The People Want

Gilbert Achcar

June 2013 | £16.99 | 288pp

‘The people want …’: the first part of the slogan chanted by millions of Arab protestors since 2011 revealed a long-repressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protesters’ demands. […]

The Muslim Brotherhood

Alison Pargeter

February 2013 | £10.99 | $15.95 | 288pp

In this authoritative analysis, Alison Pargeter follows the twists and turns of the Muslim Brotherhood as it battled through the years of oppression under authoritarian regimes to finally become a key and legitimate political actor. From Egypt and […]

The Construction of Belief

Edited by Dr Aziz Esmail and Dr Abdou Filali-Ansary

January 2013 | £35.00 | $55.00 | 216pp

Mohammed Arkoun was one of the most prominent and influential Arab intellectuals of his day. During a career spanning more than thirty years, he was revered as an outstanding research scholar, a bold critic of the theoretical tensions […]

Shi’ism and the Democratisation Process in Iran

Ibrahim Moussawi

March 2012 | £35.00 | $60.00 | 220pp

Since its emergence in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has remained a conundrum for observers, particularly in the West. This study examines the fundaments of Iran’s Islamic governance and asks the pivotal question: can democracy and Islam […]

Dynamics of Arab Foreign Policy-Making in the Twenty-First Century

Hassan Hamdan al-Alkim

January 2012 | £45.00 | $65.00 | 392pp

The Arab world’s strategic location and its considerable material and human potential should allow it to play a major role in world affairs. However, in addition to sharing language, culture and history, Arab states also face common challenges: […]

Self-Criticism after the Defeat

Sadik al-Azm

November 2011 | £14.99 | $21.95 | 192pp

The 1967 War – which led to the defeat of Syria, Jordan and Egypt by Israel – felt like an unprecedented and unimaginable disaster for the Arab world at the time. For many, the easiest solution was to […]

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