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Publications

Recent Publications by Professor Amin Saikal, staff and research students of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies.

Egypt and the Politics of Change in the Arab Middle East

Author/editor: Bowker, Robert
Year published: 2010

Egypt and the Politics of Change in the Arab Middle East is a forward-looking analysis of the relationship between economic and political reform in Egypt, and of the evolving nature of Arab...

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Conspiracy Theories in the Arab World: Sources and Politics

Author/editor: Gray, M
Year published: 2010

Conspiracy theories, while not unique to the Middle East, are a salient feature of the political discourses of the region. Strongly reflecting and impacting on state-society relations and...

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Afghanistan's Political Stability: A Dream Unrealised

Author/editor: Qassem, Ahmad Shayeq
Year published: 2009

Political stability has been a central theme of policy for all governments and political systems in the history of modern Afghanistan. Since its inception in the mid-nineteenth century, the...

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Yemen’s Democracy Experiment in Regional Perspective

Author/editor: Phillips, Sarah
Year published: 2008

This study examines the nature of changes to Yemen's power structures, political dynamics and institutions since the intention to democratize was announced in 1990 paying particular attention...

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The Limits of American Power: Prosecuting a Middle East Peace

Author/editor: Sturkey, Douglas
Year published: 2007

The Limits of American Power discusses how any country, including the US, has a range of instruments, short of force, at its disposal by which it may project power in pursuit of its diplomatic...

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The Paradoxical Kingdom Saudi Arabia and the Momentum of Reform

Author/editor: Champion, Daryl
Year published: 2005

The major player in the OPEC international oil industry cartel, Saudi Arabia is also the homeland of the Prophet Muhammad and the center of the Muslim world with the most sacred Islamic sites...

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Pakistan And The Emergence Of Islamic Militancy In Afghanistan

Author/editor: Hussain, Rizwan
Year published: 2005

Pakistan's interaction with Afghanistan was to an extent influenced and fashioned by the historical legacy of pre-1947 Afghan-British Indian relations. This intriguing study explores how the...

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Mirage: Power, Politics, And the Hidden History of Arabian Oil

Author/editor: Keating Aileen
Year published: 2005

At the close of World War I, the great oil reserves of the Arabian Peninsula lay hidden beneath the desert sands. Westerners dismissed today’s opulent Gulf States as little valued back lots...

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Palestinian Refugees: Mythology, Identity, and the Search for Peace

Author/editor: Bowker, Robert
Year published: 2003

Encompassing history, politics, and political culture, Robert Bowker explores the impact of Palestinian refugee mythologies on the potential settlement of the conflict with Israel.
Bowker...

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Democratization in the Middle East : Experiences, struggles, challenges

Author/editor: Saikal A, Schnabel Albrecht
Year published: 2003

  • A rough journey : nascent democratization in the Middle East / Albrecht Schnabel
  • Democratic peace, conflict prevention, and the United Nations
  • Democratization and...

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