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Brown, Nathan J.

Works: 178 works in 312 publications in 3 languages and 8,902 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Thesis advisor
Classifications: KMC459, 323.3224
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Most widely held works by Nathan J Brown
The rule of law in the Arab world : courts in Egypt and the Gulf by Nathan J Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A penetrating account of the development and operation of the courts in the Arab world
Peasant politics in modern Egypt : the struggle against the state by Nathan J Brown( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palestinian politics after the Oslo Accords : resuming Arab Palestine by Nathan J Brown( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 363 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
Constitutions in a nonconstitutional world : Arab basic laws and the prospects for accountable government by Nathan J Brown( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When victory is not an option : Islamist movements in Arab politics by Nathan J Brown( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 331 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
The dynamics of democratization : dictatorship, development, and diffusion( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on three issues very much at the heart of discussions about democracy today: dictatorship, development, and diffusion. This title offers an assessment of the field for students and scholars of comparative politics and the political economy of development
The struggle over democracy in the Middle East : regional politics and external policies by Nathan J Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many residents of the Middle East - and more recently, Western powers - have placed great hope in democratization in the region. Yet authoritarianism remains the norm and movement towards democracy is both slow and uneven. The Struggle over Democracy in the Middle East examines democracy and democratization in the light of regional realities rather than the wishful thinking of outsiders. Specialists from the region analyze democratic prospects in the region, while accomplished scholars from the United States and the United Kingdom analyze Western policy, providing a wide-ranging survey of the efforts of individual countries and the effect of external influences. Addressing themes including sectarianism, culture, religion, security and the promotion of democracy, the book examines the experiences of activists, political parties, religious groups and governments and highlights the difficulties involved in bringing democracy to the Middle East. Providing a multifaceted approach to the issue of democratization, this book will be a valuable reference for courses on Middle Eastern politics, political science and democracy
Between religion and politics by Nathan J Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent decades, Islamist political movements in many Arab countries have made a strategic investment in a political process that is stacked heavily against them. And they have 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 parliamentary elections in the Arab world, focusing on those movements that have opted to cast themselves, at least in part, as electorally-oriented political parties. Focusing on Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Kuwait, Yemen, and Palestine, this book probes the environment in which the movements operate, the checkered relationship between Islamists and rulers, the political platform that Islamists design in order to enter the electoral arena, and efforts to build alliances with other opposition groups. By examining debates within the Islamist movements themselves, Between Religion and Politics assesses the prospects for future participation and Islamist leaders' own evaluation of their political experiences. --Résumé de l'éditeur
The rule of law, Islam, and constitutional politics in Egypt and Iran by Said Amir Arjomand( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 114 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
The Palestinian reform agenda by Nathan J Brown( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative politics : a global introduction by Michael J Sodaro( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a uniquely comprehensive introduction to the study of politics in a variety of countries. Part I surveys the core topics of comparative politics and equips students with the concepts and analytical methods needed to understand the complexities of today's political world, explaining in a step-by-step fashion how the basic techniques of the scientific method, such as qualitative hypothesis testing, can be used to understand political realities. Part II provides in-depth studies of a number of major countries, using the concepts and analytical techniques introduced in Part I. By combining rich conceptualization, analytical methods, and extensive coverage of a diversity of countries, this engaging text teaches students how to think for themselves about politics, logically and systematically
