Handbook of Political Science Research on the Middle East and North Africa

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Facilitating research on Middle Eastern and North African politics, this volume is a major reference work. A series of chapters describe the post-World War II research on the politics of the states and of the Palestinians of the region. The literature on international relations of the region is reviewed and the approach to political economy is discussed. Written by the foremost experts on their respective subjects, the chapters also identify the gaps in the literature and fruitful areas for future research. The chapter references constitute a bibliographical treasure for those seeking to study the politics of the region. Annotations enable the reader to better select works for further research. This volume provides a complete analysis of the state of the field, an agenda for future research, and a detailed, annotated bibliography of the best research published.

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Editorial Reviews

Presents 20 contributions assessing the trends in research in the post-WWII period, with particular emphasis on the last few decades. All but four of the chapters look at individual countries, examining the main subjects and themes in the literature. Subjects covered include the role of the military, the place of religion and its relationship to politics, governmental institutions, political elites, minorities, the significance of resources with special attention given to oil, and foreign policy. The chapters on individual countries follow a common broad framework to allow cross-country comparisons. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313273728
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/30/1998
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

BERNARD REICH is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Algeria 10
Egypt 23
The Gulf Arab States: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates 44
Iran 64
Iraq 92
Israel 118
Jordan 144
Lebanon 162
Libya 171
Morocco 180
Saudi Arabia 196
Syria 206
Tunisia 214
Turkey 227
The West Bank and Gaza Strip since 1967 249
Yemen 282
Middle East International Relations 299
The Political Economy of the Middle East 316
App Reference Works for Middle East Politics, Economics, and Society 339
Name Index 359
Subject Index 377
About the Editor and Contributors 389
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