Middle East Politics

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The Fatah-Hamas Rift

By Gadi Hitman
Subjects: Area Studies

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.

The Nation or the Ummah

Explains why Turkey embraced the Arab Spring despite the risk both domestically and internationally.

Return to Point Zero

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.

The Land beyond the Border

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).

The International Dimension of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

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.

Bounded Integration

Investigates Turkey and Israel's contrasting treatment of religion and demonstrates how this treatment has had a significant impact on these countries' democratic performance.

Complex Effects of International Relations

Identifies the many ways in which unexpected outcomes are endemic to international relations due to the complexity of world politics.

Reconstructing the Civic

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.

Thoughtlessness and Decadence in Iran

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.

The Battle over a Civil State

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.

A State Is Born

Comprehensive historical study of policy planning and implementation during the crucial formative years of the Israeli government system.

The Bitter Taste of Hope

Essays that critically evaluate America's domestic and foreign policy landscape since President Obama took office.

The Arab Revolution of 2011

Comparative analysis of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.

Reproducing Sectarianism

Examines the politics of civil society in modern Lebanon.

The Making of Modern Libya

Second edition of the provocative study analyzing the social, cultural, and historical roots of modern Libya.

Kurdish Notables and the Ottoman State

Examines early Kurdish nationalism within the context of the demise of the Ottoman Empire.

The Politics of Turkish Democracy

The history of Turkey's difficult transition to a multi-party political system.

Revolutionaries and Reformers

Edited by Barry Rubin
Subjects: Area Studies

Looks at Islamist movements seeking power today, and the difficult choices they face.

Constitutions in a Nonconstitutional World

Uses the Arab experience to explain the appeal of constitutional documents to authoritarian political regimes.

White Banners

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.

The Breaking of a Thousand Swords

A portrait of the Samarran Turk community while in the employ of the 'Abbasid caliphate during the ninth century.

The Management of Islamic Activism

Shows how the laws governing civil society are used to regulate Islamic activism in Jordan.

Turmoil in the Middle East

Berch Berberoglu examines the dynamic social forces and political turmoil that plague the contemporary Middle East.

All in the Family

A new and provocative argument about monarchism in the Middle East.

The Decline of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

By Avraham Sela
Subjects: Area Studies

Addresses the inter-Arab dimension of Middle East politics and its impact on the Palestinian conflict.

Daughters of Palestine

By Amal Kawar
Subjects: Area Studies

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.

Western Dominance and Political Islam

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

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 ...

Local Communities and the Israeli Polity

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 ...

Urban Unrest in the Middle East

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 ...

The United States and the Middle East

Edited by Hooshang Amirahmadi
Subjects: Area Studies

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 ...

Dynamics of the Iranian Revolution

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

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, ...