by Michael C. Hudson (1999)
Summary: CCAS Professor Michael C. Hudson and an array of distinguished scholars provide an insightful and comprehensive analysis of the barriers to Arab integration, as well as examine the continued importance of the shared Arab identity.
Nautré, Zoé. “U.S. Interests in the Arab World: Democracy Promotion by American NGOs.” (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 2008)
Zoé Nautré, a Ph.D. candidate at the Freie Universität Berlin and a visiting scholar at CCAS during the 2007-2008 academic year, recently published a paper with the German political foundation Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung entitled “U.S. Interests in the Arab World: Democracy Promotion by American NGOs.”
Neep, Daniel. “Narrating Crisis, Constructing Policy: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in Syria” (2017)
Prof. Daniel Neep recently published his research on incremental institutional change in post-independence Syria for the journal New Political Economy.
What role does military force play during a colonial occupation? The answer seems obvious: coercion crushes local resistance, quashes political dissent, and consolidates the dominance of the occupying power. However, as this discerning and theoretically rigorous study suggests, violence can have much more ambiguous consequences.
In “Obama and the Middle East” (copyright 2008 by the Antioch Review), Mr. Orfalea explores the question of whether Barack Obama has “the toughness, the resoluteness, and yes, the physical bravery…to do what has to be done to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace.” He does this by examining the trajectory of Obama’s attitude toward the problem.
Prof. Joseph Sassoon recently published “China and Iraq” in The Red Star and the Crescent: China and the Middle East.
Sassoon, Joseph. Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab Republics. (Cambridge University Press, 2016)
By examining the system of authoritarianism in eight Arab republics, Joseph Sassoon portrays life under these regimes and explores the mechanisms underpinning their resilience. How did the leadership in these countries create such enduring systems?
Sassoon, Joseph. Saddam Hussein’s Ba’th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime. (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
The Ba’th Party came to power in 1968 and remained for thirty-five years, until the 2003 U.S. invasion. Under the leadership of Saddam Hussein, who became president of Iraq in 1979, a powerful authoritarian regime was created based on a system of violence and an extraordinary surveillance network, as well as reward schemes and incentives for supporters of the party.
Seznec, Jean-François and Kirk, Mimi (ed.). Industrialization in the Gulf: A Socioeconomic Revolution
Jean-François Seznec, Mimi Kirk (editors) (2010)
Toensing, Chris and Kirk, Mimi (ed.). Uncovering Iraq: Trajectories of Disintegration and Transformation (2011)
by Chris Toensing, Mimi Kirk (editors) (2011)
In what ways has Islamic law discriminated against women and privileged men? What rights and power have been accorded to Muslim women, and how have they used the legal system to enhance their social and economic position? In an analysis of Islamic law through the prism of gender, Judith E. Tucker tackles these complex questions relating to the position of women in Islamic society, and to the ways in which the legal system shaped the family, property rights, space, and sexuality from classical and medieval times to the present.