Kurdische Unabhängigkeitsbestrebungen und die irakische Verfassung by Walter Posch( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characterization studies of the selective reduction of NO by NH by Nathan J Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bristol Bladder Tumour Registry by Ashton Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CORINE land cover map : pilot study by R. M Fuller( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jordan and its Islamic movement : the limits of inclusion? by Nathan J Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past 50 years, Jordan's rulers have encouraged Islamists to run for office, but within strict limits to discourage religious extremism. Historically, Islamist leaders have chosen to participate in the system rather than work to overthrow the regime. As a result, the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood and the government have come to regard each other as political rivals, rather than implacable adversaries. Yet the recent pressure of regional events threatens to unravel the peace, as both sides consider whether to escalate, or contain, growing tensions. Understanding this dynamic in Jordan helps answer some of the most critical questions about regional democratic reform: Can Islamist political parties operate within the boundaries of a democratic system? Does participation breed moderation? In this new Carnegie Paper ... Nathan Brown examines how Jordan's Islamic movement gained political legitimacy, but repackaged its strong beliefs in legal organizations that have a broad and deep reach into Jordanian society. As a consequence, the Jordanian regime and Islamic movement now find themselves debating whether or not this peaceful model is sustainable, and if confrontation is inevitable. Using the Islamic Action Front (IAF) --the Muslim Brotherhood's political party in Jordan-- as a case study, Brown finds that "participating in a fully functioning democratic political system may indeed have a moderating effect on Islamist movements over the long term, but that opportunity is hardly likely to be offered in most Arab states. The most that will be available will be constrained competition in a partially liberalized system.""--Carnegie Endowment web site
Islamist movements and the democratic process in the Arab world : exploring the gray zones by Nathan J Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 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
When victory becomes an option : Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood confronts success by Nathan J Brown( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood stands on the brink of an impressive electoral victory. After several months of suggesting it would check its own electoral ambitions, the Brotherhood plunged into politics with unprecedented enthusiasm, focusing all of its energies and impressive organizational heft on the parliamentary vote. Now, with the electoral list of its political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, likely to gain close to (and maybe even more than) half the seats and perhaps cabinet positions as well, the movement is entering uncharted waters. Brotherhood leaders often invoke the phrase "participation, not domination." That old slogan may hold for the time being because the hazy and unsettled rules governing a country in transition make it difficult for any one actor to be in control. And, with the military continuing to exercise a firm grip, the movement will have a strong voice but hardly a dominant one. But the Brotherhood's ambitions have clearly edged upward. Seeing itself as deeply rooted in its own communities, offering a virtuous alternative to the corrupt system that governed Egyptians for so long and that allowed political, social, and economic power to be deployed for private benefit, Egypt's Brotherhood now seems to feel called into service by the nation. Recognizing that its electoral strength may spark a counterreaction from other political forces, the Brotherhood is now calling not for a parliamentary system but for a mixed or semi-presidential system. Though currently seeking to avoid full authority, the movement is hardly in a timid mood. It is focusing on the longer term: asserting a justifiably powerful claim to a leading role in the process of writing a new constitution. And the movement's leaders seem to want a democratic constitution above all else. Indeed, it is not clear how much the Brotherhood's past decisions and behavior can continue to guide its future actions. Over the past few years, it has released a blizzard of very detailed policy proposals and platforms. If it is to be successful in government, however, the Brotherhood must start setting its foreign policy, economic, and cultural priorities. While the movement's appeal has always been strongly cultural, moral, and religious, there are few areas where it sets off fears more quickly than in this realm. As a result, the cultural agenda has been sidelined. But with the ultraconservative Salafis entering the political arena for the first time, the Freedom and Justice Party may be forced to choose between competing with them for the Islamist base and reassuring non-Islamist political forces at home and abroad
Toleration on trial by Ingrid Creppell( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 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
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The rule of law in the Arab world : courts in Egypt and the Gulf
Alternative Names
Birāwun, Nāthān J.

Brāwun, Nāthān J.

Brown, Nathan Jude.

Brown, Nathan Jude 1958-

براون، ناثان

براون، ناثان ج.

English (117)

German (4)

Arabic (1)

Palestinian politics after the Oslo Accords : resuming Arab PalestineConstitutions in a nonconstitutional world : Arab basic laws and the prospects for accountable governmentThe dynamics of democratization : dictatorship, development, and diffusionThe struggle over democracy in the Middle East : regional politics and external policiesBetween religion and politics