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    • Saudi Arabia in the Balance : Political Economy, Society, Foreign Affairs 

      Aarts, Paul; Nonneman, Gerd (Hurst Publishers, 2006)
      Saudi Arabia in the Balance brings together today’s leading scholars in the field to investigate the domestic, regional, and international affairs of a Kingdom whose policies have so far eluded the outside world. With the ...
    • Saudi Arabia: Family, Religion, Army and Oil 

      Soler, Eduard; Zaccara, Luciano (Routledge, 2012)
      One of the implications of Orientalism is that the Arab world, as a homogeneous entity, is often analysed as an anomaly within the international system. This book argues that, despite their differences, societies across ...
    • Saudi-European relations 1902-2001: a pragmatic quest for relative autonomy 

      Nonneman, Gerd (Wiley, 2001)
      Surprisingly little has been written about the century-long relationship between Saudi Arabia and Europe, beyond snapshots of certain periods or certain aspects. Similarly, very few attempts have been made to seek long-term ...
    • Sectarian Politics in the Gulf Summary Report 

      Potter, Lawrence G.; Gengler, Justin J.; Haddad, Fanar; Louër, Laurence; Diwan, Kristin Smith; Valeri, Marc; Peterson, J. E.; Beck, Lois (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2012)
    • Security and inclusion: regime responses to domestic challenges in the Gulf 

      Nonneman, Gerd (Royal United Services Institute for Defense Studies, 2000)
      The theme of 'Gulf security' is often addressed from the angle of regional and international threats. It should be clear that the domestic aspect is at least as important, and, indeed, intertwines with the external aspects: ...
    • The Semi-Formal Sector and the Turkish Political Economy 

      Kamrava, Mehran (Routledge, 2004)
      The general dichotomy in developing economies between the ‘formal’ and ‘informal’ economic sectors needs to be refined to account for the ‘semi‐formal’ sector: one whose activities appear to be governed by formal rules and ...
    • Singing the Way: Insights in Poetry and Spiritual Transformation 

      Laude, Patrick (World Wisdom, 2005)
      Singing the Way explores the relationship between poetry and true contemplation. Author Patrick Laude seeks first to disperse romantic notions of how the poetic process works, but goes on to suggest that it is inherently ...
    • Social Change in Post-Khomeini Iran 

      Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin; Beeman, William O.; Moaddel, Mansoor; Osanloo, Arzoo, 1968-; Milani, Farzaneh; Salehi-Isfahani, Djavad; Monshipouri, Mahmood, 1952-; Mobasher, Mohsen M., 1962-; Naficy, Hamid; Seyedsayamdost, Nahid; Dorraj, Manochehr; Khajehpour, Bijan (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2013)
      The Iranian Revolution was one of the most important events to take place in the Middle East within the past fifty years. The revolution completely transformed one of the region’s largest and most influential countries, ...
    • Social Change in Post-Khomeini Iran Arabic Summary Report 

      Beeman, William O; Moaddel, Mansoor; Osanloo, Arzoo; Milani, Farzaneh; Salehi-Isfahani, Djavad; Monshipouri, Mahmood; Mobasher, Mohsen M.; Naficy, Hamid; Seyedsayamdost, Nahid; Dorraj, Manochehr; Khajehpour, Bijan; Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2015-03)
    • Social Currents in North Africa 

      Abi-Mershed, Osama; Cavatorta, Francesco; Merone, Fabio; René Larémont, Ricardo; Buehler, Matt; Silverstein, Paul A.; Boutieri, Charis; Ould Ahmed Salem, Zekeria; Wilson, Alice; Gana, Nouri; Boum, Aomar (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2018-01-10)
      Social Currents in North Africa is a multi-disciplinary analysis of the social phenomena unfolding in the Maghreb today. The contributors analyse the genealogies of contemporary North African behavioral and ideological ...
    • Social Media and the Reconfiguration of Political Action in Revolutionary Tunisia 

      Zayani, Mohamed (Georgetown University, Center for Democracy and Civil Society, 2011)
    • Society in the Persian Gulf: Before and After Oil 

      Potter, Lawrence G. (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2017-11-01)
      This essay takes as its focus society in the Persian Gulf over the long term, both before and after oil. In order to understand the transitions society has gone through, it is necessary to review the region’s historical ...
    • Spain: No Country for the Populist Radical Right? 

      Alonso, Sonia; Kaltwasser, Cristobal Rovira (Routledge, 2014-12-12)
      Although there is growing research interest in populist radical right (PRR) parties in Western Europe, little attention has been paid to the case of Spain – a country where these parties are almost non-existent or irrelevant ...
    • Spirituality in a Postmodern Age-Challenges and Questions 

      Laude, Patrick ( Peeters Online Journals, 2013)
      This essay examines the impact of postmodernism on religious thought and spiritual practice, particularly in relation to the following themes: the crisis and the erosion of religious institutions, the fundamentalist ...
    • The State of Middle Eastern Youth 

      Hassan, Islam; Dyer, Paul (Wiley Blackwell, 2017-01)
      This special issue of The Muslim World studies the state of Middle Eastern youth, focusing on the ways in which their experiences continue to shape their worldviews and their priorities. The contribution of this special ...
    • State-Building in Azerbaijan: The Search for Consolidation 

      Kamrava, Mehran (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 ...
    • Strategies of the Unemployed in South Africa: Does Moving Allow the Unemployed to Get Ahead? 

      Ebrahim, Amina; Leibbrandt, Murray; Woolard, Ingrid (Unisa Press, 2016)
      This paper examines the survival strategies of the unemployed by using the data from the 2008, 2010–2011 and 2012 National Income Dynamics Study. We find that in response to unemployment and almost no unemployment insurance, ...
    • Structural Impediments to Economic Globalization in the Middle East 

      Kamrava, Mehran (Wiley, 2004)
      There has been a basic tension between the stated objectives of Middle Eastern leaders to integrate their countries into the world economy, on the one hand, and the actual, tangible levels of the integration, on the other. ...
    • Studying Disadvantaged Youths in the Middle East: A Theoretical Framework 

      Hashemi, Manata (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2015-10-28)
      Disproportionate levels of youth unemployment and economic marginalization in the Middle East have prompted many regional observers to conclude that socioeconomically disadvantaged Middle Eastern youth are more prone to ...
    • Suspended Equilibrium in the Islamic Republic of Iran 

      Hassan-Yari, Houchang; Mehran, Kamrava (Wiley, 2004)
      Two sets of power relationships have emerged in the political system of the Islamic Republic of Iran: official, institutional relationships outlined in the Constitution, and unofficial, informal ones existing between and ...