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The Civil Society Discourse in Iran
(Taylor & Francis, 2001)
A survey of recent Iranian books and journal articles reveals four important characteristics about how writers and academics in Iran generally perceive the concept of civil society. First and foremost, the notion of 'civil ...
Military Professionalization and Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East
(Academy of Political Science, 2001)
Mehran Kamrava examines the current state of civil-military relations in the Middle East and looks at the dilemmas posted to governing elites because of the partial professionalization of the military. He demonstrates that ...
State-Building in Azerbaijan: The Search for Consolidation
(Middle East Institute, 2001)
The process of political consolidation in Azerbaijan has occurred largely under the auspices of an emerging system best described as "presidential monarchy." This has taken place following years of political turmoil and ...