The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa 5th Edition / Edition 5

The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa 5th Edition / Edition 5

by David E. Long, Bernard Reich, Mark Gasiorowski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813343615

ISBN-13: 9780813343617

Pub. Date: 01/29/2007

Publisher: Westview Press

New editor Mark Gasiorowski joins David E. Long and Bernard Reich in providing comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of contemporary events and issues in this thoroughly revised edition.

Invited specialists contribute their authoritative discussions of the several states of the Middle East and North Africa. Eight of the book’s sixteen chapters are

Overview

New editor Mark Gasiorowski joins David E. Long and Bernard Reich in providing comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of contemporary events and issues in this thoroughly revised edition.

Invited specialists contribute their authoritative discussions of the several states of the Middle East and North Africa. Eight of the book’s sixteen chapters are contributed by new authors, infusing the fifth edition of The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa with especially fresh perspectives on the region. New to this edition as well are fact sheets for each country, which provide key data in an easy-to-find and easy-to-use format, and five specially drawn maps, which provide students with more detail than previously on the region’s geography. The volume editors’ introductory chapter is thoroughly revised and thoughtfully expanded to provide a valuable overview of the region’s political systems.

As in previous editions, chapters are structured according to a standard format that addresses in turn each country’s history, economics, politics, and foreign policy, facilitating comparison and contrast across countries. A guide to further reading concludes each chapter. More than ever before, The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa, fifth edition, is the single most comprehensive and authoritative text for courses on the government, politics, and economics of the contemporary Middle East and North Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813343617
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/29/2007
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
About the Book and Editors     ix
About the Contributors     xi
Maps     xv
Introduction   David E. Long   Bernard Reich   Mark Gasiorowski     1
Republic of Turkey   Henri J. Barkey   Omer Taspinar     12
Islamic Republic of Iran   Mark Gasiorowski     45
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia   Sebastian Maisel     83
Republic of Iraq   Judith S. Yaphe     114
Eastern Arabian States: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Oman   Jill Crystal     153
Republic of Yemen   Robert D. Burrowes     197
Republic of Lebanon   William Harris     226
Syrian Arab Republic   David W. Lesch     259
Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan   Curtis R. Ryan     292
State of Israel   Bernard Reich     315
The Palestinians   Glenn E. Robinson     368
Arab Republic of Egypt   Marius Deeb     403
Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya   Mary-Jane Deeb     432
Kingdom of Morocco   Gregory W. White     456
Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria   Azzedine Layachi     487
Republic of Tunisia   John P. Entelis     516
Index     549

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