The book project brought together thirteen scholars from academic disciplines as diverse as political economy, comparative politics, and social anthropology. Its chapters span Egypt’s post-Mubarak and post-Mursi political transformations, all considered in light of earlier periods.
The authors focus on “digital militarism.” Digital militarism is a broad and flexible concept, with wide global applicability, but the authors consider the ways it has unfolded in the context of Israel’s occupation.
The book highlights the ambiguities and contradictions of the Young Turk Revolution's goals and the reluctance of both the leaders of the Revolution and the majority of the empire's ethnic groups to come to a compromise regarding the new political framework of the empire.
The book discusses four political/intellectual responses to mainstream Zionism: the bi-nationalist movement during the British Mandate period; the Palestinian Communist Party during the same period; the Palestinian national movement; and the radical Left movement Matzpen.
NEWTON in focus highlights various texts relevant to the critical study of Islam, across a variety of perspectives, disciplinary approaches, and political frameworks. Texts deal with the history of Islam, Islamic law, Islam and gender, and contemporary Islamic political movements and regimes.