• Publications Elham Manea

    Publications Elham Manea

  • Der alltägliche Islamismus

    Der alltägliche Islamismus

    Kösel-Verlag _ Random House (2. April 2018) https://www.amazon.de/allt%C3%A4gliche-Islamismus-Terror-beginnt-zulassen/dp/3466372127


Women and Shari’a Law

Women and Shari’a Law

London: I.B.Tauris, May 2016.
ISBN: 978-1784537357


The Arab State and Women’s Rights.

The Arab State and Women’s Rights.

The Trap of Authoritarian Governance (Yemen, Syria, and Kuwait).
London: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics, June 2011, 200 p.
ISBN: 978-1138789234


Regional Politics in the Gulf: Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen.

Regional Politics in the Gulf: Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen.

London: Saqi Books, 2005, 192 p.
ISBN: 9780863565830



Political Parties and Organizations in Yemen, 1948-1993 (in Arabic).

Sana'a: The Athawabit Book Series #2, 1994, 336 p.
Ich will nicht mehr Schweigen: Der Islam, der Westen und die Menschenrechte.

Ich will nicht mehr Schweigen: Der Islam, der Westen und die Menschenrechte.

Freiburg: Herder Verlag, 2009, 200 p.
ISBN: 978-3451062483


Sins (in Arabic).

Sins (in Arabic).

Beirut: Dar Al Saqi, 2008.
خطايا، دار الساقي، بيروت،
ISBN: 9781855162860


Echo of Pain (in Arabic)

Echo of Pain (in Arabic)

Saqi Books, 2005
صدى الأنين، دار الساقي، بيروت،
ISBN: 9781855164994


Der alltägliche Islamismus

Der alltägliche Islamismus

Verlag: Kösel-Verlag (Random House Germany) (2. April 2018) ISBN-13: 978-3466372126


Selected Papers and Chapters

  • “Defining the Phenomenon of Jihadist Radicalisation: Drivers and Catalysts Local & Global”, in, The challenge of Jihadist Radicalisation in Europe and Beyond: How to Respond, Council of the European Union & European Policy Centre: Brussels, Forthcoming 2017. 

  • “Eine Kritik des essentialistischen Paradigmas”, in Normkonflikte in pluralistischen Gesellschaften, Susanne Schröter (Hrsg.), Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, Forthcoming 2017.

  • "Yemen: The Story of a Failed State”, in Helmut Krieger (Hrsg.), Crisis, Revolt, and War in the Arab World, Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC): Vienna, forthcoming 2017. 

  • “In the Name of Culture and Religion: The Political Function of Blasphemy in Islamic States”, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, 27:1, pp. 117-127, 2016. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09596410.2015.1114241].
  • “Images of the Muslim Woman and the Construction of Muslim Identity: The Essentialist Paradigm”, Journal for Religion, Film and Media JRFM, ” Vol 2, No 1, pp. 91-110, 2016. [].
  • “Legal Pluralism and Islamic Law in the West: When States Legally Sanction Discrimination”. In Angela Berlis and Douglas Bratt, From Encounter to Commitment: Interreligious Experience and Theological Engagement, IKZ- Berner Interreligioese Oekumenische Studien, Band 2. 2015.
  • “Yemen’s Arab Spring: Outsmarting the Cunning State?”. In: Sadiki, Larbi (ed.). Routledge Handbook of the Arab Spring, London: Routledge Studies on Middle Eastern Politics. 2014. [http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415523912/]
  • “Yemen’s Contentious Transitional Justice and Fragile Peace”. MAP Middle East and Asia Project on Transitional Justice. Middle East Institute. January 2014.
  • “The Arab Popular Uprising from a Gender Perspective”. Zeitschrift für Politik. No.1, 2014.
  • “The Significance of Gender in Arab-Spring Transitional Justice”. In: Kirsten Fisher and Robert Stewart (eds).Transitional Justice and the Arab Spring. London: Routledge Studies on Middle Eastern Politics. June 2014. [http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415826365/]
  • “Syria” in DeLong-Bas, Natana J., (ed). The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • “Der arabische Staat und die Politik des Überlebens: Das Beispiel Kuwait”. In: Schröter, Susanne, (Hg). Geschlechtergerechtigkeit durch Demokratisierung? Transformationen und Restaurationen von Genderverhältnissen in der islamischen Welt. Bielefeld: Transcript. Februar 2013.
  • “The Perils of Yemen’s Cunning State”. A NOREF Report. Oslo: Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre. September 2012.
  • “Europa und seine muslimischen Migranten: Integration oder Assimilation”. In: Kreis, Georg (Hrsg.): Europa in der Welt, Basel: Schwabe Verlag, 2012.
  • “Hopes, Expectations and Outcomes in Yemen”. In: Schmidt, Armando Garcia and Hauke Hartmann (eds.), The Arab Spring: One Year After: Transformation Dynamics, Prospects for Democratization and the Future of Arab-European Cooperation, Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2012.
  • “Rereading the Qur’an: A Muslim Woman’s Perspective”. In: Journal of the Dutch-Flemish Levinas Society, Vol. XVI, December 2011, 21-29. http://www.duyndam.demon.nl/E-Journal_of_the_Levinas_Society_Vol16_2011.pdf
  • “Islam and Human Dignity: a Consequence-Based Approach to Human Dignity and Rights”. In: Deimann, Dorothèe und Mugier, Simon (Hrsg.): Entgegensprechen: Texte zu Menschenwürde und Menschenrecht, Teil 1, Basel: edition gesowip, 2010, 499-521.
  • “Yemen: Gender Situation. In: Women Rights in the Middle East and North Africa. Washington DC: Freedom House, February 2010, 24 p.
  • “We do not Speak the Same Language! ” In: Debatin, Bernhard (Hrsg.): Der Karikaturenstreit und die Pressefreiheit: Wert- und Normenkonflikte in der globalen Medienkultur. Reihe Kultur und Technik, Schriftenreihe des Internationalen Zentrums für Kultur- und Technikforschung der Universität Stuttgart. Münster: LIT Verlag, 2007, 45-47.
  • “Überleben und Übergeben: Familienherrschaften auf der Arabischen Halbinsel”. In: Fähndrich, Hartmut (Hrsg.): Vererbte Macht: Monarchien und Dynastien in der arabischen Welt. Frankfurt/New York: Campus Verlag, 2005, 81-102.
  • “La tribu et l’Etat au Yémen”. In: Kilani, Mondher (ed.) : Islam et changement social. Lausanne: Editions Payot, 1998, 205-218
  • “The Arab National Security between Theory and Reality” (in Arabic). Sana'a: Althawabit Periodical, 1993, 197- 231.
  • “The Algerian Electoral Experience” (in Arabic). In: Proceedings of the Symposium on the Electoral System and the Future of Democracy in Yemen. Sana'a, February 16&17, 1992, 79-104.

