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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2017) 28 (4): 87–102.
Published: 01 December 2017
...J. S. Krasna Reports of the demise of the Arab state have been exaggerated, despite claims that the postcolonial, state-based paradigm is collapsing under the pressure of “people power,” the resurgence of premodern loyalties, and the rise of nonstate actors. Even Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Islamic...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2002) 13 (3): 135–138.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Robert J. Pranger Kemal H. Karpat: The Politicization of Islam: Reconstructing Identity, State, Faith, and Community in the Late Ottoman State . New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. 533 pages. ISBN 0-19-513618-7.$50.00. Robert J. Pranger is a private consultant specializing in the management...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2017) 28 (3): 68–92.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Lukáš Tichý This essay focuses on the global terrorist and militant group the Islamic State (IS), specifically on its use of terrorism targeting the energy sector as a strategic political instrument in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in 2014–16. The essay has two main thrusts. First, it...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2014) 25 (3): 52–73.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Greek state is forced to undergo holistic austerity. This essay supports the view that Greece is a failing state: it suffers a systemic ailment and declines rapidly but has not yet reached its bottom. It can reemerge as a healthy state, but only if a “grand strategy” is applied. This essay scrutinizes...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2012) 23 (4): 83–106.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Angeliki Andrea Kanavou This essay highlights the role of contingent provisions in the London-Zurich Agreements, which established the Republic of Cyprus, in damaging the future chances for a smoothly functioning state of affairs between the ethnic groups on Cyprus. By allowing contentious...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2013) 24 (2): 5–38.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Zoltan Barany The turmoil associated with the Arab Spring in the region’s eight monarchies has received comparatively modest attention because, aside from Bahrain, the demonstrations were mostly small and nonconfrontational, there were few calls to overthrow the regimes, and states’ coercive...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2015) 26 (4): 13–36.
Published: 01 December 2015
... unrest must be located within an understanding of the dynamic between the Islamists and the state under President Habib Bourguiba and, later, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The essay revisits the terms revolutionary and revolution within the Tunisian context and reflects on the application of the...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2000) 11 (3): 62–86.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Prem Shankar Jha Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2000 Prem Shankar Jha is former editor of the Hindustan Times and India correspondent for the Economist . MQ 11.3-03.Jha 7/20/00 3:07 PM Page 62 In Defense of the Westphalian State...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2010) 21 (2): 114–118.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Marijan Gubic Monique O'Connell: Men of Empire: Power and Negotiation in Venice's Maritime State . Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 2009. 264 pages. ISBN 978-0-8018-9145-8. $55.00 (hardcover). Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2010 Marijan Gubic is the minister and deputy chief of...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2006) 17 (3): 104–108.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Robert J. Pranger Robert Olson: The Goat and the Butcher: Nationalism and State Formation in Kurdistan-Iraq since the Iraqi War . Costa Mesa, Calif.: Mazda Publishers, 2005. 278 pages. ISBN 1-56859-186-1. $35.00. Reviewed by Robert J. Pranger. Robert J. Pranger is a private consultant with...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2000) 11 (3): 144–163.
Published: 01 September 2000
... The Social Origins of Balkan Politics: Nationalism, Underdevelopment, and the Nation-State in Greece, Serbia, and Bulgaria, 1880–1920 Victor Roudometof What is...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2003) 14 (4): 158–175.
Published: 01 December 2003
.... The author wishes to give special thanks to Brigid O'Neil for valuable research assistance. Bush’s Wars and the State of Civil Liberties Ivan Eland President George W. Bush, after no weapons of mass destruction were uncov- ered in Iraq, fell back on the “liberation of...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2011) 22 (1): 114–117.
Published: 01 March 2011
...C. Edward Dillery Metin Heper: The State and Kurds in Turkey: The Question of Assimilation . Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 249 pages. ISBN-13 978-0-333-64628-1, ISBN-10 0-333-64628-2. $84.95 (hbk). Copyright 2011 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2011 C. Edward...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2011) 22 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 March 2011
...David Binder Neni Panourgia: Dangerous Citizens: The Greek Left and the Terror of the State . New York: Fordham University Press, 2009. 302 pages. ISBN 978-0-8232-2967-3. $24.30 (hbk). Copyright 2011 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2011 David Binder is a Balkans specialist, a former New York...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2003) 14 (1): 6–24.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Ron Paul Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2003 Ron Paul is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas. Trading Freedom for Security: Drifting toward a Police State Ron Paul Most Americans believe we live in dangerous times, and I...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2009) 20 (2): 138–141.
Published: 01 June 2009
...C. Edward Dillery Metin Heper: The State and Kurds in Turkey: The Question of Assimilation . New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 249 pages. ISBN 13:978-0-333-64628-1 (hbk). $84.95. Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2009 C. Edward Dillery is a retired US Foreign Service officer who served as...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2009) 20 (4): 83–97.
Published: 01 December 2009
... for the first time, was a second, then the recent developments concerning Ergenekon, a layer of an undiscovered world of the Turkish deep state, is the third of its kind. Until almost the end of the 1990s, most Turks were oblivious to the somewhat enigmatic concept of a state within a state. In the...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2007) 18 (2): 141–145.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Robert J. Pranger Bat Ye'or: Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis . Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005. 384 pages. ISBN 0-8386-4077-X. $23.95. Raffaella A. Del Sarto: Contested State Identities and Regional Security in the Euro-Mediterranean Area . New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2015) 26 (4): 69–88.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Western analysis of that perspective—is a sine qua non to understanding what happened and how to begin to formulate policies and actions to deal with the new reality. The Islamic State has become the champion of disaffected Sunni Muslim youth building on those perceptions, and the West underestimates it...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2006) 17 (1): 48–72.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Robert Olson 2006 Robert Olson is professor of Middle East politics at the University of Kentucky. Turkey’s Policies Toward Kurdistan-Iraq and Iraq: Nationalism, Capitalism, and State Formation Robert Olson In this essay I analyze Turkey’s policies toward...