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'Re-conceptualizing civil society in rentier states'

Author/editor: Moritz, J.

Year published: 2020

Publication type: Journal

Civil society is typically understood as weak or irrelevant in Gulf rentier states, the assumption being that rent-derived wealth allows the state to co-opt or repress associational life. However, for all these claims about the relationship between rents and civil society, rentier state theory...

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Turkey’s International Humanitarian Assistance during the AKP Era'

Turkey’s International Humanitarian Assistance during the AKP Era'

Author/editor: Guo, X

Year published: 2020

Publication type: Journal

This study explores the key actors implementing Turkey’s international humanitarian assistance, the Turkish understanding of humanitarian assistance, and the main motivations of humanitarian assistance in post-2002 Turkey. Despite that Turkey has recently significantly increased its contribution to...

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“Franchise” Branch Campuses in Uzbekistan: The Internationalisation of Higher Education as a Solution?

“Franchise” Branch Campuses in Uzbekistan: The Internationalisation of Higher Education as a Solution?

Author/editor: Ubaydullaeva, D.

Year published: 2020

Publication type: Journal

Internationalization transformed the way Higher Education (HE) is provided. Used correctly, internationalization can bring a useful exchange of services and resources into a country’s HE sector. Although there is a growing body of research on HE internationalization broadly, current scholarship...

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'Reclaiming Saudi Salafism: The Saudi Religious Circles and the Threat of ISIS'

'Reclaiming Saudi Salafism: The Saudi Religious Circles and the Threat of ISIS'

Author/editor: Ismail, R.

Year published: 2019

Publication type: Journal

The Syrian civil war prompted a new wave of religious discourse in Saudi Arabia as the Saudi government and its clerics expressed support for the Sunni protesters in Syria. The issues of jihad and Sunni groups fighting in Syria received significant clerical attention; the Saudi ʿulamāʾ of various...

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Conceptualising the Umma - Special Issue - The Muslim World

Conceptualising the Umma - Special Issue - The Muslim World

Author/editor: Piscatori, J.

Year published: 2019

Publication type: Journal

Muslim societies, like all others, are inexorably interconnected with cultural exchanges, intimate political interactions and a degree of economic interdependence.2 Building on historical precedents, ‘Islam’ has seemed naturally cosmopolitan. Over time Muslims have developed a sense of...

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Considered Chaos: Revisiting Pakistan’s ‘Strategic Depth’ in Afghanistan

Considered Chaos: Revisiting Pakistan’s ‘Strategic Depth’ in Afghanistan

Author/editor: Parkes, A.

Year published: 2019

Publication type: Journal

Pakistan’s historical insecurity towards India and the Islamisation of its military raises a curious question of strategy and identity rooted in Pakistan’s political genesis. This article examines the social and geostrategic factors underpinning Pakistan’s Afghanistan approach between its...

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Power Shifts in the Saudi–Iranian Strategic Competition

Power Shifts in the Saudi–Iranian Strategic Competition

Author/editor: Parkes, A.

Year published: 2019

Publication type: Journal

The tensions between The Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) have afflicted the Gulf, and the broader Middle East region pervasively since the 1979 Islamic Revolution of Iran. The most theoretically illuminating feature of this conflict is that rather than isolated...

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The Art of the Martyrs: The Taziyeh and Street Art in Contemporary Tehran

The Art of the Martyrs: The Taziyeh and Street Art in Contemporary Tehran

Author/editor: Miniature Malekpour

Year published: 2019

Publication type: Journal

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 	Effects of Iraq’s Parliamentary Gender Quota on Women’s Political Mobilization and Legitimacy Post-2003

Effects of Iraq’s Parliamentary Gender Quota on Women’s Political Mobilization and Legitimacy Post-2003

Author/editor: Al-Tamimi, H.

Year published: 2018

Publication type: Journal

Parliamentary gender quotas have become increasingly prevalent since the 1990s, yet in-depth research illuminating their effects on women’s political agency remains scarce. Iraq’s political evolution offers a unique perspective on feminist, democratization, and gender quota scholarship as related...

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Call

Call

Author/editor: Elisabeth Yarbakhsh

Year published: 2018

Publication type: Journal

Fiction provides a way through the ethical quagmire brought about by the necessity of providing both anonymity to research participants and an honest account of the field. Sheyda, the main protagonist in this short story, is a compilation of three Afghan women who make an appearance only in...

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