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Academy of Management Annals, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Accounting and the Public Interest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Acta Universitatis Danubius. Administratio     Open Access  
Administração Pública e Gestão Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administrative Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
African Journal of Governance and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
American Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
BAR. Brazilian Administration Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos EBAPE.BR     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Public Administration/Administration Publique Du Canada     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Cities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Citizenship Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
COEPTUM     Open Access  
Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Criterio Libre     Open Access  
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cuadernos de Administración     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Relaciones Laborales     Open Access  
Der Staat     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Die Verwaltung     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Documentos y Aportes en Administración Pública y Gestión Estatal     Open Access  
Économie publique/Public economics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
eJournal of Public Affairs     Open Access  
Electronic Government, an International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Electronic Journal of e-Government     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Éthique publique     Open Access  
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
EURE (Santiago) - Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Urbano Regionales     Open Access  
European Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Federal Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
FOR Rivista per la formazione     Full-text available via subscription  
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Future Studies Research Journal : Trends and Strategies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Georgia Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gestión y Política Pública     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 91)
Government and Opposition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Government Information Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Government News     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Growth and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Headmark     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
HR Highway     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Human Resource Development Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ids Working Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
IMIESA     Full-text available via subscription  
International Affairs and Global Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Electronic Government Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Leadership in Public Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International NGO Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Asian Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis : Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science     Open Access  
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of European Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Management & Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40)
Journal of Nursing Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Park and Recreation Administration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Public Administration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Public Administration and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Science and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Law, Democracy & Development     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Law, Innovation and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Liinc em Revista     Open Access  
Local Government Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Local Government Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Macramè. Trame e ritagli dell’urbanistica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Middle East Law and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
National Civic Review     Hybrid Journal  
National Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Organizações & Sociedade     Open Access  
Orientación y Sociedad : Revista Internacional e Interdisciplinaria de Orientación Vocacional Ocupacional     Open Access  
P3T : Journal of Public Policies and Territory     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Parliaments, Estates and Representation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
People Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Philosophy & Public Policy Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 3)

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Journal Cover   Middle East Law and Governance
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   ISSN (Print) 1876-3367 - ISSN (Online) 1876-3367
   Published by Brill Academic Publishers Homepage  [217 journals]
  • Transitional Justice in Syria: The Role and Contribution of Syrian
           Refugees and Displaced Persons (Advance Article)
    • Authors: Rania Al Jazairi
      Abstract: Source: Page Count 24To date, an estimated 9 million Syrians have fled their homes since the beginning of the conflict in 2011. While over 3 million have fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq, 6.5 million are internally displaced within Syria. Whereas most research has focused on examining Syrian refugees’ status and living conditions in host countries; few studies aimed to document their views and perceptions about transitional justice processes, including reparation issues and how they perceived a durable and sustainable peace in Syria. This paper focuses on Syrian refugees and displaced persons’ role and contribution to transitional justice processes. It explores their views and perceptions about a wide range of political, civil, social, economic and cultural issues, including accountability, reparation, the nature of the future governance system, Syria’s cultural identity, the rights of minorities and women, reconstruction and development priorities and Demilitarization, Demobilization and Reintegration (ddr) issues.
      PubDate: 2015-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Shall We Ask Al-Azhar? Maybe Not (Advance Article)
    • Authors: Gianluca P. Parolin
      Abstract: Source: Page Count 24This article analyzes the constitutional crisis precipitated by the approval of legislation on sharia-compliant state bonds under the brief enforcement of the 2012 Constitution in Egypt. The crisis confirms the centrality of constitutional design choices for the operation of sharia provisions. In particular, projecting a religious institution with conspicuous political capital in the deliberative process upended the previous arrangement of (almost) complete state control over sharia matters. This stands in sharp contrast to how drafters trivialized these design considerations and focused on the wording of the sharia provisions themselves. Moreover, the poor drafting of these sharia provisions—art. 219 in particular—did not provide for the proper constraints on the institutions involved, as shown in the recommendations on the Ṣukūk Bill put forward by the Body of Senior Scholars of al-Azhar.
