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The Alawis of SyriaWar, Faith and Politics in the Levant

The Alawis of Syria: War, Faith and Politics in the Levant

Michael Kerr and Craig Larkin (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190458119
eISBN:
9780190618520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190458119.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Throughout the turbulent history of the Levant the Alawis — a secretive, resilient and ancient Muslim sect — have aroused suspicion and animosity, including accusations of religious heresy. More ... More

Bullets and BulletinsMedia and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings

Bullets and Bulletins: Media and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings

Mohamed Zayani and Suzi Mirgani (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190491550
eISBN:
9780190638597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491550.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Bullets and Bulletins takes a sobering and holistic look at the intersections between media and politics before, during, and in the wake of the Arab uprisings. It is a multi-disciplinary approach to ... More

The Changing Security Dynamics  of the Persian Gulf

The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190877385
eISBN:
9780190943202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877385.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The contradictory trends of the ‘post-Arab Spring’ landscape form both the backdrop to, and the focus of, this volume on the changing security dynamics of the Persian Gulf, defined as the six GCC ... More

Cold War in the Islamic WorldSaudi Arabia, Iran and the Struggle for Supremacy

Cold War in the Islamic World: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Struggle for Supremacy

Dilip Hiro

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190944650
eISBN:
9780190055905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944650.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

For four decades Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran have vied for influence in the Muslim world. At the heart of this ongoing Cold War between Riyadh and Tehran lie the Sunni-Shia divide, ... More

Digital Middle EastState and Society in the Information Age

Digital Middle East: State and Society in the Information Age

Mohamed Zayani (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190859329
eISBN:
9780190942977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859329.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

In recent years, the Middle East’s information and communications landscape has changed dramatically. Increasingly, states, businesses, and citizens are capitalizing on the opportunities offered by ... More

Doves Among HawksStruggles of the Israeli Peace Movements

Doves Among Hawks: Struggles of the Israeli Peace Movements

Samy Cohen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190947903
eISBN:
9780190077907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947903.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

What has become of Israel's peace movement? In the early 1980s, it was a major political force, bringing hundreds of thousands onto the streets; but since then, its importance has declined amid ... More

Environmental Politics in the Middle East

Environmental Politics in the Middle East

Harry Verhoeven (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190916688
eISBN:
9780190942984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916688.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This book investigates how ecology and politics meet in the Middle East and how those interactions connect to the global political economy. Through region-wide analyses and case studies from the ... More

Gateways to the WorldPort Cities in the Persian Gulf

Gateways to the World: Port Cities in the Persian Gulf

Mehran Kamrava (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190499372
eISBN:
9780190638504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499372.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Glittering skylines, high urbanization rates, and massive development projects have been common characteristics of the cities in the Persian Gulf. In order to understand the city as a cultural and ... More

HezbollahMobilization and Power

Hezbollah: Mobilization and Power

Aurélie Daher

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190495893
eISBN:
9780190943004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190495893.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Almost thirty years after its foundation, Lebanese Hezbollah is an organization that remains difficult to understand. What exactly is Hezbollah? An Islamist terrorist group dedicated to destroying ... More

The New Turkey and Its Discontents

The New Turkey and Its Discontents

Simon Waldman and Emre Caliskan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190668372
eISBN:
9780190848538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190668372.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The Turkey of today little resembles that of recent decades. Its economy has expanded, new political elites have emerged, and the once powerful Kemalist military is no longer a potent and dominant ... More

Political Islam in TunisiaThe History of Ennahda

Political Islam in Tunisia: The History of Ennahda

Anne Wolf

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190670757
eISBN:
9780190872588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670757.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Political Islam in Tunisia uncovers the secret history of Tunisia’s main Islamist movement, Ennahda, from its origins in the 1960s to the present. Banned until the popular uprisings of 2010-11 and ... More

Revolution and Authoritarianism in North Africa

Revolution and Authoritarianism in North Africa

Frédéric Volpi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190642921
eISBN:
9780190848491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642921.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This book analyses how the Arab uprisings, the sudden wave of leaderless protests that broke out in 2011, could produce regime change in a region until then characterized by authoritarian resilience. ... More

Sites of PluralismCommunity Politics in the Middle East

Sites of Pluralism: Community Politics in the Middle East

Firat Oruc (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190052713
eISBN:
9780190077921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052713.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Scholars and policymakers, struggling to make sense of the ongoing chaos in the Middle East, have focused on the possible causes of the escalation in both inter-state and intra-state conflict. But ... More

The Struggle for EgyptFrom Nasser to Tahrir Square

The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square

Steven A. Cook

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199795260
eISBN:
9780190252564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795260.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The recent revolution in Egypt has shaken the Arab world to its roots. The most populous Arab country and the historical center of Arab intellectual life, Egypt is a linchpin of the US's Middle East ... More

Towards A Westphalia for the Middle East

Towards A Westphalia for the Middle East

Patrick Milton, Michael Axworthy, and Brendan Simms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190947897
eISBN:
9780190055912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947897.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

It was the original forever war, which went on interminably, fueled by religious fanaticism, personal ambition, fear of hegemony, and communal suspicion. It dragged in all the neighboring powers. It ... More

Tribes and States in a Changing Middle East

Tribes and States in a Changing Middle East

Uzi Rabi (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190264925
eISBN:
9780190638573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264925.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

At the outset of the twenty-first century and in the midst of the Arab Spring, tribe-state relations are a useful frame of reference through which to analyse the Middle East on a state-by-state ... More

Yemen and the WorldBeyond Insecurity

Yemen and the World: Beyond Insecurity

Laurent Bonnefoy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190922597
eISBN:
9780190943295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190922597.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Contemporary Yemen has an image-problem. It has long fascinated travelers and artists, and to many the country embodies both Arab and Muslim authenticity; it stands at important geostrategic and ... More

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