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Law and Politics under the Abbasids: An Intellectual Portrait of al-Juwayni

Law and Politics under the Abbasids: An Intellectual Portrait of al-Juwayni

Abu Ma'ali al-Juwayni (d.478/1085) lived in a politically tumultuous period. The rise of powerful dynastic families forced the Abbasid Caliph into a position of titular power, and created instability. He also witnessed intellectual upheavals living amidst great theological and legal diversity. Collectively, these experiences led him to consider questions of…
The Interest Group Society

The Interest Group Society

Considered the gold standard on interest group politics, this book analyzes interest groups within the intuitive framework of democratic theory. Readers gain an understanding of the workings of interest groups within the larger context of our political system. Comprehensive coverage includes not only the traditional farm, labor, and trade associations,…
God at the Grassroots 2016: The Christian Right in American Politics

God at the Grassroots 2016: The Christian Right in American Politics

God at the Grassroots 2016 sees a distinguished group of political scientists, many of whom have been studying the Christian Right for more than two decades, assess the 2016 elections from the standpoint of religious conservative activism. These elections, more than any that they have analyzed, best tell the story…
Locating the Shari’a

Locating the Shari'a

The study of the sharīʿa has enjoyed a renaissance in the last two decades and it will continue to attract interdisciplinary attention given the ongoing social, political and religious developments throughout the Muslim world. With such a variety of debates, and a corresponding multitude of theoretical methods, students and non-scholars…
Fatima Jinnah: Mother of the Nation

Fatima Jinnah: Mother of the Nation

Although fifty years have passed since the death of Fatima Jinnah - author, activist and stateswoman known in Pakistan as the 'mother of the nation' - this is the first scholarly biography to tackle her life in full. Her background and contribution to Muslim nationalism under the British Raj, as…
Labials in Amharic and Arabic: An Acoustic Study

Labials in Amharic and Arabic: An Acoustic Study

Mohamed presents an empirical comparative study of two close languages - Amharic and Arabic - that belong to the South Semitic languages according to the majority of linguistic classifications. Acoustic phonetics is a sub-field of phonetics that focuses on studying the physical aspects of speech sounds, including frequency, intensity and…
Nasser in the Egyptian Imaginary

Nasser in the Egyptian Imaginary

The late President of Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918-1970), has been represented in many major works of Egyptian literature and film, and continues to have a presence in everyday life and discourse in the country. Omar Khalifah's analysis of these representations focuses on how the historical character of Nasser has…
Digital Middle East : State and Society in the Information Age

Digital Middle East : State and Society in the Information Age

In recent years, the Middle East's information and communications landscape has changed dramatically. Increasingly, states, businesses, and citizens are capitalizing on the opportunities offered by new information technologies, the fast pace of digitization, and enhanced connectivity. These changes are far from turning Middle Eastern nations into network societies, but their…
Staking claims: The Politics of Social Movements in Contemporary Rural India

Staking claims: The Politics of Social Movements in Contemporary Rural India

The contributions in this text explore movements against capital and the state in contemporary rural India in three complementary ways. First, the simultaneous material and cultural claims of dispossession the movements make in particular rural contexts. Second, the new forms of organization that shape contemporary claim-making practices as well as…
Sites of Pluralism: Community Politics in the Middle East

Sites of Pluralism: Community Politics in the Middle East

Scholars and policymakers, struggling to make sense of the ongoing chaos in the Middle East, have been focusing on the possible causes of the escalation in both inter-state and intra-state conflict. But the Arab Spring has shown the urgent need for new ways to frame difference, both practically and theoretically.…

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