9780136029939

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780136029939

  • ISBN10:

    0136029930

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

This long-time best-seller uses a thematic, rather than country-by-country, approach to the region in an analysis that is at once comprehensive and, at the same time, does not underestimate the intelligence of the college audience. The authors wrote this book because there were no introductory texts taking a holistic perspective on the region. This book employs a multidisciplinary approach (political science, economics, history, anthropology) to explain the current political dynamics of the region. It avoids a country-by-country approach in favor of a thematic approach 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

Traditional Cultures of the Middle East: The Cradle of Civilization and Politics
The Foundations of Islam
The Political Legacy of Islam, A.D. 632-1800
Western Imperialism, 1800-1914
The Rise of the State System, 1914-1950
The Drive for Self-Determination, 1950-1990
Turning Points
The Politics of Religion, Culture, and Social Life
Political Elites
Political Leadership in the Contemporary Middle East
The Economic Setting
International Relations in the Contemporary Middle East: 1945-1990
International Relations in the Contemporary Middle East, 1945-1990: The Regional Actors
The Middle East and the Changing International Order
International Relations in the 21st Century
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