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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....

The Kurds and US Foreign Policy: International Relations in the Middle East since 1945

The Kurds and US Foreign Policy: International Relations in the Middle East since 1945

1st Edition

Marianna Charountaki
March 10, 2014

This book provides a detailed survey and analysis of US–Kurdish relations and their interaction with domestic, regional and global politics. Using the Kurdish issue to explore the nature of the engagement between international powers and weaker non-state entities, the author analyses the existence...

NATO and the Middle East: The Geopolitical Context Post-9/11

NATO and the Middle East: The Geopolitical Context Post-9/11

1st Edition

Mohammed Moustafa Orfy
March 10, 2014

Despite having been active in the region since the mid-1990s, the role of NATO in the Middle East has attracted particular attention since the events of 11th September 2001. This book analyses the limits of NATO’s role in the Middle East region and examines whether or not the Alliance is able to...

The Arab State: Dilemmas of Late Formation

The Arab State: Dilemmas of Late Formation

1st Edition

Adham Saouli
March 10, 2014

This book explores the conditions of state formation and survival in the Middle East. Based on Historical Sociology, it provides a model for study of the state in the Arab world and a theory to explain its survival. Examining states as a ‘process’, the author argues that what emerged in the...

The Arab State and Women's Rights: The Trap of Authoritarian Governance

The Arab State and Women's Rights: The Trap of Authoritarian Governance

1st Edition

Elham Manea
March 10, 2014

Researchers studying gender politics in Arab societies have been puzzled by a phenomenon common in many Arab states – while women are granted suffrage rights, they are often discriminated against by the state in their private lives. This book addresses this phenomenon, maintaining that the Arab...

The Contradictions of Israeli Citizenship: Land, Religion and State

The Contradictions of Israeli Citizenship: Land, Religion and State

1st Edition

Guy Ben-Porat, Bryan S. Turner
March 10, 2014

This book provides an integrated analysis of the complex nature of citizenship in Israel. Contributions from leading social and political theorists explore different aspects of citizenship through the demands and struggles of minority groups to provide a comprehensive picture of the dynamics of...

Urbicide in Palestine: Spaces of Oppression and Resilience

Urbicide in Palestine: Spaces of Oppression and Resilience

1st Edition

Nurhan Abujidi
February 27, 2014

Exploring the way urbicide is used to un/re-make Palestine, as well as how it is employed as a tool of spatial dispossession and control, this book examines contemporary political violence and destruction in the context of colonial projects in Palestine. The broader framework of the book is...

Transitional Justice and Human Rights in Morocco: Negotiating the Years of Lead

Transitional Justice and Human Rights in Morocco: Negotiating the Years of Lead

1st Edition

Fadoua Loudiy
February 27, 2014

This book examines the Moroccan experience of transitional justice, more specifically the negotiation of the legacy of the period commonly referred to as the Years of Lead. This period of Moroccan history roughly spans from the early 1960s to 1999 during which thousands of citizens were arbitrarily...

Israeli Nationalism: Social conflicts and the politics of knowledge

Israeli Nationalism: Social conflicts and the politics of knowledge

1st Edition

Uri Ram
February 27, 2014

The question of nationalism centres around the political, social, and cultural ways by which the concept and practice of a nation is constructed, and what it means to its various bearers. This book examines the issue of Jewish-Israeli nationalism, combining a sociological study of national culture...

Arab Minority Nationalism in Israel: The Politics of Indigeneity

Arab Minority Nationalism in Israel: The Politics of Indigeneity

1st Edition

Amal Jamal
February 27, 2014

National minorities and their behaviour have become a central topic in comparative politics in the last few decades. Using the relationship between the state of Israel and the Arab national minority as a case study, this book provides a thorough examination of minority nationalism and...

The Iran-Iraq War: Antecedents and Conflict Escalation

The Iran-Iraq War: Antecedents and Conflict Escalation

1st Edition

Jerome Donovan
February 27, 2014

In a tradition that dates back to the time of Thucydides, and the Peloponnesian War, the systematic examination of conflict and war has long been a preoccupation of political scientists seeking to resolve the enduring question: Why do wars occur? This study directly engages this question with a...

The Politics of Truth Management in Saudi Arabia

The Politics of Truth Management in Saudi Arabia

1st Edition

Afshin Shahi
December 16, 2013

Exploring the management of ‘truth’ in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this book aims to investigate the ways in which the official ‘truth’ is constructed and institutionalised in the country. The Politics of Truth Management in Saudi Arabia argues that there are two interrelated notions which...

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