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The most authoritative, comprehensive, and balanced overview of international relations in the Middle East, this respected textbook helps students get to grips with this fascinating and challenging subject area. A team of expert scholars combines a history of the region with analysis of key themes, actors, and conflicts, using a range of learning features and online resources to support student learning.
Offering a wide range of perspectives, this book exposes students to different approaches to the subject, and encourages them to think critically in order to draw their own conclusions. The text features a range of case studies and 'micro-cases' throughout, demonstrating the relevance of international relations theory in the contemporary Middle East, and helping students to apply their learning to real world situations.
The fourth edition features a new chapter on the Arab Spring, highlighting this significant development in contemporary Middle Eastern international relations, and an expanded discussion of rising powers in the region, such as Russia and China.
The text is supported by an Online Resource Centre to help students take their learning further.
For students - Expand your knowledge with an interactive map of the Middle East that provides key information about each state. - Build on the themes covered in each chapter with extended chapter exercises. - Revise key dates and developments with an interactive timeline. - Take your learning further by using web links as a starting point for further reading.
For registered lecturers - Use adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations or as hand-outs in class.
Louise Fawcett is Professor of International Relations and Wilfrid Knapp Fellow and Tutor in Politics at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Theoretical and Historical Overview Chapter 1 International Relations Theory and the Middle East by Fred Lawson Chapter 2 The Emergence of the Middle East into the Modern State System by Eugene Rogan Chapter 3 The Cold War in the Middle East by Peter Sluglett Chapter 4 The Middle East Since the Cold War by Baghat Korany
Part 2: Themes in International Relations and International Political Economy Chapter 5 Oil and Political Economy in the International Relations of the Middle East by Giacomo Luciani Chapter 6 The Puzzle of Political Reform in the Middle East by Augustus Norton Chapter 7 The Politics of Identity in Middle East International Relations by Raymond Hinnebusch Chapter 8 Islam and International Relations in the Middle East by Peter Mandaville Chapter 9 Alliances, Cooperation and Regionalism in the Middle East by Louise Fawcett Chapter 10 Middle East Security: Continuity Amid Change by Matteo Legrenzi and Marina Calculli Chapter 11 The Arab Spring by Larbi Sadiki
Part 3: Key Issues and Actors Chapter 12 Policy-Making in the Middle East: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey by Raymond Hinnebusch and Anoush Ehteshami Chapter 13 The Arab-Israeli Conflict by Charles Smith Chapter 14 The Rise and Fall of the Oslo Peace Process by Avi Shlaim Chapter 15 The International Politics of the Gulf by F. Gregory Gause III Chapter 16 The United States in the Middle East by Michael Hudson Chapter 17 Europe in the Middle East by Rosemary Hollis Part 1: Theoretical and Historical Overview 1. International Relations Theory and the Middle East, Fred Lawson 2. The Emergence of the Middle East into the Modern State System, Eugene Rogan 3. The Cold War in the Middle East, Peter Sluglett 4. The Middle East Since the Cold War, Baghat Korany Part 2: Themes in International Relations and International Political Economy 5. Oil and Political Economy in the International Relations of the Middle East, Giacomo Luciani 6. The Puzzle of Political Reform in the Middle East, Augustus Norton 7. The Politics of Identity in Middle East International Relations, Raymond Hinnebusch 8. Islam and International Relations in the Middle East, Peter Mandaville 9. Alliances, Cooperation and Regionalism in the Middle East, Louise Fawcett 10. Middle East Security: Continuity Amid Change, Matteo Legrenzi and Marina Calculli 11. The Arab Spring, Larbi Sadiki Part 3: Key Issues and Actors 12. Policy-Making in the Middle East: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey, Raymond Hinnebusch and Anoush Ehteshami 13. The Arab-Israeli Conflict, Charles Smith 14. The Rise and Fall of the Oslo Peace Process, Avi Shlaim 15. The International Politics of the Gulf, F. Gregory Gause III 16. The United States in the Middle East, Michael Hudson 17. Europe in the Middle East, Rosemary Hollis