing the part of mediator in intra-national and international conflicts in the greater Middle East region. Examples include the two Saudi-introduced Arab Peace Initiatives of 1982 and 2002, mediation attempts between Algeria and Morocco in...

The Turkish AK Party and its Leader: Criticism, opposition and dissent

The Turkish AK Party and its Leader: Criticism, opposition and dissent

1st Edition

Umit Cizre
May 12, 2016

After landslide electoral victories, two referenda and a presidential election, thirteen years of AK Party rule have shattered many myths regarding Turkey’s politics and the nature of the party itself. This book argues that the last thirteen years are best understood via the AK party’s interaction...

Israel's Military Operations in Gaza: Telegenic Lawfare and Warfare

Israel's Military Operations in Gaza: Telegenic Lawfare and Warfare

1st Edition

Marouf Hasian Jr
March 31, 2016

Civilians in Gaza and Israel are caught up in complex, violent situations that have overstepped conventional battle lines. Both sides of the conflict have found ways to legitimate the use of violence, and continually swap accusations of violations of domestic and international humanitarian laws....

Diasporic Activism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Diasporic Activism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

1st Edition

Svenja Gertheiss
December 17, 2015

With their homelands at war, can Diasporas lead the way to peace, or do they present an obstacle to conflict resolution, nurturing hate far away from those who actually fall victim to violence? And which of these roles do the Jewish and Palestinian diaspora communities play in the...

Political Violence and Kurds in Turkey: Fragmentations, Mobilizations, Participations & Repertoires

Political Violence and Kurds in Turkey: Fragmentations, Mobilizations, Participations & Repertoires

1st Edition

Mehmet Orhan
October 19, 2015

The Kurdish conflict is an acknowledged long-standing issue in the Middle East, and the emergence of radical Kurdish nationalist movements in the 20th century played a decisive role in the evolution of political violence. Political Violence and Kurds in Turkey examines how this political violence...

The Europeanization of Turkish Public Policies: A Scorecard

The Europeanization of Turkish Public Policies: A Scorecard

1st Edition

Aylin Güney, Ali Tekin
October 01, 2015

Turkey’s candidacy for membership of the European Union has had mixed effects on its public policies. The initial degree of cohesion between EU and Turkish national policies, practices and institutions has varied by the policy field in question, leading to a complex amalgam of fit and misfit...

The Israeli Conflict System: Analytic Approaches

The Israeli Conflict System: Analytic Approaches

1st Edition

Harvey Starr, Stanley Dubinsky
August 20, 2015

The Middle East conflict system is perhaps the world’s most important and intractable problem area, whose developments carry global consequences. An effective investigation of the context and change in the region calls for a melding of academic approaches, methods and findings with policy oriented...

Modern Middle East Authoritarianism: Roots, Ramifications, and Crisis

Modern Middle East Authoritarianism: Roots, Ramifications, and Crisis

1st Edition

Noureddine Jebnoun, Mehrdad Kia, Mimi Kirk
June 09, 2015

While the Arab uprisings have overturned the idea of Arab "exceptionalism," or the acceptance of authoritarianism, better analysis of authoritarianism’s resilience in pre- and post-uprising scenarios is still needed. Modern Middle East Authoritarianism: Roots, Ramifications, and Crisis undertakes...

The Europeanization of Turkey: Polity and Politics

The Europeanization of Turkey: Polity and Politics

1st Edition

Ali Tekin, Aylin Güney
April 24, 2015

Given the recent inertia in EU-Turkey relations in the midst of regional economic and political upheavals, Europeanization of Turkey takes a step back from the latest headlines to provide a comprehensive stocktaking of EU-inspired reform efforts in Turkey with an eye to understanding how effective...

The Kurdish Issue in Turkey: A Spatial Perspective

The Kurdish Issue in Turkey: A Spatial Perspective

1st Edition

Zeynep Gambetti, Joost Jongerden
April 21, 2015

This volume gives a thorough and comprehensive analysis of the Kurdish issue in Turkey from a spatial perspective that takes into account geographical variations in identity formation, exclusion and political mobilisation. Although analysis of Turkey’s Kurdish issue from a spatial perspective is...

Nationalisms and Politics in Turkey: Political Islam, Kemalism and the Kurdish Issue

Nationalisms and Politics in Turkey: Political Islam, Kemalism and the Kurdish Issue

1st Edition

Marlies Casier, Joost Jongerden
April 07, 2015

This book examines some of the most pressing issues facing the Turkish political establishment, in particular the issues of political Islam, and Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms. The authors explore the rationales of the main political actors in Turkey in order to increase our understanding of the...

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