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Brown, Nathan J.

Works: 209 works in 426 publications in 4 languages and 11,862 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Collector, Thesis advisor
Classifications: KMC459, 347.1492701
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nathan J Brown
Palestinian politics after the Oslo Accords : resuming Arab Palestine by Nathan J Brown( )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work gives an internal perspective on Palestinian politics viewing political patterns from the Palestinian point of view rather than through the Arab-Israeli conflict. It presents the meaning of state-building and self-reliance as Palestinians have understood them between 1993 and 2002
The rule of law in the Arab world : courts in Egypt and the Gulf by Nathan J Brown( )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 2,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nathan Brown's comprehensive and penetrating account of the development and operation of the courts in the Arab world is based on extensive fieldwork in Egypt and the Gulf. The book addresses several important questions. Why, for example, did Egypt's political leaders construct an independent judicial system which so obviously limited their own authority? And why does such a seemingly autonomous and dilatory system recommend itself to Arab states outside Egypt as diverse as Libya, Kuwait, Iraq and the Gulf?" "From the theoretical perspective, the book makes a powerful and original contribution to the debates about liberal legality, external and internal sources of political change during and after imperialism, and the relationship between law and society in the developing world. It will be widely read by scholars of the Middle East, law students, and anyone with an interest in the history of law and its evolution."--BOOK JACKET
The rule of law, Islam, and constitutional politics in Egypt and Iran by Said Amir Arjomand( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers originally presented at two consecutive conferences entitled, "Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law in Egypt and Iran," held in November 2008. Cf. Preface, page ix
When victory is not an option : Islamist movements in Arab politics by Nathan J Brown( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout the Arab world, Islamist political movements are joining the electoral process. This change alarms some observers and excites other. In recent years, electoral opportunities have opened, and Islamist movements have seized them. But those opportunities, while real, have also been sharply circumscribed. Elections may be freer, but they are not fair. The opposition can run but it generally cannot win. Semiauthoritarian conditions prevail in much of the Arab world, even in the wake of the Arab Spring. How do Islamist movements change when they plunge into freer but unfair elections? How do their organizations (such as the Muslim Brotherhood) and structures evolve? What happens to their core ideological principles? And how might their increased involvement affect the political system? In When Victory Is Not an Option, Nathan J. Brown addresses these questions by focusing on Islamist movements in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, and Palestine."--Page 4 of cover
Between religion and politics by Nathan J Brown( )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent decades, Islamist political movements in many Arab countries have strategically invested in a political process that was stacked heavily against them. And, to the surprise of many, they have actually succeeded by gaining more seats in parliaments and demonstrating their position as the only opposition movements with a popular base. Between Religion and Politics is a broad, cross-national study of Islamist parties in Arab parliamentary elections. The book focuses on those movements that have cast themselves, at least in part, as electorally oriented political parties. It probes the environment in which the movements operate, the checkered relationship between Islamists and national rulers, the Islamists' political platforms, and efforts to build alliances with other opposition groups. By examining the debates within the Islamists movements, Between Religion and Politics is able to assess the party leaders' evaluations of their political experiences and their prospects for future participation. -- Publisher description
Constitutions in a nonconstitutional world : Arab basic laws and the prospects for accountable government by Nathan J Brown( )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collapse of authoritarian regimes and the global resurgence of liberal democracy has led to a renewed interest in constitutions and constitutionalism among scholars and political activists alike. This book uses the Arab experience to explain the appeal of constitutional documents to authoritarian regimes and assesses the degree to which such constitutions can be used in the effort to make the regimes more accountable.--
Peasant politics in modern Egypt : the struggle against the state by Nathan J Brown( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Palestinian reform agenda by Nathan J Brown( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle over democracy in the Middle East : regional politics and external policies by Nathan J Brown( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together a number of experts on the region to provide a broad ranging survey of individual countries, this text examines the experiences of activists, parties, religious groups and governments, the influences exerted on them and the difficulties involved in bringing democracy to the Middle East
The dynamics of democratization : dictatorship, development, and diffusion( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The volume focuses on three issues very much at the heart of discussions about democracy today: dictatorship, development, and diffusion. The essays first explore the surprising but necessary relationship between democracy and authoritarianism; they next analyze the introduction of democracy in developing countries; last, they examine how international factors affect the democratization process
Arguing Islam after the revival of Arab politics by Nathan J Brown( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguing Islam after the Rebirth of Arab Politics analyzes the politics of religion in the Arab world after the emergence of new public spheres over the past few decades. The book examines those spheres as they really are, not measuring them against any ideal of democratic deliberation, and show how they are lively and increasingly participatory but also polarizing, divisive, and far from egalitarian. And while they have grown in force, they are not efficacious, leading to a widening gap between regimes and the societies they govern. Focusing on arguments aired in new and old media, neighborhood discussions, and parliaments, Arguing Islam After the Revival of Arab Politics probes in special depth debates over constitution, family law, and education. It shows how these various places where arguments take place are increasingly linked, forming not a uniformed citizenry but instead a badly divided one in which a leader's words to followers are overheard and then lampooned by opponents and various groups become aware of how deeply they differ. Arguments are detached from the authority of the person making them. Without a strong political process to forge agreement and reward coalition building, the reborn Arab politics is exciting and vital but also noisy and rough
