International Society And The Middle East

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This book brings together a distinguished cast of theorists and Middle East experts to provide a comprehensive overview of the region's history and how its own traditions have mixed, often uncomfortably, with the political structures imposed by the expansion of Western international society.

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BARRY BUZAN is Professor of International Relations at the LSE, UK, a Fellow of the British Academy, and Honorary Professor at Copenhagen and Jilin Universities. Recent publications include Regions and Powers: The Structure of International Security (2003, with Ole Wver); and From International to World Society? English School Theory and the Social Structure of Globalisation (2004).

ANA GONZALEZ-PELAEZ is an independent writer and advisor on international affairs, trade and development. She has served as a consultant in the Middle East and worked in broadcast news media. Publications include Human Rights and World Trade (2005).

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Table of Contents

The Middle East and Conceptions of International Society--F.Halliday
The Middle East through English School Theory--B.Buzan
The Ottoman Empire and its Precedents from the Perspective of English School Theory--A.K.Bennison
The Middle East Encounter with the Expansion of European International Society--A.N.Yurdusev
The Primary Institutions of the Middle Eastern Regional Interstate Society--A.Gonzalez-Pelaez
The Secondary Institutions of the Middle Eastern Regional Interstate Society--S.W.Murden
Arab Nationalism(s) in Transformation: From Arab Interstate Societies to an Arab-Islamic World Society--M.Valbjrn
Islam, the Middle East, and the Pan-Islamic Movement--S.H.Hashmi
Order and Change in the Middle East: A Neo-Gramscian Twist on the International Society Approach--R.Hinnebusch
Conclusions--B.Buzan &amp--A.Gonzalez Pelaez

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