International Society and the Middle East English School Theory at the Regional Level

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-04-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This book brings together a distinguished cast of theorists and Middle East experts to provide a comprehensive overview of the regions history and how its own traditions have mixed, often uncomfortably, with the political structures imposed by the expansion of Western international society.

Author Biography

BARRY BUZAN is Professor of International Relations at the LSE, UK, a Fellow of the British Academy, and Honorary Professor at Copenhagen and Jilin Universities. Recent publications include Regions and Powers: The Structure of International Security (2003, with Ole Wver); and From International to World Society? English School Theory and the Social Structure of Globalisation (2004).

ANA GONZALEZ-PELAEZ is an independent writer and advisor on international affairs, trade and development. She has served as a consultant in the Middle East and worked in broadcast news media. Publications include Human Rights and World Trade (2005).

Table of Contents

The Middle East and Conceptions of International Society
The Middle East through English School Theory
The Ottoman Empire and its Precedents from the Perspective of English School Theory
The Middle East Encounter with the Expansion of European International Society
The Primary Institutions of the Middle Eastern Regional Interstate Society
The Secondary Institutions of the Middle Eastern Regional Interstate Society
Arab Nationalism(s) in Transformation: From Arab Interstate Societies to an Arab-Islamic World Society
Islam, the Middle East, and the Pan-Islamic Movement
Order and Change in the Middle East: A Neo-Gramscian Twist on the International Society Approach
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