Ankara, Turkey – This research seeks to provide a unique and dedicated outlet for the publication of theoretically informed, historically grounded and empirically governed research on politics and security processes in the regions of West Asia and North Africa (WANA).
In WANA, from Morocco to Kyrgyzstan and from Russia to the Somalia or from Turkey to India almost every country has substantial religious, ethnic or cultural, political and security issues. Their changing character and dynamic evolution notwithstanding, these issues have played key roles in social, economic, political and cultural life of WANA societies from the antiquity and been at the center of the modern history of the region.
WANA’s experience of modernity, processes of state formation and economic development, the problems of domestic and interstate conflict and security, and instances of state failure, civil war, and secession are all closely intertwined with the history and politics and security, and with how different geopolitical, socio-political categories related to the idea of politics and security have informed or underpinned historical processes unfolding in the region.
WANA politics and security issues have also played a decisive role in the rapid and crisis-ridden transformation of the geopolitics of WANA in the aftermath of the Cold War and the commencement of globalization. Past and contemporary histories, and the future shape and trajectory of WANA countries are therefore intrinsically tied to the dynamics of issues. Intellectual, political, and practical significance of politics and security issues in WANA therefore cannot be overstated. The overarching rationale for this research is the absence of specialized series devoted to politics and security issues in WANA.
Publications on politics and security are often included in area, country or theme-specific series that are not amenable to theoretically more rigorous and empirically wider and multidimensional approaches and therefore impose certain intellectual constraints on the publications especially in terms of geographical scope, theoretical depth, and disciplinary orientation.
This research addresses this politics and security problem by providing a dedicated space for publications on politics and security issues in WANA. It encourages inter- and multidisciplinary approaches to minorities in WANA with a view to promote the combination of analytical rigor with empirical richness. As such the research is intended to bridge a significant gap on the subject in the academic publications market, increase the visibility of research on minorities in WANA, and meets the demand of academics, students, and policy makers working on, or interested in, the region alike.
The editorial team of the research will adopt a proactive and supportive approach through soliciting original and innovative works, closer engagement with the authors, providing feedback on draft monographs prior to publication, and ensuring the high quality of the output.
West Asia and North Africa (WANA) Countries:
West Asia (32)
United Arab Emirates
North Africa (30)
Central African Republic