middle eastern studies

Author Dissects Middle East’s Turko-Persian Future in Article

by Trade Marketing February 1, 2011

Mohammed Ayoob, author of The Many Faces of Political Islam: Religion and Politics in the Muslim World, continues to enlighten readers of the Middle East’s political changes in an article published by Foreign Policy, in which the distinguished University professor argues that the “Middle East seems to be inexorably heading toward a Turko-Persian future.” In his book Faces of Political Islam, Ayoob offers a lucid, comprehensive examination of the true relationship between Islam and  global politics. Analysts and pundits from across the American political spectrum describe Islamic fundamentalism as one of the greatest threats to modern, Western-style democracy. Yet very […]

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University of Michigan Press Fall 2010 Catalog

by University of Michigan Press July 21, 2010

Launch Fall 2010 e-catalog Download Fall 2010 catalog (PDF) Listing by Title Subject Catalogs Sign Up for New Title Announcements by Subject Request Exam Copies  —————————————————————– AUTHOR TITLE Ablow The Feeling of Reading  Ali Orange Alert  Baum Responsive Democracy  Beresford-Kroeger Arboretum Borealis  Bergman The Madisonian Turn  Bergmann Getting Ghost  Berman German Literature on the Middle East  Bial Theater Historiography  Buckingham Home Truths?  Callahan Kin of Another Kind  Catanese The Problem of the Color[blind]  Chilton Hazel Scott Cline Ramesses III  Daly The Empire Inside  Davidson Lifting the Fog of Peace  Davy Lady Dicks and Lesbian Brothers  Deskins Presidential Elections, 1789-2008  Earhart […]

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Do U.S. Donors Drive Israeli Politics? Author Contributes to New York Times Israel / Palestine Aid Debate

by University of Michigan Press July 16, 2010

Part of a full article originally posted July 7, 2010, at The New York Times (Below: Israel Map: Sending Money to the Settlements–click to view.) The Diaspora’s Influence, by Yossi Shain Yossi Shain is a professor of political science and the director of the Aba Eben Program of Diplomacy at Tel Aviv University and a professor of comparative government at Georgetown University. He is the author of Kinship and Diasporas in International Affairs. “As early as Hellenic and Roman times, politically motivated charitable donations from sources abroad have played a role in international politics, particularly in the Middle East. Members […]

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France to Vote on Ban of Islamic Full Veil in Public: Prominent Turkish Sociologist Examines Veiling of University Women

by University of Michigan Press July 12, 2010

As France’s Lower House of Parliament prepares to vote on a controversial bill that would ban the wearing of the full Islamic veil in public, check out University of Michigan Press title The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling, (Paperback ISBN: 978-0-472-06630-8) by prominent Turkish sociologist Nilufer Gole, who examines the veiling of young university women and the cultural cleavages between the Islamic and Western worlds. Nilüfer Göle examines the complex relationships among modernity, religion, and gender relations in the Middle East. Her focus is on the factors that influence young women pursuing university educations in Turkey to adopt seemingly fundamentalist […]

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Earthquake in Michigan, Toronto Earthquake, Rochester Earthquake, Cleveland Earthquake, Buffalo Earthquake, Ottawa Earthquake…All the Same Earthquake

by kris bishop June 23, 2010

As an earthquake rattled our bookshelves a few hours ago, we were reminded of a great interview with Michigan author Michael Brecher on his new release International Political Earthquakes, from McGill Reporter, on the principle of applying earthquake science to international studies: Click here for more book info. Professors: Click here to request a free exam copy BY DANIEL SPITZBERG | If there were a system for measuring the world’s political upheavals and their aftershocks, which would rank higher – the Cuban Missile Crisis or the stare down between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan over Kashmir? It’s the kind of question […]

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