      PubDate: 2015-07-08T00:00:00Z
  • State Actor-Social Movement Coalitions and Policy-making Under
           Authoritarianism: The Moroccan Party of Justice and Development in the
           Urban Municipality of Kenitra (Advance Article)
    • Authors: Janine A. Clark; Emanuela Dalmasso
      Abstract: Source: Page Count 27This article examines the conditions under which state actor-social movement (sasm) coalitions form in policy-making in authoritarian states. Based on a comparison of three cases of policy reform undertaken by the Party of Justice and Development (pjd) in the municipality of Kenitra, Morocco, it argues: 1) in authoritarian states, we must analyse sasm interactions and the interactions between elected state actors and nominated state actors representing the central authorities; 2) the pjd forms coalitions with social movement organizations (smos) depending whether its policy preference is in opposition to the authorities’ and whether it has mass appeal; 3) when its preference conflicts with that of the authorities yet has broad support, the pjd formally mobilizes smos; when it conflicts with the authorities’ preference but has limited appeal, informal party-social movement coalitions are formed; and when it is neither in conflict with the authorities’ preference nor has mass appeal, coalitions are unnecessary.
      PubDate: 2015-07-06T00:00:00Z
  • Public Policy Making in Tunisia: The Contribution of Policy Research
    • Authors: Intissar Kherigi; Khalil Amiri
      First page: 76
      Abstract: Source: Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 76 - 100The concept of governance is increasingly used to describe a range of factors relating to “the exercise of economic, political and administrative authority to manage a country’s affairs at all levels.” The process of policymaking lies at the heart of the governance challenge. The conception, planning, implementation and evaluation of public policies are the visible outcomes of the process of exercising economic, political and administrative authority. These policy processes and their outcomes can be measured, assessed and evaluated in order to improve governance and achieve higher value outcomes for the public. The important role of applied research in this process is increasingly being recognised by practitioners. This paper examines the role of policy research institutes in Tunisia in policy evaluation and providing policy makers with valuable data and analysis in order to contribute to a better understanding of policy problems and more effective policies that are targeted to the needs of the affected groups. Our research shows that such institutes are developing a stake in the policymaking process in Tunisia, using new spaces for policy research and critical engagement to scrutinise and question government policies, challenge policy frameworks and government models and raise new policy problems. The paper examines the challenges facing these institutes and presents recommendations for strengthening their role in order to contribute to developing more effective forms of policy monitoring and evaluation that can help the state to design more effective public services, assist legislative bodies to better exercise their role of democratic oversight, and raise the public’s level of understanding of, and engagement in, how their government is conducting their affairs.
      PubDate: 2015-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Politics of Sectarianism: Rethinking Religion and Politics in the Middle
    • Authors: Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
      First page: 61
      Abstract: Source: Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 61 - 75Allegations of sectarian violence and discrimination saturate popular and scholarly accounts of developments in the mena region, particularly in the wake of renewed violence in Syria and Iraq. These accounts should sound a warning bell to scholars of religion and politics. The discourse of sectarianism is a modern discourse of religion-in-politics authorized by particular authorities in particular times and places. It relies on a fixed and stable representation of the shifting roles played by that which is named as “religion” or “sect” in politics and society. The complex and often conflicting forces that come together in any given episode of violence or discrimination subvert the stable notions of sectarian motivation and causation that form the bedrock in which such accounts rest. This essay disaggregates and politicizes the discourse of sectarianism, drawing on examples from Egypt, Bahrain, and Israel. It argues for distinguishing between religious difference as construed by those in positions of power, and religious difference as construed and experienced—and at times downplayed or ignored—by individuals and communities that are subjected to, and shaped by, sectarian projects, policies, and narratives.
      PubDate: 2015-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • The Case for Cognitive Interviewing Techniques in the Post-Arab Spring
    • Authors: Brandon Gorman
      First page: 50
      Abstract: Source: Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 50 - 60Many social scientists rely on survey data, such as the World Values Survey and the Arab Barometer, to measure individual political attitudes cross-nationally. Yet, research suggests that individuals’ political attitudes fluctuate and evolve, casting doubt on the validity of survey data when used alone. This is especially problematic during times of rapid change, when the political situation undergoes dramatic shifts and individual attitudes are easily influenced by current events. This essay proposes that using cognitive interviewing techniques, which involve asking respondents to answer a set of survey items along with follow-up probes about their answers, can help researchers better understand the content of political attitudes and the contexts that help shape them. To make this point, I first review the literature on the theoretical problems with measuring political attitudes during times of rapid political change. I then introduce cognitive interviewing as a mixed-method data collection technique, describe the challenges and difficulties associated with it, and offer a number of practical recommendations for researchers interested in using it in the post-Arab Spring environment. Finally, I demonstrate the effectiveness of cognitive interviewing techniques through examples drawn from my fieldwork in Tunisia between August 2013 and March 2014.
