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Abbas Milani and Larry Diamond, editors
Despite the relative calm apparent in Iran today, there is unmistakable evidence of political, social, and cultural ferment stirring beneath the surface. The authors of Politics and Culture in Contemporary Iran—a unique group of scholars, activists, and artists—explore that unrest and its challenge to the legitimacy and stability of the present authoritarian regime. Ranging from More >
Raymond Hinnebusch and Anoushiravan Ehteshami, editors
This new edition of The Foreign Policies of Middle East States reflects the momentous events and shifting dynamics that have occurred in the region in the nearly fifteen years since the first edition was published. Working within a common analytical framework, the authors offer a theoretically grounded, systematic examination of the foreign policies of eleven states. More >
Archibald R.M. Ritter and Ted A. Henken
During the presidency of Raúl Castro, Cuba has dramatically reformed its policies toward small private enterprises. Archibald Ritter and Ted Henken consider why—and to what effect. After reviewing the evolution of policy since 1959, the authors contrast the approaches of Fidel and Raúl Castro and explore in depth the responses of Cuban entrepreneurs to the new environment. More >
Timothy C. Lim
This systematic, innovative introduction to the dynamic politics and political economies of China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan teaches students how to think analytically, critically, and independently about the most significant developments in the region. The text offers in-depth coverage of the unique experiences of each country, all within the framework of an explicit More >
Pierre Englebert and Kevin C. Dunn
This state-of-the-art introduction to contemporary African politics has been carefully designed to provide not only thorough coverage of the full range of core topics, but also an awareness and understanding of key theoretical issues and controversies. Drawing on their extensive teaching and fieldwork experience, Pierre Englebert and Kevin Dunn offer: • A More >
Eleanor E. Zeff and Ellen B. Pirro, editors
Can the European Union survive repeated economic crises? If it survives, will it stay as it is or take on a new form? This new edition of The European Union and the Member States, fully revised and updated, addresses these questions as it explores the complex relationship between the EU and each of its now 28 members. The country chapters follow a common format, considering: How and in what More >
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