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The Management of Islamic Activism
The Management of Islamic Activism (October 2000)
Salafis, the Muslim Brotherhood, and State Power in Jordan
Quintan Wiktorowicz - Author

Shows how the laws governing civil society are used to regulate Islamic activism in Jordan.
The Management of Islamic Activism examines the relationship between the changing nature of state power and patterns of Islamic activism in Jordan. Using extensive fieldwork, the author demonstrates how regimes continue to constrain the organization of Islamic opposition even after the advent of political liberalization. In the case of the J...(Read More)
 
 
Turmoil in the Middle East
Turmoil in the Middle East (November 1999)
Imperialism, War, and Political Instability
Berch Berberoglu - Author

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

Turmoil in the Middle East highlights the impact of imperialism, war, and political turmoil in the Middle East throughout the course of the twentieth-century--from the devastation of the First World War through the many crises and conflicts that have led to cycles of war, uprisings, coups, revolts, a...(Read More)
 
 
All in the Family
All in the Family (June 1999)
Absolutism, Revolution, and Democracy in Middle Eastern Monarchies
Michael Herb - Author

A new and provocative argument about monarchism in the Middle East.
"One of the most insightful and important contributions of the book lies in its well-articulated critique of the (simplistic) 'rentier state' theory, which attributes the resilience of Gulf regimes to their oil wealth and consequent ability to buy off the opposition. Such a critique is long overdue. The author's arguments and evidence to challenge the rentier theory shoul...(Read More)
 
 
Countdown to Statehood
Countdown to Statehood (July 1998)
Palestinian State Formation in the West Bank and Gaza
Hillel Frisch - Author

A study of Palestinian state formation in comparison to Zionist experiences.

Countdown to Statehood, based on Arabic, English, and Hebrew language sources, analyzes the form that the Palestinian state is likely to take. The book looks at past institution-building patterns in the West Bank and Gaza, the relationship between the PLO and the local Palestinians, and the nature of the conflict with Israel from 1967 th...(Read More)
 
 
The Decline of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
The Decline of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (December 1997)
Middle East Politics and the Quest for Regional Order
Avraham Sela - Author

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

This historical study of international Middle East politics in regional perspective presents a comprehensive analysis of the interplay between inter-Arab politics and the conflict with Israel--the two key issues which have shaped the Middle East contemporary history (and made it simultaneously tumultuous and a focus of ...(Read More)
 
 
The Middle East Peace Process
The Middle East Peace Process (November 1997)
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Ilan Peleg - Editor

A comprehensive, interdisciplinary look at the history of and complex issues surrounding the peace process in the Middle East.

This volume offers a series of focused analyses of various aspects of the peace process. This interdisciplinary book includes insights developed by scholars in such diverse disciplines as anthropology, economics, history, law, political science, social psychology, and international relations. Al...(Read More)
 
 
Daughters of Palestine
Daughters of Palestine (February 1996)
Leading Women of the Palestinian National Movement
Amal Kawar - Author

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.

"This is a fine and useful book that will appeal to a wide group of readers. Its time has come, with the high visibility of Palestinian women leaders at present, such as Hanan Ashrawi. We learn much abou...(Read More)
 
 
Israel in Comparative Perspective
Israel in Comparative Perspective (February 1996)
Challenging the Conventional Wisdom
Michael N. Barnett - Editor

Challenges the social-science image of Israel as a historical peculiarity by situating Israel's history in comparative context; by building bridges between Israel and other Middle Eastern states; and by using the Israeli case to reconsider existing social science theories and correct common misperceptions about the comparative method.

"This excellent analysis draws on social science theory that properly puts Israel in a ...(Read More)
 
 
Regional Security Regimes
Regional Security Regimes (March 1995)
Israel and Its Neighbors
Efraim Inbar - Editor

This book shows that as Israel is gradually being accepted by the Arab world, pure security considerations are becoming more important in the Arab-Israeli relationship, and "security regimes" between Israel and neighboring countries can foster moderation and cooperation.

"Regional Security Regimes outlines Israel's current security problems clearly and cogently, and the book can be used in classes in Middle East p...(Read More)
 
 
Western Dominance and Political Islam
Western Dominance and Political Islam (December 1994)
Challenge and Response
Khalid Bin Sayeed - Author

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.

"The book is a tour de force of reasoned as well as passionate arguments, with keen substantive insights and flashes of brilliance. It is an intellectua...(Read More)
 
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