Book Reviews

  • “Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations: Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law: Dhimmis and Others in the Empire of Law”, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, 2013.
  • Rezension "Länderkunde Jemen”. In: Geographica Helvetica (Swiss Journal of Geography). Heft 1, 2007, 57-58.

Selected Articles and Essays

  • "The Arab State: State Formation, Features, and Implications for the “Arab Spring”. In Auer, Andreas (Hg). Demokratisierung im arabischen Raum. Zentrum für Demokratie Aarau. Zürich: Schulthess Juristische Medien. 2013.
  • “Saudi Arabia, the Arab Spring and the Regional Context”. In: ORIENT, German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East, IV/2012.
  • Sheikhdown: Why Tribes aren’t the Answer in Yemen. Sada: Online Magazine for Carnegie Endowment for Peace. March 21, 2012.
  • When States Legally Sanction Discrimination. In Qantara. March 19, 2012. [http://en.qantara.de/When-States-Legally-Sanction-Discrimination/18676c19508i1p1414/index.html].
  • The Gulf Initiative and the Yemeni Conflict: Putting the Cart before the Horse. In Qantara, November 29, 2011.
  • Islamisches Recht in der Schweiz ist gefährlich. In: NZZ am Sonntag. July 3, 2011.
  • Yemeni Protests have created a Melting Pot. In: The Guardian, March 19, 2011.
  • Am Anfang war der Stamm. Inamo 62, Jahrgang 16, 2010, 4-8.
  • Is Yemen the Next Failed State? In: The Guardian. December 29, 2009.
  • Islamisches Recht in der Schweiz wäre verheerend, In: NZZ am Sonntag. January 4, 2009.
  • “The Arab State and Women’s Rights: The Case of Saudi Arabia - The Limits of the Possible”. Orient - German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East. July 2008, 15-25.
  • Diary of an Arab Woman: For a Humanistic Islam (in Arabic). Published in a series of online articles in: Middle East Transparent, September 2005 - September 2006.
  • Back to Islam! In: Yemen Observer, Vol. IX, issue 29, August 15, 2006.
  • Falsche Toleranz Diskriminiert die Mädchen, In: NZZ am Sonntag, February 12, 2006.
  • Im Jemen Streiten Staat und Stämme um die Macht, In: Tages Anzeiger, January 18, 2006.
  • Since February 2014 a blog on Huffington Post. A column published simultaneously in ‘Middle East Transparent’ online magazine, Paris (2005-2013); Civic Egypt on line, (2011- present), Modern Discussion (02.2011- present); a monthly column in German in the Swiss newspaper ‘Südostschweiz’ (2010-11); a column published every two weeks in Arabic in ‘Alnedaa
  • Newspaper’, Sana’a (2006-2011); numerous articles published in Arabic in: Swissinfo, Bern (2001- present), Qantara (2011- present), Saudi and Palestinian online websites; Al Quds Newspaper, London (2001-2003), Albayan Newspaper, Dubai (2001)

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