An Introduction to the Modern Middle East: History, Religion, Political Economy, Politics / Edition 2

An Introduction to the Modern Middle East: History, Religion, Political Economy, Politics / Edition 2

by David S. Sorenson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813349222

ISBN-13: 9780813349220

Pub. Date: 12/03/2013

Publisher: Westview Press


Combining elements of comparative politics with a country-by-country analysis, author David S. Sorenson provides a complete and accessible introduction to the modern Middle East. With an emphasis on the politics of the region, the text also dedicates chapters specifically to the history, religions, and economies of countries in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, the…  See more details below

Overview


Combining elements of comparative politics with a country-by-country analysis, author David S. Sorenson provides a complete and accessible introduction to the modern Middle East. With an emphasis on the politics of the region, the text also dedicates chapters specifically to the history, religions, and economies of countries in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, the Eastern Mediterranean, and North Africa. In each country chapter, a brief political history is followed by discussions of democratization, religious politics, women's issues, civil society, economic development, privatization, and foreign relations.

In this updated and revised second edition, An Introduction to the Modern Middle East includes new material on the Arab Spring, the changes in Turkish politics, the Iranian nuclear issues, and the latest efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian dilemma. Introductory chapters provide an important thematic overview for each of the book's individual country chapters and short vignettes throughout the book offer readers a chance for personal reflection.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813349220
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
12/03/2013
Edition description:
Second Edition, Second Edition
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
1,284,550
Product dimensions:
1.20(w) x 2.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Section I: The Historical, Religious, Economic, and Political Foundations of the Middle East
1. The Modern History of the Middle East
2. Religion in the Middle East
3. The Political Economy of the Middle East
4. Politics in the Middle East

Section II: The Countries of the Arabian Peninsula and Arabian Gulf Area
5. Saudi Arabia
6. The Persian Gulf Emirates
7. Yemen
8. Iran
9. Iraq

Section III: The Countries of the Eastern Mediterranean
10. Egypt
11. Turkey
12. Syria
13. Lebanon
14. Israel
15. Jordan
16. Palestine

Section IV: The Countries of North Africa
17. Tunisia
18. Libya
19. Morocco
20. Algeria

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >