23 Dec, 2021

Hedges, Matthew. 2021. Reinventing the Sheikhdom:
Clan, Power and Patronage in Mohammed bin Zayed’s UAE. Hurst & Company, 324pp. ISBN: 9781787385467280; Hardcover £25

Betul Dogan Akkas | 23 December 2021

In 2018, students and scholars of Gulf Studies were shocked by news stories reporting that a PhD student from Durham University was charged with spying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to evidence [...]

Hedges, Matthew. 2021. Reinventing the Sheikhdom:
Clan, Power and Patronage in Mohammed bin Zayed’s UAE. Hurst & Company, 324pp. ISBN: 9781787385467280; Hardcover £25
2021-12-23T13:20:29+03:00
4 Aug, 2021

Davidson, Christopher M. 2021. From Sheikhs to Sultanism: Statecraft and Authority in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Hurst & Company, 507pp. ISBN: 9781787383937; Hardcover £35 

Betul Dogan Akkas | 04 August 2021

Christopher M. Davidson’s From Sheikhs to Sultanism is an outstanding conceptualization of authoritarianism and statecraft in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Like Davidson’s previous publications on the Gulf monarchies, it delivers a detailed analysis [...]

Davidson, Christopher M. 2021. From Sheikhs to Sultanism: Statecraft and Authority in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Hurst & Company, 507pp. ISBN: 9781787383937; Hardcover £35 
2021-08-04T16:43:37+03:00
13 Sep, 2019

Hendrik Kraetzschmar and Paola Rivetti (eds.), Islamists and the Politics of the Arab Uprisings: Governance, Pluralisation and Contention

Ferit Belder | 13 September 2019

The Arab Uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region at the end of 2010 initiated a new phase of political activism and continue to rock decades-old establishments in the region. During this [...]

Hendrik Kraetzschmar and Paola Rivetti (eds.), Islamists and the Politics of the Arab Uprisings: Governance, Pluralisation and Contention2019-09-13T17:48:25+03:00
13 Sep, 2019

Bernard Rougier & Stephane Lacroix (eds.) Egypt’s Revolutions Politics, Religion, and Social Movements

Mehmet Akif Koc | 13 September 2019

As one of the powerful geopolitical and historical centres of the Arab world, Egypt has restored its long-lasting system of ‘strongman’ rule following President Morsi’s ousting in July 2013. Within the context of state-society relations [...]

Bernard Rougier & Stephane Lacroix (eds.) Egypt’s Revolutions Politics, Religion, and Social Movements2019-09-13T17:47:40+03:00
27 Aug, 2019

Courtney Freer, Rentier Islamism: The Influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gulf Monarchies

Nesibe Hicret Battaloglu | 27 August 2019

  In her book Rentier Islamism: The Influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gulf Monarchies, Courtney Freer provides a comprehensive study of the emergence and evolution of branches of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Gulf. [...]

Courtney Freer, Rentier Islamism: The Influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gulf Monarchies2019-08-27T16:48:45+03:00
15 Aug, 2019

Jocelyne Cesari, What is Political Islam?

Harun Karcic | 15 August 2019

Jocelyne Cesari’s What is Political Islam? is a timely book that provides an insightful framework for analyzing the relationship between modern Muslim-majority states and Islam. The book is essentially a genealogy of the evolution of [...]

Jocelyne Cesari, What is Political Islam?2019-09-13T17:50:48+03:00
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