Contemporary Politics in the Middle East / Edition 3

Contemporary Politics in the Middle East / Edition 3

by Beverley Milton-Edwards
     
 

The third edition of this dynamic book has been fully revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to contemporary politics in the Middle East. Purposefully employing a clear thematic structure and including a wide range of case studies, data, visuals and further reading guidance the book explores and analyses the major issues which define the

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The third edition of this dynamic book has been fully revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to contemporary politics in the Middle East. Purposefully employing a clear thematic structure and including a wide range of case studies, data, visuals and further reading guidance the book explores and analyses the major issues which define the politics of this region of the globe.

Milton-Edwards begins by introducing and explaining key concepts and debates and goes on to outline the impact of colonialism and its legacy, the rise of Arab nationalism and anti-colonial politics. She then examines major political issues affecting the region, such as American foreign policy, political Islam, war and conflict, political economy, democratization, ethnicity and the role of women. The book concludes by highlighting the politics of the region in the twenty-first century and the future challenges it faces. This is a perfect introduction for undergraduates, covering key political, economic and social debates and providing updates and guidance for further reading.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745652306
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/21/2011
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1Colonial Rule15
Case study: Egypt31
Case study: the Palestinian debacle34
2Nationalism41
Case study: Egyptian nationalism61
Case study: Ba'thism - unification or state nationalism?64
3Political Economy: Riches of a Region68
Case study: mega-economy Kuwait-style87
Case study: econo-dependent development Egyptian-style89
4War and Lack of Peace93
Case study: Egypt and Israel - the cold peace114
Case study: the Oslo breakthrough116
5Past, Present and Future Politics: Political Islam121
Case study: the Iranian Revolution138
Case study: Palestinian Islamists - Hamas140
6Democratization: Old Politics, New Problems145
Case study: Jordan - a facade democracy165
Case study: Algeria - the wrong kind of democracy168
7Women: The Invisible Population173
Case study: Palestinian women in the West Bank and Gaza Strip188
Case study: From beyond the veil - Iran since the Revolution190
8Ethnicity and Minorities195
Case study: the Kurds' rights denied213
Case study: the Alwites of Syria215
Epilogue: The Middle East and the Twenty-first Century219
Bibliography229
Index248

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