Globalization and Geopolitics in the Middle East: Old Games, New Rules / Edition 1

Globalization and Geopolitics in the Middle East: Old Games, New Rules / Edition 1

by Anoushiravan Ehteshami
     
 

Examining globalization in the Middle East, this book provides a much needed assessment of the impact of globalization in the ‘greater’ Middle East, including North Africa, in the context of the powerful geopolitical forces at work in shaping the region today.

Written by a well-known authority in this area, this book demonstrates that, unlike in

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Overview

Examining globalization in the Middle East, this book provides a much needed assessment of the impact of globalization in the ‘greater’ Middle East, including North Africa, in the context of the powerful geopolitical forces at work in shaping the region today.

Written by a well-known authority in this area, this book demonstrates that, unlike in other regions, such as East Asia, geopolitics has been a critical factor in driving globalization in the Middle East. The author argues that whereas elsewhere globalisation has opened up the economy, society, culture and attitudes to the environment; in the Middle East it has had the opposite effect, with poor state formation, little interregional trade, foreign and interregional investment, and reassertion of traditional identities.

This book explores the impact of globalization on the polities, economies and social environment of the greater Middle East, in the context of the region’s position as the central site of global geopolitical competition at the start of the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415477123
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Globalization and Geopolitics in the Middle East 1. Globalization: System or Process? 2. Globalization and Strategic Interdependence 3. The MENA Regional System in Crisis 4. Geopolitical Tectonics: GME on the Margins of Eurasia 5. Government and Governance in the Era of Globalization 6. Economic Internationalization and the Changing Balance of Economic Power in the Middle East 7. Culture Clash: Globalization and the Geopolitics of Identity in the Middle East 8. Globalization and International Politics of the GME 9. Globalization and the Middle East in Perspective

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