Politics and Change in the Middle East: Sources of Conflict and Accommodation / Edition 8

Politics and Change in the Middle East: Sources of Conflict and Accommodation / Edition 8

by Roy R. Andersen, Jon Wagner, Robert F. Siebert, Jon Wagner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131753770

ISBN-13: 9780131753778

Pub. Date: 07/24/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This long-time best-seller uses a thematic, rather than country-by-country, approach to the region in an analysis that is at once comprehensive and, at the same time, does not underestimate the intelligence of the college audience. The authors wrote this book because there were no introductory texts taking a holistic perspective on the region. This book employs a

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This long-time best-seller uses a thematic, rather than country-by-country, approach to the region in an analysis that is at once comprehensive and, at the same time, does not underestimate the intelligence of the college audience. The authors wrote this book because there were no introductory texts taking a holistic perspective on the region. This book employs a multidisciplinary approach (political science, economics, history, anthropology) to explain the current political dynamics of the region. It avoids a country-by-country approach in favor of a thematic approach that integrates regional experiences into a whole. Major themes include political development, economic development, international relations, Islam - mainstream and jihadist, colonialism and post-colonialism; and recent political changes, with particular emphasis on the U.S. intervention in Iraq and the rising interest in democracy regionally.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131753778
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/24/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1Traditional Cultures of the Middle East: The Cradle of Civilization and Politics1
2The Foundations of Islam13
3The Political Legacy of Islam, A.D. 632-180032
4Western Imperialism, 1800-191452
5The Rise of the State System, 1914-195067
6The Drive for Self-Determination86
7Turning Points127
8The Politics of Religion, Culture, and Social Life143
9Political Elites175
10Political Leadership in the Contemporary Middle East202
11The Economic Setting227
12International Relations in the Contemporary Middle East: 1945-1990265
13International Relations in the Contemporary Middle East, 1945-1990: The Regional Actors286
14The Middle East and the Changing International Order319
Country Profiles355
Glossary379
Index384

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