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Koreans in the Persian Gulf: Policies and International Relations

Koreans in the Persian Gulf: Policies and International Relations

1st Edition

Shirzad Azad
February 19, 2015

Analyzing the Korean Peninsula’s contemporary engagement with the Persian Gulf region from the 1950s to the present day, the book begins by asking the following question: What drew Koreans to the region in the first place and under what circumstances were they drawn there? While taking into...

Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey: Party Politics and the Mobilization of Swing Voters

Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey: Party Politics and the Mobilization of Swing Voters

1st Edition

Gul Akdag
September 15, 2014

Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey attempts to understand the mobilization strategies of incumbent parties to consolidate and increase their support among swing voters of an ethnic group. By analyzing the strategy of AKP on voters of Kurdish origin, it investigates the conditions under which it can...

Environmental Politics in Egypt: Activists, Experts and the State

Environmental Politics in Egypt: Activists, Experts and the State

1st Edition

Jeannie Sowers
September 12, 2014

Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted in Egypt from the late 1990s to 2011, this book shows how experts and activists used distinctive approaches to influence state and firm decision-making in three important environmental policy domains. These include; industrial pollution from large-scale...

The Kurdish Liberation Movement in Iraq: From Insurgency to Statehood

The Kurdish Liberation Movement in Iraq: From Insurgency to Statehood

1st Edition

Yaniv Voller
September 09, 2014

Investigating the transformation of the Kurdish liberation movement in Iraq this book explores its development from an armed guerrilla movement, engaged in a war for liberation with the government in Baghdad, into the government of a de facto Kurdish state known as the Kurdistan Regional Government...

Politics in Morocco: Executive Monarchy and Enlightened Authoritarianism

Politics in Morocco: Executive Monarchy and Enlightened Authoritarianism

1st Edition

Anouar Boukhars
August 15, 2014

Democratization and the process of political reform is a critical issue in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. This book looks at the situation in Morocco and examines the role of the monarchy and the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Islamic and secular/liberal groupings...

Strategic Relations Between the US and Turkey 1979-2000: Sleeping with a Tiger

Strategic Relations Between the US and Turkey 1979-2000: Sleeping with a Tiger

1st Edition

Ekavi Athanassopoulou
June 26, 2014

Taking the period from the end of the 1970s to the end of the 1990s, this book critically examines the evolution of the strategic relationship between the US and Turkey during this period, with a particular focus on the Middle Eastern context. Strategic Relations Between the US and Turkey employs...

Civil Society and Democratization in the Arab World: The Dynamics of Activism

Civil Society and Democratization in the Arab World: The Dynamics of Activism

1st Edition

Francesco Cavatorta, Vincent Durac
March 28, 2014

The transition paradigm has traditionally viewed civil society activism as an essential condition for the establishment of democracy. The democracy promotion strategies of Western policy-makers have, therefore, been based on strengthening civil society in authoritarian settings in order to support...

Conflict and Peacemaking in Israel-Palestine: Theory and Application

Conflict and Peacemaking in Israel-Palestine: Theory and Application

1st Edition

Sapir Handelman
March 28, 2014

The Israeli-Palestinian struggle is considered to be one of the most entrenched conflicts in the world. Presenting and evaluating interactive models of peacemaking and the phenomenon of intractable conflict, the book takes an in-depth look into specific models for peacemaking and applies them to...

Europe and Tunisia: Democratization via Association

Europe and Tunisia: Democratization via Association

1st Edition

Brieg Powel, Larbi Sadiki
March 28, 2014

This book is concerned with EU democracy promotion inside Tunisia, the first Arab signatory of an Association Agreement with the EU. Focusing on the content, context, mechanisms, and outcomes of democratization via association, the authors examine whether Tunisia’s specific mode of democratization...

Democracy in Turkey: The Impact of EU Political Conditionality

Democracy in Turkey: The Impact of EU Political Conditionality

1st Edition

Ali Resul Usul
March 21, 2014

This book examines the impact of European political conditionality on the process of democratization in Turkey over a twenty year period. Employing theoretical and conceptual approaches to the issue of EU conditionality, the author compares the case of Turkey to that of other European nations....

The Second Palestinian Intifada: Civil Resistance

The Second Palestinian Intifada: Civil Resistance

1st Edition

Julie M. Norman
March 21, 2014

Palestinian civilians engaged in numerous acts of unarmed resistance during the second intifada. However, these attempts in using non-violent strategies were frequently overshadowed by the armed tactics of militant groups. Drawing from extensive interviews, surveys, and observations in the West...

The Circassian Diaspora in Turkey: A Political History

The Circassian Diaspora in Turkey: A Political History

1st Edition

Zeynel Abidin Besleney
March 17, 2014

A North Caucasian ethnic group that has been largely obscured in world history as a result of their expulsion from their homeland by Tsarist Russia in the 1860s, Circassians now comprise significant communities not only in the Northwest Caucasus but also in Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Europe and the US....

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