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Brown, Nathan J.

Works: 109 works in 269 publications in 4 languages and 10,289 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Collector
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 )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 416 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 )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 399 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 367 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 )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 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 284 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
The struggle over democracy in the Middle East : regional politics and external policies by Nathan J Brown( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 268 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 )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 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 pro
The rule of law, Islam, and constitutional politics in Egypt and Iran by Said Amir Arjomand( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 122 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
Comparative politics : a global introduction by Michael J Sodaro( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comparative Politics: A Global Introduction presents a uniquely comprehensive approach 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 they need to understand the complexities of today's political world. Part I enhances critical thinking skills by 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 many major countries, using the concepts and analytical techniques introduced in Part I". --Back cover
The Palestinian reform agenda by Nathan J Brown( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Bayna al-dīn wa-al-siyāsah : al-Islāmīyūn fī al-barlamanāt al-ʻArabīyah by Nathan J Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Arabic and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 11 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
Peasants against the state : the political activity of the Egyptian peasantry, 1822-1952 by Nathan J Brown( )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluating Palestinian reform by Nathan J Brown( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Criticism of the Palestinian Authority's growing authoritarianism gave birth to what Brown calls "paper Palestine," in which citizens have rights of free speech and assembly; the Arab world's most independent judiciary adjudicates disputes; leaders are selected in elections overseen by an independent electoral commission; and a representative assembly monitors the executive. Yet the institutions that would ensure democracy are either missing or lagging. In Evaluating Palestinian Reform, Arab governance expert Nathan Brown measures reform efforts to date and proposes concrete steps in four priority areas: political parties, security services, judiciary and media."--Carnegie Endowment web site
Islamist movements and the democratic process in the Arab world : exploring the gray zones by Nathan J Brown( Book )

5 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
Islam and politics in the new Egypt by Nathan J Brown( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of Egypt's revolution, a sea change is undeniably under way: Islam is playing a different and more powerful role in Egyptian public life. But focusing on the growing influence of Islamic forces masks an unpredictable evolution proceeding underneath the surface. The Muslim Brotherhood, Salafis, and a host of state institutions dedicated to Islam are themselves being reshaped in profound but unpredictable ways by their growing involvement in politics
Quḍāt Miṣr fī ʻaṣr thawrī by Nathan J Brown( Book )

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

Egypt's tumultuous uprising of 2011 was about many things, but among the most central was a demand by legions of political activists and large crowds of mobilized citizens that public authority in the country be reconstructed to operate in a clearly accountable manner, fully governed by the rule of law. Egyptian judges might therefore be expected to look upon the post-uprising environment as a time when they can finally realize a vision that they have been articulating for a generation in the face of an imperious and impervious presidency: a state ruled by law in which they will be insulated from political pressures and private interests, providing full autonomy to individual judges and to the judiciary as a body to issue decisions that will be respected and implemented by all the agencies of the Egyptian state. Eventually everybody might get what they want. But in the short run, judges have hardly found themselves in a sacrosanct position in the wake of the Egyptian revolution. Instead, they are politically exposed and uncertain of their future, with some concerned not only for their institutional autonomy but even for their physical security. An effort to legislate the demands for an independent judiciary in the form of a new judicial law has embroiled them in internal battles and external rivalries. Over the long term, the effort will nevertheless bear some fruit, since support for judicial independence now reaches the whole length of the political spectrum. Judges will likely obtain some version of the autonomy they seek. But the political implications of this step are far less clear than its proponents anticipate: the independence of the judiciary -- as proposed legislation currently conceives it -- may form part of a trend toward balkanizing the Egyptian state in a manner that will provide for a more liberal and pluralistic order but also one that is less coherent and democratic than Egyptians currently realize
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-

Nathan J. Brown Amerikaans politicoloog

Nathan J. Brown Political scientist

براون، ناثان

براون، ناثان ج.

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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