The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa / Edition 6

The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa / Edition 6

by David E. Long
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813344492

ISBN-13: 9780813344492

Pub. Date: 08/03/2010

Publisher: Westview Press


Now in its sixth edition, The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa continues to provide with authoritative and comprehensive overviews of the history, politics, foreign policies, and critical contemporary events and issues of each country in the Middle East and North Africa. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, with chapters

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Now in its sixth edition, The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa continues to provide with authoritative and comprehensive overviews of the history, politics, foreign policies, and critical contemporary events and issues of each country in the Middle East and North Africa. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, with chapters written specifically for this volume by invited specialists, this edition offers vital new considerations of the protests that followed President Ahmadinejad’s 2009 reelection; the political dynamics and foreign policy of postwar Iraq; Israel’s post-Sharon politics and policies; the fragmentation of Palestinian representation between Hamas in Gaza and Fatah in the West Bank; Syria’s emergence from US-led international isolation; Turkey’s evolving relations with the United States, Russia, and the European Union, and its ongoing confrontation with “the Kurdish question”; and the paralysis and crisis of the Lebanese government. Facilitating cross-national comparison and contrast, the chapters address in common the topics of historical background, political structures and institutions, political dynamics, social and economic conditions, and foreign and national security policies. In addition, revised data tables for each country provide ready summaries of the ethnic groups, religious affiliations, major political parties, and leading import/export partners in each country. Each chapter concludes with an annotated bibliography as a guide to further reading. Seventeen new maps specially drawn for this edition represent each of the countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813344492
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Edition description:
Sixth Edition, Sixth Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tablesvii
Prefaceix
1Introduction1
2Republic of Turkey9
3Islamic Republic of Iran47
4Kingdom of Saudi Arabia72
5Republic of Iraq102
6Eastern Arabian States: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Oman128
7Republic of Yemen174
8Republic of Lebanon197
9Syrian Arab Republic225
10Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan246
11State of Israel267
12The Palestinians315
13Arab Republic of Egypt340
14Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya370
15Kingdom of Morocco392
16Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria423
17Republic of Tunisia461
About the Book and Editors489
About the Contributors491
Index495

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