Reconstructing the Middle East : political and economic policy by Abdulwahab Alkebsi( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is clear by now that the label 'Arab Spring' has proven too simplistic to describe the uprisings that upended the political order of the Arab world in late 2010. Brutal crackdowns and civil conflict in Syria, Libya, and Yemen dashed the hopes that peaceful democratic revolutions would sweep the region. In other countries, the departure of authoritarian leaders led to many false starts without producing democratic conclusions. Societies that had appeared united in opposition suddenly seemed fractious. Youth were once again banished to the political margins. 'Reconstructing the Middle East' examines the changes that happened within the region from 2010 and the long-term challenges and opportunities they present. Featuring the work of authors with a diversity of perspectives, most of whom hail from the region, it addresses key issues of gender rights, the role of young people and of the international community. In addition, the book deals with the questions of both political and economic reform, and the intertwined nature of the two. Political reform that allows greater participation will fail to quell frustration if Arabs continue to feel that their job prospects are bleak. Similarly, Arabs will not accept economic reform that restores growth but continues to fence off the political sphere. This book offers a unique perspective on the uprisings by focusing on specific issue areas where change is needed, and offering a roadmap for the long road towards state building and new social contracts based on political inclusion, respect for pluralism and sustained economic growth. As such, it will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of Middle East Politics, as well as those with an interest in the Arab Spring
Comparative politics by Michael J Sodaro( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows students of world politics how the methods and concepts of comparative politics can lead them to ask critical questions to better understand the complex world around them. This title equips students to make better, more informed decisions
Islamist movements and the democratic process in the Arab world : exploring the gray zones by Nathan J Brown( )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a new Carnegie Paper, Carnegie Endowment experts Brown, Hamzawy, and Ottaway discuss the continuing ambiguity amongst Islamists on fundamental democracy and human rights issues. Islamist Movements and the Democratic Process in the Arab World: Exploring Gray Zones seeks to move beyond stark views of the Islamist challenge as either a democratizing force or an extreme threat to democracy and to present a nuanced view of the position of Islamist parties. The authors consider mainstream movements in Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, and Bahrain, analyzing not only where the movements stand but also where they have yet to develop clear positions. In view of the recent victory by Hamas in Palestine and the electoral success of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Egyptian elections, understanding the thinking of Islamist movements is more important than ever."--Carnegie Endowment web site
Kurdische Unabhängigkeitsbestrebungen und die irakische Verfassung by Walter Posch( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in German and Swedish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toleration on trial by Ingrid Creppell( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toleration on Trial offers the only multidisciplinary study available on the issue of toleration, in the context of deep and difficult conflicts over ideological, cultural, and identity issues in today's mobilized political environment. The importance of individual attitudes and institutional/cultural arrangements is explored as a central axis in the meaning of toleration as a principle and practically in relation to demands for toleration of religious expression, gay rights, and the Islamic sources of toleration
Bayna al-dīn wa-al-siyāsah : al-Islāmīyūn fī al-barlamanāt al-ʻArabīyah by Nathan J Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Arabic and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem for Palestinian reform : clear lessons from a troubled record by Nathan J Brown( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palestine in flux : from search for state to search for tactics by Nathan J Brown( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Official Palestinian institutions and leaders have lost their moral legitimacy in the eyes of the Palestinian people who view them as ineffective or even co-opted by Israel. A new generation of grassroots activists is shifting the focus from the goal of Palestinian statehood to the pursuit of new tactics to resist the Israeli occupation. To improve the lives of Palestinians, this new moral vanguard will need to transform and revive existing Palestinian institutions or build new ones"--Publisher's web site
Official Islam in the Arab world : the contest for religious authority by Nathan J Brown( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All Arab states have large, official Muslim religious establishments that give governments a major role in religious life. These establishments have developed differently, according to each state's historical experience. Through them, the state has a say over religious education, mosques, and religious broadcasting -- turning official religious institutions into potent policy tools. However, the complexity of the religious landscape means they are rarely mere regime mouthpieces and it can be difficult to steer them in a particular direction"--Publisher's web site
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Palestinian politics after the Oslo Accords : resuming Arab Palestine
The rule of law in the Arab world : courts in Egypt and the GulfBetween religion and politicsConstitutions in a nonconstitutional world : Arab basic laws and the prospects for accountable governmentThe struggle over democracy in the Middle East : regional politics and external policiesThe dynamics of democratization : dictatorship, development, and diffusion
Alternative Names
Birāwun, Nāthān J.

Brāwun, Nāthān J.

Brown, Nathan Jude.

Brown, Nathan Jude 1958-

Nathan J. Brown Amerikaans politicoloog

Nathan J. Brown Political scientist

Nathan J. Brown politólogu estauxunidense

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