New Frontiers in Middle East Security

New Frontiers in Middle East Security

by L. Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312239920

ISBN-13: 9780312239923

Pub. Date: 05/03/2001

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

This book creates a comprehensive understanding of the status of national security in the Middle East. The essays break new ground by integrating five variables into a new national security paradigm: political legitimacy, ethnic and religious tolerance, economic capabilities, availability of essential natural resources, and military capabilities. The impressive

Overview

This book creates a comprehensive understanding of the status of national security in the Middle East. The essays break new ground by integrating five variables into a new national security paradigm: political legitimacy, ethnic and religious tolerance, economic capabilities, availability of essential natural resources, and military capabilities. The impressive group of contributors provides data and analysis on both a country and a regional level to underscore the interrelationships among the variables in the paradigm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312239923
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
05/03/2001
Edition description:
1998
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments—Lenore Martin
Part I: Theoretical Foundations
• Towards an Integrated Approach to National Security in the Middle East—Lenore Martin
Part II: Political Legitimacy
• Political Legitimacy and the Production of History: The Case of Saudi Arabia—Madawi Al-Rasheed
• Reform Without Democracy?—Richard Norton and Farhad Kazemi
• Legitimacy and Security in Arab Countries—Mustapha Kamel Al-Sayyid
Part III: Religious and Ethnic Tolerance
• Religious Communities, Secularism, and Security in Turkey—Sencer Ayata and Ayse Günes-Ayata
• Ethnicity and Security Problems in Turkey—Ayse Günes-Ayata and Sencer Ayata
Part IV: Economic Capabilities
• Economic Improvement in the Middle East: A Genuine Move Forward or Preservation of the Status Quo?—Sohrab Shahabi and Farideh Farhi
• The Economic Component of Middle East Security: Twenty-First Century Options—Roger Owen
Part V: Availability of Essential Natural Resources
• Water and Security in the Middle East: The Israeli-Syrian Water Confrontations: A Case Study—Hillel Shuval
Part VI: Military Capabilities
• Towards the Emergence of a Mutual Security System in the Middle East—Yair Evron
• Conclusions: Crossing the New Frontiers—Lenore Martin
• Index

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