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Regime Stability in Saudi Arabia

by Stig Stenslie

This book examines the structure of political power amongst elites inside Saudi Arabia and how they might cope with the very serious challenge posed by succession. Presenting a new and refreshing theoretical...


Israel's National Security Towards the 21st Century

by Uri Bar-Joseph

This volumes discusses three principal issues: the Israeli army and the Revolution of Military Affairs (RMA); Israel's present and future answers to the threays of weapons of mass destruction (WMD); and the...


American and Chinese-Language Cinemas: Examining Cultural Flows

by Lisa Funnell & Man-Fung Yip

Critics frequently describe the influence of "America," through Hollywood and other cultural industries, as a form of cultural imperialism. This unidirectional model of interaction does not address, however,...


Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iran: The Qashqa'i in an Era of Change

by Lois Beck

Examining the rapid transition in Iran from a modernizing, westernizing, secularizing monarchy (1941-79) to a hard-line, conservative, clergy-run Islamic republic (1979-), this book focuses on the ways this...


Justice and Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by Yaacov Bar Siman Tov

In this book, the late Prof. Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov argues that the failure of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process so far has been mainly the result of the inability of both sides to reach an agreed formula...


Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey: Party Politics and the Mobilization of Swing Voters

by Gul Akdag

Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey attempts to understand the mobilization strategies of incumbent parties to consolidate and increase their support among swing voters of an ethnic group. By analyzing the strategy...


Israeli Peacemaking Since 1967: Factors Behind the Breakthroughs and Failures

by Galia Golan

Examining the Israeli-Arab conflict as an "intractable conflict," Israeli Peacemaking since 1967 seeks to determine just which factors, or combination of factors, impacted on Israel's position in past peace-making...


Mulla Sadra and Eschatology: Evolution of Being

by Eiyad S. Al-Kutubi

The book explains Sadrā's theory of the nature of afterlife. It presents Sadrā's philosophical premises concerning the nature of human beings and their physical and psychological developments through which...


Iranian Cinema in a Global Context: Policy, Politics, and Form

by Peter Decherney & Blake Atwood

Iranian films have been the subject of much critical and scholarly attention over the past several decades, and Iranian filmmakers are mainstays of international film festivals. Yet most of the attention has...


Mountaintop Mining in Appalachia: Understanding Stakeholders and Change in Environmental Conflict

The Kurdish Liberation Movement in Iraq: From Insurgency to Statehood

by Yaniv Voller

Investigating the transformation of the Kurdish liberation movement in Iraq this book explores its development from an armed guerrilla movement, engaged in a war for liberation with the government in Baghdad,...


Classical Mathematics from Al-Khwarizmi to Descartes

by Roshdi Rashed

This book follows the development of classical mathematics and the relation between work done in the Arab and Islamic worlds and that undertaken by the likes of Descartes and Fermat.

'Early modern,' mathematics...


Jewish Cryptotheologies of Late Modernity: Philosophical Marranos

by Agata Bielik-Robson

This book aims to interpret 'Jewish Philosophy' in terms of the Marrano phenomenon: as a conscious clinamen of philosophical forms used in order to convey a 'secret message' which cannot find an open articulation....


The Naqab Bedouin and Colonialism: New Perspectives

by Mansour Nasasra, Sophie Richter-Devroe & Sarab Abu-Rabia-Queder

The Naqab Bedouin and Colonialism brings together new scholarship to challenge perceived paradigms, often dominated by orientalist, modernist or developmentalist assumptions on the Naqab Bedouin.

The past decade...


The Heart of Japan: Glimpses of Life and Nature Far From the Travellers' Track in the Land of the Rising Sun: Glimpses of Life and Nature Far From the

by Brownell Clarence Ludlow

This collection of commentaries and reflections on Japanese culture, first published in 1904, was written shortly after the return of two English aristocrats from five years spent immersed in the 'Land of the...


Egypt's Long Revolution: Protest Movements and Uprisings

by Maha Abdelrahman

The millions of Egyptians who returned to the heart of Cairo and Egypt's other major cities for 18 days until the eventual toppling of the Mubarak regime were orderly without an organisation, inspired without...


Social Work in East Asia

by Christian Aspalter

Owing to rapid economic development and the onset of population ageing, social work has become a major means of delivering social services and relieving and preventing social problems at an individual, family,...


Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia

Mountains of Injustice: Social and Environmental Justice in Appalachia

Standing Our Ground: Women, Environmental Justice, and the  Fight to End Mountaintop Removal