Explains why Turkey embraced the Arab Spring despite the risk both domestically and internationally.
Analyzes the relationship between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas since 2007, a period of time that has been marked by the parties' continual failure to end political disagreements and formulate a common national vision.
Analyzes Turkey’s Kurdish conflict since post-Ottoman nation-building through recent peace attempts, from a novel perspective highlighting the dilemmas of the Turk majority and reshaping our understanding of ethnic conflicts, and offers solutions for a sustainable peace.
Uses an innovative theoretical framework to comparatively explore the dynamics of state expansion and contraction in Syria (1976-2005), Morocco (since 1975), and Israel (since 1967).
Investigates Turkey and Israel's contrasting treatment of religion and demonstrates how this treatment has had a significant impact on these countries' democratic performance.
Assesses the place of non-military national service in Israeli politics and society.
Analyzes the Israel-Palestinian conflict by looking at its interactions with seven regional and global powers and the way the conflict is framed at the international level.
Identifies the many ways in which unexpected outcomes are endemic to international relations due to the complexity of world politics.
Explores the civic activism of the Palestinian minority in Israel for a better understanding of the relationship between civic activism and democratization in ethnic states.
Bridges Western and non-Western political thought to address the problem of democracy and political decadance in contemporary Iran and, by implication, similar Islamic societies.
Traces the genealogy of the Western philosophic concept of the civil state, how that concept was assimilated into Egyptian political thought, and how it affected the 2013 coup against President Mursi.
Comprehensive historical study of policy planning and implementation during the crucial formative years of the Israeli government system.
Essays that critically evaluate America's domestic and foreign policy landscape since President Obama took office.
Comparative analysis of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.
Comparative study of Islam and the rule of law in Egypt and Iran.
Examines the politics of civil society in modern Lebanon.
Second edition of the provocative study analyzing the social, cultural, and historical roots of modern Libya.
The history of Turkey's difficult transition to a multi-party political system.
Looks at Islamist movements seeking power today, and the difficult choices they face.
A multi-level insider's look at the changes transforming contemporary Iran.
Uses the Arab experience to explain the appeal of constitutional documents to authoritarian political regimes.
Examines the fall of the Syrian Umayyad caliphate and the rise of the 'Abbasid state, predominantly from the view of the local inhabitants of medieval Syria.
Shows how the laws governing civil society are used to regulate Islamic activism in Jordan.
Berch Berberoglu examines the dynamic social forces and political turmoil that plague the contemporary Middle East.
A new and provocative argument about monarchism in the Middle East.
Addresses the inter-Arab dimension of Middle East politics and its impact on the Palestinian conflict.
Based on interviews with 35 women leaders, this is the first study of women's involvement in the Palestinian National Movement from the revolution in the mid-1960s to the Palestinian-Israeli peace process in the 1990s.
Sayeed explores the kinds of resistance Western hegemony has provoked in the Middle East and shows that, although Islamic fundamentalism cannot provide a viable alternative to Western political, cultural, and economic systems, some of the major Islamic ideas can do so.
Critical Essays on Israeli Social Issues and Scholarship is part of a series of review volumes sponsored by the Association for Israel Studies and published by SUNY Press that provides a framework for ...
This book represents the first systematic effort to analyze the role of local communities and regions in Israel's national politics. Traditionally portrayed as either elitist and highly centralized, or ...
This book offers a systematic examination of the politics of Middle Eastern cities in a broad historical and comparative context. Focusing on the contribution of informal networks, the author examines ...
This book advances a critical analysis of U. S. Middle East policy and offers alternative perspectives. It highlights areas of policy shortcomings in the wake of ongoing global and domestic changes and ...
Going back to the turn of the century, this book offers a cogent analysis and an objective assessment of the origins and dimensions of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. It reassesses the narrowly focused post-revolution ...
Patterns of Political Leadership is a study of political leaders in one of the world's most volatile areas—the Middle East. It focuses on the highest levels of political leadership in three countries—Egypt, ...