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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...


Reexamining Economic and Political Reforms in Russia, 1985-2000: Generations, Ideas, and Changes

by Vladimir Gel'man, Dmitry Travin & Otar Marganiya

Reexamining Economic and Political Reforms in Russia, 1985–2000: Generations, Ideas, and Changes analyzes the impact of generational changes and ideational changes on major political and economic reforms conducted...


Urban Governance Under the Ottomans: Between Cosmopolitanism and Conflict

by Ulrike Freitag & Nora Lafi

Urban Governance Under the Ottomans focuses on one of the most pressing topics in this field, namely the question why cities formerly known for their multiethnic and multi- religious composition became increasingly...


New Media, Politics and Society in Israel

by Gideon Doron & Azi Lev-On

This book addresses the social and political landscape of Internet usage in Israel, and studies the formation of a networked information society in the "hi-tech nation". As Israel is considered a highly technologically...


Russian Israelis: Social Mobility, Politics and Culture

by Larissa Remennick

Israelis with a Russian accent have been part of Israel's social, cultural and economic landscape for over 20 years.  They are found in all walks of life: as controversial politicians, senior physicians and...


Court Cultures in the Muslim World: Seventh to Nineteenth Centuries

by Albrecht Fuess & Jan-Peter Hartung

Courts and the complex phenomenon of the courtly society have received intensified interest in academic research over recent decades, however, the field of Islamic court culture has so far been overlooked. This...


Islam in Russia: The Four Seasons

by Ravil Bukharaev

A fascinating story of spiritual survival. The cultural and national reawakening that has accompanied the resurgence of Islam in Russia has contributed to the revival and renewal of Islamic thought throughout...


Languages of Dress in the Middle East

by Bruce Ingham & Nancy Lindisfarne-Tapper

Considers how the languages of dress in the region connect with other social practices, and with political and religious conformity in particular. Treating cases as diverse as practices of veiling in Oman and...


Kenana Handbook of Sudan

by Peter Gwynvay Hopkins

First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Islam and Violent Separatism

by Swain

First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Peacemaking in a Divided Society: Israel After Rabin

by Sasson Sofer

This is an interdisciplinary study of Israeli society in one of the defining moments in the history of Israel. The contributors discuss the critical aspects of the political order, economics, the military, the...


Placing the Border in Everyday Life

by Reece Jones & Corey Johnson

Placing the Border in Everyday Life complicates the connection between borders and sovereign states by identifying the individuals and organizations that engage in border work at a range of scales and places....


Duties of the Vizier

by G. P. F. Van Den Boorn

First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Muslim Education in the 21st Century: Asian Perspectives

by Sa'eda Buang & Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew

Muslim Education in the 21st Century reinvestigates the current state of affairs in Muslim education in Asia whilst at the same time paying special attention to Muslim schools' perception of educational changes...


The Israeli Economy (Routledge Revivals): Dreams and Realities

by Yair Aharoni

First published in 1991, during a significant stagnation in the Israeli economy, this title discusses the causes of the economic downturn, and assesses the country's prospects. Throughout, Aharoni measures the...


Montana Before History: 11,000 Years of Hunter-Gatherers in the Rockies and on the Plains

by Douglas H MacDonald

Dig into Montana's past with this guide to the state's best archaeological sites. A cache north of Livingston, the oldest known evidence of humans in Montana, was left by mammoth hunters more than 11,000 years...


Ritual and Belief in Morocco: Vol. I (Routledge Revivals)

by Edward Westermarck

Between the years of 1898 and 1926, Edward Westermarck spent a total of seven years in Morocco, visiting towns and tribes in different parts of the country, meeting local people and learning about their language...


Urban Complexity and Planning: Theories and Computer Simulations

by Shih-Kung Lai & Haoying Han

Based on the emergent paradigm of complexity, the book provides an innovative set of arguments about how we can gain a better understanding of how cities emerge and function through computer simulations, and...


Marx and Weber on Oriental Societies: In the Shadow of Western Modernity

by Lutfi Sunar

The Orient was central to the work of Marx and Weber, both figures building their theories around the question of why modernity appeared to emerge only in the West. Extending recent work comparing the social...


Ottoman Notables and Participatory Politics: Tanzimat Reform in Tokat, 1839-1876

by John Bragg

Focussing on events in the Anatolian town of Tokat during the final two decades of the great Ottoman legal and administrative reforms known as the Tanzimat (1839-76), this book applies elements of social networking...