      PubDate: 2015-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Gulf-funding of British Universities and the Focus on Human Development
    • Authors: Jonas Bergan Draege; Martin Lestra
      First page: 25
      Abstract: Source: Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 25 - 49We use quantitative content analysis to compare the academic publications and events of Gulf-funded Middle East research institutions in the uk to those that have not received such funding from a Middle Eastern donor. Our results provide some support for hypotheses about funding leading to a bias in the selection of research topics. We show that Gulf-funding of uk Middle East Studies research institutions is associated with less focus on democracy and human rights than non-funded comparable institutions. Moreover, we show that Gulf-funded institutions focus more on their donor countries than do non Gulf-funded institutions, but that they give more attention to issues of education and youth unemployment than issues of democracy, human rights, and gender equality when writing about their donor countries.
      PubDate: 2015-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Monarchs and Mamluks, or How Do You Say “Thank You” for $20
    • Authors: Richard W. Bulliet
      First page: 16
      Abstract: Source: Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 16 - 24The causes and processes of the Arab Spring movements are less important for current political developments than the responses to those movements by states that were not directly involved. After discussing the Turkish, Israeli, Iranian, and American responses, the focus turns to the recently announced military cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Did the Saudi government conspire with the Egyptian high command to plot the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood regime in Cairo? If so, as seems likely, was the United States aware of the conspiracy? More importantly, what does the linkage between the Egyptian army and Saudi and Gulf financial support for President al-Sisi's regime suggest for the future of stability and legitimate rule in the Arab world?
      PubDate: 2015-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Introduction
    • First page: 1
      Abstract: Source: Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 1 - 2
      PubDate: 2015-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • From Dynamic Events to Deep Causes: Outcomes and Explanations of the Arab
    • Authors: Jason Brownlee; Tarek Masoud Andrew Reynolds
      First page: 3
      Abstract: Source: Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 3 - 15Attempting to understand the complexities of the Arab Spring is a challenge both methodologically and evidentially. Over a three year period we evolved a problem-driven attempt at theory building and came to see historically rooted structural factors as more satisfying explanatory variables than some of the more proximate arguments proposed to explain the causes and consequences of the Arab Spring. We found that antecedent variables could account for the contrast between countries that experienced successful uprisings and those countries that experienced no uprising at all or an unsuccessful uprising. We found two variables provided significant explanatory leverage. The first was the extent of non-tax hydrocarbon (mainly oil) rents, the second, the nature of the ruling elite and whether the incumbent had inherited power.
      PubDate: 2015-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Beyond Crisis Management: Governments, Academics, and Strategic Thinking
           about the Arab Uprisings
    • Authors: Jane Kinninmont
      First page: 101
      Abstract: Source: Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 101 - 119The Arab uprisings prompted the promise of a grand rethink of Western policy towards the region, but four years on there is still a lack of new thinking about new Western strategic approaches to the region, as policymakers have been stretched by the need for immediate, emergency responses to the subsequent series of interconnected crises. This paper lays out some of the differences and overlaps between academic researchers and government policymakers in terms of their interests and approaches. It goes on to identify some of the research that helped to explain – and sometimes presage – the uprisings, and the gaps that became evident in policy analysis. It considers how research interactions have changed as a result, but also how changes to policymakers’ research approaches or analytical frameworks have been limited, as policymakers have been preoccupied with short-term responses to pressing conflicts and crises. Given the different timescales that governments and academic researchers work to, much of the research on the Arab uprisings is only being published now, at a time when the policy agenda has largely moved on to counterterrorism and stabilisation. Yet it remains vitally important to understand the causes of the 2011 unrest, especially as many of the same grievances persist and continue to drive challenges to the status quo, even if these now take different forms to the large-scale, coalition-based and largely peaceful mass protests seen in 2011.
      PubDate: 2015-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Neo-Orientalism and the e-Revolutionary: Self-Representation and the
           Post-Arab Spring
    • Authors: Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
      First page: 120
      Abstract: Source: Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 120 - 131The uprisings of 2011 in the Middle East and North Africa opened the way for a potential reimagining of the role of the Arab socio-political militant and the work of the public intellectual. Much change was achieved and the action of postmodern social activists played a central role in this historical undertaking. Deeper examination of the discourse and subsequent positioning of a large segment among these newer actors reveal, in the post-Arab Spring period, neo-Orientalist traits whereby Western metropolis concerns and phraseology overtake the domestic requirements of political transition. Self-representing themselves and their theatres by way of borrowed perspectives proceeding from external, paternalistic logics has led this new generation of actors to a series of contradictions as to the very democratizing rupture and rebirth of the region they have been advocating for. Borrowed prisms and subservient agency are the consequential drivers of this mode, which proceeds paradoxically on claims of independence and ownership.
