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Liverpool: City of the Sea

by Tony Lane

Liverpool in its nineteenth- and twentieth-century heyday was a city unlike any other. Its praises sung by Herman Melville, Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorn and many others, it was the first place in Europe...


Seasons of Lotus, Seasons of Bone

by Matthew Shenoda

American Book Award-winner Matthew Shenoda weaves poetic narratives of ancient and contemporary Egypt.


The Last Deer: short stories from Downeast

by Paul Molyneaux

"The Last Deer" is a collection of stories that map the places and people of a world apart: Downeast Maine. The stories are enlightening in many ways; they deal with a life that is very far from the urban environment...


Griffith Review 49: New Asia Now

by Julianne Schultz & Jane Camens

The Asian century is in full swing, generating unprecedented economic and social power. In coming decades this will profoundly change the world, and the lives of all those living in the world's most populous...


Jihad in Palestine: Political Islam and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by Shaul Bartal

The 21st century exists in the shadow of the return of extremist Islam to the center of the world's political stage, a process that began at the end of the previous century. While researchers have focused on...


Beyond Coercion: The Durability of the Arab State

by Adeed Dawisha & I. William Zartman

This volume, first published in 1988, analyses the process of stabilisation amongst the Arab states, a process that has contradicted all predictions of impending disintegration and impending collapse. Although...


Food, Development, and Politics in the Middle East

by Marvin G. Weinbaum

As the reality of a food deficit emerged in the Middle East, rural society and the agricultural sector - once viewed as peripheral to national development - swiftly rose up the policy agendas of nearly every...


The Middle East and the Western Alliance

by Steven L. Spiegel

This volume, first published in 1982, provides a comprehensive analysis of the problems affecting the interests of the Western Alliance (the North Americans, the Europeans and the Japanese), the Middle East...


The Arabs in Israel: A Political Study

by Jacob M. Landau

This book, first published in 1969, presents a comprehensive survey and analysis of the political behaviour of the Arabs in Israel, covering the period from the founding of the State to the Six-Day War in 1967....


Arab and Regional Politics in the Middle East

by P.J. Vatikiotis

Three main themes are explored in this book, first published in 1984: the first is the problem of religion and politics as a major and long-standing preoccupation of Middle-easterners or Arab Muslims themselves;...


The Arab State

by Giacomo Luciani

It has often been argued that Arab states are arbitrary political creations, lacking historical or present legitimacy. This book, first published in 1990, provides a different picture of 'the Arab state', drawing...


Lebanon: The Fragmented Nation

by David C. Gordon

Even up to the eve of the civil war, some observers saw the Lebanese system as essentially stable, and exhibiting some of the virtues of liberty and pluralism which had been commended by the French traveller...


The Arabian Peninsula: Society and Politics

by Derek Hopwood

Although the Arabian Peninsula is the heartland of Islam and of the Arab world, for decades it did not receive the attention it deserves from scholars and writers. The School of Oriental and African Studies,...


Mobility and Migration Choices: Thresholds to Crossing Borders

by Martin, Dr van der Velde, Ton, Dr van Naerssen & Doris, Professor Wastl-Walter

The crossing of national state borders is one of the most-discussed issues of contemporary times and it poses many challenges for individual and collective identities. This concerns both short-distance mobility...


Oil States in the New Middle East: Uprisings and stability

by Kjetil Selvik & Bjørn Olav Utvik

Oil has been central to regime survival for oil states across the Arabian Peninsula and has been at the heart of their attempts to defuse the wave of Arab revolutions. However, in 2011 revolution hit Libya,...


Israel and Africa: A Genealogy of Moral Geography

by Haim Yacobi

Israel and Africa critically examines the ways in which Africa - as a geopolitical entity - is socially manufactured, collectively imagined but also culturally denied in Israeli politics. Its unique exploration...


The Political Ideology of Ayatollah Khamenei: Out of the Mouth of the Supreme Leader of Iran

by Yvette Hovsepian-Bearce

Ayatollah ʿAli Hosseini Khamenei, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is one of the most controversial and influential Muslim leaders in the world today. As Iran's main decision-maker, his theocratic...


Revolutionary Egypt: Connecting Domestic and International Struggles

by Reem Abou-El-Fadl

In 2011 the world watched as Egyptians rose up against a dictator. Observers marveled at this sudden rupture, and honed in on the heroes of Tahrir Square. Revolutionary Egypt analyzes this tumultuous period...


Women of the Mountain South: Identity, Work, and Activism

by Connie Park Rice & Marie Tedesco

Scholars of southern Appalachia have tended to focus their research on men, particularly white men. While there have been a few important studies of Appalachian women, no one book has offered a broad overview...


A Critical Study of Thailand's Higher Education Reforms: The culture of borrowing

by Rattana Lao

This book offers a critical examination of contemporary higher education reforms in Thailand situated in the broader historical, socio-economic and political changes. Through a qualitative case study with three...