A Country of Words

Abdel Bari Atwan

September 2008 | £20.00 | $29.95 | 290pp

Few lives reflect their times as much as the life of Abdel Bari Atwan. Born in a refugee camp in Gaza in 1950, he left aged seventeen and has since become one of the world’s foremost commentators on […]

Popular Culture and Political Identity in the Arab Gulf States

Edited by Alanoud Alsharekh and Robert Springborg

July 2008 | £14.99 | $21.95 | 144pp

As the Gulf assumes an ever more important identity in the global political economy, we see the emergence of a new popular and political culture underpinning its increasingly self-confident national identities. This volume explores the new dynamism of […]

Refugee Rights in Iran

Shirin Ebadi

April 2008 | £12.99 | $19.95 | 256pp

In this seminal piece of writing Nobel Peace Laureate, lawyer and human rights activist Shirin Ebadi brings to light the legal aspects of life as a refugee in Iran. Controversial issues such as the right to education, property […]

Turkey Decoded

Ann Dismorr

February 2008 | £12.99 | $19.95 | 240pp

Some of the twenty-first century’s greatest challenges are reflected in Turkey–EU relations: the widening gap between the West and the Muslim world, terrorism, and the struggle for human rights and democratization. Although EU membership talks are expected to […]

Islamic Democracy and its Limits

Tawfiq Alsaif

October 2007 | £30.00 | $45.00 | 258pp

What is the difference between a democracy imposed by foreign powers and one developed locally, albeit within a political system dominated by religion? Tawfiq Alsaif explores Iran’s ever-bumpy road to democracy, by analysing the political ideologies of both […]

Turkey, the US and Iraq

William Hale

April 2007 | £14.99 | $29.95 | 175pp

The American-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003 has affected Turkey’s foreign policy in unpredictable ways. On the one hand stood Turkey’s vital alliance with the US, stretching back to the early days of the cold war; on […]

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