9780131753778

Politics And Change in the Middle East: Sources of Conflict And Accommodation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131753778

  • ISBN10:

    0131753770

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2007
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Summary

This text takes thematic and multidisciplinary approaches that integrates regional experiences into a whole. Major themes include political development, economic development, international relations, Islam - mainstream and jihadist, colonialism and post-colonialism; and recent political changes, with particular emphasis on the U.S. intervention in Iraq and the rising interest in democracy regionally.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction xv
Politics and Conflict xvi
Approaches to Social Change xvii
Traditional Cultures of the Middle East: The Cradle of Civilization and Politics
1(10)
Foundations of Social Diversity
3(5)
Unity in Diversity
8(3)
The Foundations of Islam
11(15)
Central Beliefs of Islam
11(3)
Pre-Islamic Arab Ethics
14

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