Contrasts and Solutions in the Middle East

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788772886916
  • Publisher: Aarhus University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1997
  • Pages: 608

Table of Contents

Preface 11
Introduction and General Survey
National or Religious Identification seen in a Local and Global Perspective 14
Universal Human Rights, Particular Cultural Rights and Peaceful Co-existence. Models for Conflicts and their Solution in the Middle East 18
The New Map of the Middle East 36
Rushdie, Fundamentalism and Politics 61
The Mosque and Fear of Fundamentalism 71
History as Mythos: On the Question of Religious Language and Historiography in Middle Eastern Politics 77
The Muslim Woman - A Battlefield 82
The Significance of Oil in the Middle East and North Africa 96
To Get More Out of Less. Managing the Water Resources for Sustained Agricultural Production 103
The Challenge and Predicament of Human Rights Violations in the Mediterranean Context 120
Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 130
Created by the Enemy: Enemy Images as Nation Builders in Israel 141
Religion - Legitimizing the National Dream 165
Two Movements of National Liberation - in Conflict or Peace Making? 175
The Middle East Between Agony and Progress: Building a New Palestine 183
The Transformation of Palestinian Civil Society and Its Role in Developing Democratic Trends in the West Bank and Gaza Strip 195
The Peace Process in the Middle East Explanations and Future Prospects 208
Israel and the Peace Process 216
Iranian Fundamentalism - A Threat to the World 224
The Significance of Religion: Islam and Modernity 238
The Alawites' Rise to Power in Syria 250
Nationalism and Geo-Political Circumstances: The Kurdish Problem as an Example 267
The Politics of Genocide: From Iraqi Counter-Insurgency to Ethnic Cleansing of Kurdish Areas 276
An Historical Account of Identity Formation in Turkey: The Impact of Nomadism 294
The Assyrian Community in Turkey 323
The Construction of the Turkish Republic and Citizenship 341
Turkey and the Middle East 347
Republican Citizenship Facing the Challenge of Identity 356
An Imaginative Approach to the Problem of Turkey's Security in the 21st Century 367
The Reality of Turkey 380
Political Islam - An Anomaly of Liberal Democracy? 394
Turkish Media After the 1980s 401
Turkey in a State of Fear 417
Water Disputes and Ethnic Conflicts in the Middle East: The Case of the Kurds 424
Alevis in Turkey and Europe 434
The Reconstitution of History and Continuous History 438
The Alevis and Politics in Turkey 449
The Kurdish Question - its History and Present Situation 462
The Kurdish Demographic Revolution and its Socio-Political Implications 473
Thoughts on the State and Kurdish Identity in Turkey 489
The Kurdish Question on the Basis of the North-South Contradiction 500
The Separation of the Kurdish People and Their National Struggle 513
The Perspectives of the Kurdish Movement in Light of the Oil Strategies of the 21st Century 520
Societal Security: A Solution to the Kurdish Problems? 532
Appendix 553
List of Contributors 555
Index 559
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