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The Land beyond the Border
The Land beyond the Border (May 2021)
State Formation and Territorial Expansion in Syria, Morocco, and Israel
Johannes Becke - Author

Uses an innotvative theoretical framework to comparatively explore the dynamics of state expansion and contraction in Syria (1976-2005), Morocco (since 1975), and Israel (since 1967).

Based on three case studies from the Middle East, The Land beyond the Border advances an innovative theoretical framework for the study of state expansions and state contractions. Johannes Beck...(Read More)
 
 
The International Dimension of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict
The International Dimension of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict (January 2021)
A Post-Eurocentric Approach
Daniela Huber - Author

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.

Despite decades of international diplomatic efforts, a solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict is still as elusive as ever, forcing us to ask the question: have global and regional powers, rather than helpi...(Read More)
 
 
Bounded Integration
Bounded Integration (December 2020)
The Religion-State Relationship and Democratic Performance in Turkey and Israel
Aviad Rubin - Author

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

In this comparative study of the religion-state relationship in Turkey and Israel in the modern era, Bounded Integration reveals the influence this dynamic interaction has had on democratic performanc...(Read More)
 
 
The Political Logics of Anticorruption Efforts in Asia
The Political Logics of Anticorruption Efforts in Asia (December 2019)
Cheng Chen - Editor
Meredith L. Weiss - Editor

Examines the political dynamics behind anticorruption efforts in Asia.

Focusing on Northeast and Southeast Asia—regions notable for political diversity, difficult environments for fighting corruption, and multifarious anticorruption outcomes—this book examines the political dynamics behind anticorruption efforts there. The contributors present case studies of the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, S...(Read More)
 
 
Help (Not) Wanted
Help (Not) Wanted (August 2019)
Immigration Politics in Japan
Michael Strausz - Author

Shows how Japan’s immigration policy is shaped by the nature of Japan’s economy and elite debates about the country’s national identity.

In Help (Not) Wanted, Michael Strausz offers an original and provocative answer to a question that has long perplexed observers of Japan: Why has Japan’s immigration policy remained so restrictive, especially in light of economic, demograp...(Read More)
 
 
A State Is Born
A State Is Born (March 2018)
The Establishment of the Israeli System of Government, 1947-1951
Jonathan David Fine - Author

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

Although Israel was not the only country that emerged during the postcolonial era following World War II, it was very different than others in the British Empire such as India, Iraq, Egypt, Kenya, and Nigeria. In A State Is Born, Jonathan David Fine uses newly discovered archival mate...(Read More)
 
 
Judicial Power and National Politics, Second Edition
Judicial Power and National Politics, Second Edition (March 2017)
Courts and Gender in the Religious-Secular Conflict in Israel
Patricia J. Woods - Author

Chronicles the conflict between religious and secular forces in Israel.

In Judicial Power and National Politics, Second Edition, Patricia J. Woods returns to an issue that has only grown in relevance since the first edition’s publication in 2008: the religious-secular conflict in Israel. The first edition focused on the role that courts and justices play in deeply charged political battles. In the l...(Read More)
 
 
Legal Path Dependence and the Long Arm of the Religious State
Legal Path Dependence and the Long Arm of the Religious State (December 2016)
Sodomy Provisions and Gay Rights across Nations and over Time
Victor Asal - Author
Udi Sommer - Author

A comparative examination of the political, historical, legal, and religious antecedents of penalties and discrimination against sexual minority groups around the world.

Bringing together theoretical perspectives from both comparative politics and public law, this book examines the reasons why certain countries criminalize same-sex activities while others have carved into law the requirement that sexual minority communities be...(Read More)
 
 
No Rule of Law, No Democracy
No Rule of Law, No Democracy (December 2016)
Conflicts of Interest, Corruption, and Elections as Democratic Deficits
Cristina Nicolescu-Waggonner - Author

Argues that new democracies face consolidation challenges due to campaign finance corruption and the unwillingness of politicians to reform rule of law enforcement.

Mainstream theories assert that democracy cures corruption. In market economies, however, elections are expensive and parties, with ever-thinning memberships, cannot legally acquire the necessary campaign funds. In order to secure electoral funds, a ...(Read More)
 
 
Advocacy and Policymaking in South Korea
Advocacy and Policymaking in South Korea (October 2016)
How the Legacy of State and Society Relationships Shapes Contemporary Public Policy
Jiso Yoon - Author

Reveals how policymaking traditions prior to democratization continue to resonate within current South Korean public policy advocacy practices.
Who dominates in the contemporary policy process in South Korea? How do policy advocates engage in advocacy activities to exercise influence? Building on existing theories of state, society, and public policies in democracies, Advocacy and Policymaking in South Korea argues that ...(Read More)
 
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