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Politics and Society in the Contemporary Middle East, 3rd edition

Politics and Society in the Contemporary Middle East, 3rd edition

Michele Penner Angrist

The rise and decline of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Deepening authoritarianism in Turkey. The return to military-led rule in Egypt. The impact of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in Saudi Arabia. Heightened sectarian tensions throughout the region. These are among the many current topics covered in the third edition of the acclaimed Politics and Society in the Contemporary Middle East. With the    More >

Fragile Nation, Shattered Land: The Modern History of Syria

Fragile Nation, Shattered Land: The Modern History of Syria

James A. Reilly

How did the lands that are today Syria survive the vicissitudes of centuries of Ottoman, Egyptian, and French rule, only to stand in ruins today, shattered by a brutal civil war? To provide answers, James Reilly traces five centuries of Syrian history, from the Ottoman period to the present. Reilly brings to life the myriad historical, cultural, social, economic, and political factors that have    More >

Changing Saudi Arabia: Art, Culture, and Society in the Kingdom

Changing Saudi Arabia: Art, Culture, and Society in the Kingdom

Sean Foley

T. E. Lawrence once observed that Saudi Arabia had "so little art" that it could "be said to have no art at all." Whether that was once the case is arguable. But that it is not the case now is clear in Sean Foley's Changing Saudi Arabia. Exploring the contemporary arts movement in Saudi Arabia in the context of the kingdom's changing political realities, Foley finds    More >

Islamism: A New Totalitarianism

Islamism: A New Totalitarianism

Mehdi Mozaffari

What exactly is Islamism? And what explains its violent expansion in recent decades? Why are Islamists so determined to change the world order? Are there similarities between Islamism and classical totalitarian regimes and ideologies? Will it fail, as those regimes did in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union—or can it adapt effectively to changing realities? What are the fundamental strengths    More >

What Is Political Islam?

What Is Political Islam?

Jocelyne Cesari

The debate continues unabated: Is political Islam decipherable through the tenets of the Islamic tradition—or is it a tool of secular actors who shrewdly misuse religious references? Is it an expression of modernity, or a return to the past? Eschewing these dichotomies, Jocelyne Cesari demystifies the continuous process of interaction between secular and religious actors and institutions    More >

Israel’s National Identity: The Changing Ethos of Conflict

Israel’s National Identity: The Changing Ethos of Conflict

Neta Oren

In a country whose citizens have experienced prolonged exposure to intractable conflict, are there unique features to be found in Israeli society’s core beliefs? And how—and to what effect—have those beliefs changed across the decades? To answer these questions, Neta Oren deeply explores Israel's political culture. Oren focuses especially on two circular processes: the    More >

 

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Congratulations to our 2018 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title winners:Disability and Aging: Learning from Both to Empower the Lives of Older Adults by Jeffrey S. Kahana and Eva Kahana and The Resurgence of Populism in Latin America by Robert R. Barr! Both books are half price on our website for the month of January!
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