      PubDate: 2015-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Puzzles, Time, and Ethnographic Sensibilities: Research Methods after the
           Arab Spring
    • Authors: Wendy Pearlman
      First page: 132
      Abstract: Source: Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 132 - 140Parallel transformations in both the post-Arab spring Middle East and the publishing world present tests for scholars of the region. This essay suggests three strategies for reframing challenges as opportunities and reconceptualizing the seeming liabilities of academic work as resources. First, I propose that the surprising character of recent upheavals ought not demoralize scholarly inquiry but rather invigorate it by showcasing the kinds of difficult puzzles that propel innovation in research and theory-building. Second, I suggest that the fast pace of publishing over the Internet should renew our appreciation for its antithesis: the unique benefits of exploring and developing ideas slowly over time. Third, I argue that these two challenges-turned-opportunities come together to highlight the value of research methods with an ethnographic sensibility. These approaches can help us ground theory in a more nuanced understanding of the individual and the lived experience of change.
      PubDate: 2015-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Comparative Politics and the Arab Uprisings
    • Authors: Jillian Schwedler
      First page: 141
      Abstract: Source: Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 141 - 152How have scholars working in the political science subfield of comparative politics approached the Arab uprisings in their analyses? Two dominant trends have been to explore the uprisings through the literatures on robust authoritarianism and on social movements. While each of these has produced rich and lively debates, scholars of Middle East politics have mostly drawn comparisons at the national level: for example, explaining variation between those state that experienced uprisings and those that did not, or between those uprisings that turned violent and those that did not. I suggest that adopting “states” and “movements” as objects of analysis can obscure some of the more unique dynamics of the uprisings—dynamics that might be leveraged in contributing new ideas to broader theoretical debates. I illustrate the ways in which research designs that focus on identifying and explaining variation between and across cases tend to assume discrete objects of study (i.e., regimes and movements) in ways that obscure other fascinating processes and practices at both the micro-level and in terms of the complex interconnections across states and regions. This focus has in turn led to a deficit in studies of in-case variation: how mobilization and state repression varied, for example, between Cairo, Alexandria, the Suez, rural regions, and other locations outside of Tahrir Square. Finally, I applaud and encourage the continuation of the lively and open debates within the field about the strengths and weaknesses of our earlier scholarship and the potential of various future research agendas.
      PubDate: 2015-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Is There Strength in Numbers?
    • Authors: Miquel Pellicer; Eva Wegner Francesco Cavatorta
      First page: 153
      Abstract: Source: Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 153 - 168Studies of the Middle East and North Africa have very often relied on qualitative methodologies to understand and explain the politics of the region. In fact it could be argued that Middle East specialists have tended to shy away purposefully from engaging with quantitative methods because of the perceived ‘exceptionalism’ of the region in terms of the gathering and reliability of hard data. This article makes the case for increasing engagement with quantitative methodologies in order for studies on the Middle East to better 'speak' to comparative politics more broadly. Far from downplaying the significance and contribution of qualitative methods, this article encourages scholars to integrate them with quantitative methods that have been more recently developed to provide a fuller picture of politics in the region.
      PubDate: 2015-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • , Eds. Paul Amar and Vijay Prashad (Minneapolis, : University of Minnesota
           Press, 2013)
    • Authors: Carolyn Barnett
      First page: 169
      Abstract: Source: Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 169 - 179
      PubDate: 2015-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Book Review: , James L. Gelvin
    • Authors: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
      First page: 181
      Abstract: Source: Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 181 - 183
      PubDate: 2015-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • The Notions of Citizenship and the Civil State in the Egyptian Transition
           Process (Advance Article)
    • Abstract: Source: Page Count 21This article deals with two notions that have become central in the Egyptian political and constitutional transition process since 2011 – citizenship and the “Civil State” – and presents the struggle to define them that took place during the 2012 writing of the Constitution. Even though the principle of citizenship is not seriously contested by any of the important political players, its scope and relationship with Islamic normativity (subordination, preeminence, or independence) have both been fiercely debated. As for the notion of the Civil State, it is characterized by an important semantic haziness, which results in a political tension around the issue of its definition, although there is relative consensus in Egypt regarding the term itself. The political and legal struggles around the writing and the adoption of the 2012 Constitution reveal how the tension related to these two notions has been embodied in the discussions surrounding several constitutional articles.
      PubDate: 2015-03-25T00:00:00Z
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