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Democracy in the Balance: Culture & Society in the Middle East
(Chatham House, 1998)
Examining the social and cultural forces that have hindered the emergence and widespread development of democratic polities in the Middle East, Mehran Kamrava analyzes the effect politics, in particular, and society-based ...
Frozen Political Liberalization in Jordan: The Consequences for Democracy
(Taylor & Francis, 1998)
Prompted by serious economic difficulties, in 1989 the Jordanian government launched a series of political liberalization measures aimed at rejuvenating the country's parliament and party politics, and restoring freedom ...
(World Politics Review, 2010-07-15)
The International Politics of the Persian Gulf
(Syracuse University Press, 2011)
For much of the contemporary history of the Middle East, the Persian Gulf has stood at the center of the region’s strategic significance. At the same time, the Gulf has been wracked by political instability and tension. ...
The new voices of Islam : rethinking politics and modernity : a reader
(University of California Press and I.B. Taurus, 2006)
At a time in our post-9/11 world when fundamentalist forces appear to dominate Islam, a vibrant and consequential discourse has emerged from many prominent writers seeking to change the direction of Muslim thought. This ...
Iran and Regional Security Dynamics in the Middle East: Trends and Prospects
(International Studies Journal, 2012)
For some time now, observers of the international relations of the Middle East have tried to decipher emerging security dynamics in the region in the aftermath of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq. Clearly, the Iraq ...
Iranian Shi’ism under Debate
More than two decades after its victory, Iran’s Islamic revolution has resulted in profound theoretical and theological consequences for Shiite political thought. This unfolding discourse especially as represented by the ...
Iran today : an encyclopedia of life in the Islamic Republic
Iran Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Islamic Republic offers crucial insight for students and the general reader into an often misunderstood and complex country that is shrouded in mystery and misperception. Heir to ...
Iranian National-Security Debates: Factionalism and Lost Opportunities
Iran’s national-security policy is a victim of the factional debates and disagreements that characterize the Islamic Republic’s political system. ¬¬There are currently three main factions in Iran — the radicals, the ...
Mediation and Qatari Foreign Policy
(Middle East Institute, 2011)
Uniquely for a country its size, Qatar has emerged as one of the world's most proactive mediators in recent years. Motivated by a combination of international prestige and survival strategies, the country has sought to ...