Insight Turkey Volume 18 No. 4 Book Reviews

Social Unrest and American Military Bases in Turkey and Germany Since 1945

Holmes’ Social Unrest and American Military Bases is a comparative study of anti-American bases social movements that emerged in Turkey and Germany during the Cold War and continued after

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The Struggle for Influence in the Middle East: The Arab Uprisings and Foreign Assistance

The book reviewed here is one of the most beneficial examples of studies made on Foreign Assistance to the Middle East, especially for researchers who are intrigued by the question of whether or not the Arab Uprisings made an impact on the preceding trends in foreign assistance to the region.

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The State of Savagery: ISIS in Syria

What is the ontology of ISIS? Ulutaş takes this central question as the linchpin of his study in which he keeps a keen eye on the group’s evolution, ranging from its historical-ideological roots to its operational transformation and positioning toward other conflicting parties in the region.

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The Two-state Solution: The UN Partition Resolution of Mandatory Palestine – Analysis and Sources

Ruth Gavison edited a book which was brought together as a result of the founding conference of the Metzilah Center. The reviewed book brilliantly analyses various aspects of the UN Partition Resolution of Mandatory Palestine.

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An Intellectual History of Turkish Nationalism: Between Turkish Ethnicity and Islamic Identity

With An Intellectual History of Turkish Nationalism, Umut Uzer addresses a gap in the English-language scholarly literature on Turkey.

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The Circassian Diaspora in Turkey: A Political History

This book is the long-expected first book on the politics and history of the Circassian diaspora in Turkey in English that covers an ambitious time frame, ranging from the last period of the Ottoman Empire to 2011.

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Everyday Lived Islam in Europe

There is a substantial body of literature on Muslims and Islam in Europe, which largely focuses on institutionalized forms of Islam such as social movements or issues pertaining to discrimination and integration.

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Global South to the Rescue: Emerging Humanitarian Superpowers and Globalizing Rescue Industries

The volume edited by Paul Amar critically analyzes the role that the Global South is thought to play (or not play) in the humanitarian domain.

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Conflict and Peace in Central Eurasia: Towards Explanations and Understandings

Conflict and Peace in Central Eurasia: Towards Explanations and Understandings tests a hypothesis that a mosaic type of ethno-geographic configuration in combination with other factors is an important condition in explaining the occurrence of ethno-territorial conflicts.

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China’s Foreign Policy

In his book China’s Foreign Policy, Stuart Harris, a Professor Emeritus at the Australian National University, provides insight into China’s foreign policy behavior and its motivations focusing on major changes and continuities since 1949.

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