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Buddhism and the Political
Organisation and Participation in the Theravada Moral Universe
Popular participation is one of the hallmarks of modern politics. So why have democracy and democratic norms generally failed to take root in the Theravada Buddhist countries of South and Southeast Asia This book explores traditions of Buddhist polit...
Despatches from an Unaccountable Elite
In "Independent Diplomat "Carne Ross offers a compelling new account – and vision – of the conduct of foreign policy and diplomacy from the inside. As diplomats arbitrate more and more of the world's business, we have little idea, and even less contr...
In Their Own Words
This path-breaking volume reveals a little-known aspect of how Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, a jihadist terrorist group, functions in Pakistan and beyond by translating and commenting upon a range of publications produced and disseminated by Dar-ul-Andlus, the...
Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers
A leading scholar of Congress and the Constitution analyzes Congress's surprisingly potent set of tools in the system of checks and balances
Congress is widely supposed to be the least effective branch of the federal government. But as Josh Chafetz...
Future Perfect / Present Tense
Migrant Workers, Expats, and Sponsors in Abu Dhabi
"Future Perfect/Present Tense" examines the relations between migrants and the Emirati individuals and institutions that sponsor them. Divided by culture, language, and status, the two groups harbour opposing visions of a perfect future. The migrants...
Transnational Networks Between South Asia and the Gulf
South Asia is today the region inhabited by the largest number of Muslims – roughly 500 million. In the course of its Islamisation process, which began in the eighth century, it developed a distinct Indo-Islamic civilisation that culminated in the Mu...
Imprint of Congress
An insightful examination of the imprint of Congress on politics and society throughout American history by a distinguished congressional scholar.
A distinguished political scientist and congressional scholar offers an insightful historical analysis...
A Critical Reader
On 16 June 2011, three days before his sixtieth birthday, Ayman al-Zawahiri was declared the new leader of Al-Qaeda, replacing the fallen Osama bin Laden. The veteran Egyptian jihadist has little of his predecessor's charisma and enjoys much less pop...
Arab Political Thought
Past and Present
This book demonstrates the vitality of Arab political thought and its major controversies. It shows that the key players involved, far from being constrained by a theological-political straitjacket, have often demonstrated strong critical thinking wh...
Tribes and Politics in Yemen
A History of the Houthi Conflict
"Tribes and Politics in Yemen" tells the story of the Houthi conflict in Sa'dah Province, Yemen, as seen through the eyes of the local tribes. In the West the Houthi conflict, which erupted in 2004, is often defined through the lenses of either the I...