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

Overview

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

Chapter 1. Traditional Cultures of the Middle East: The Cradle of Civilization and Politics Chapter 2. The Foundations of Islam Chapter 3. The Political Legacy of Islam, A.D. 632-1800
Chapter 4. Western Imperialism, 1800-1914
Chapter 5. The Rise of the State System, 1914-1950
Chapter 6. The Drive for Self-Determination, 1950-1990
Chapter 7. Turning Points Chapter 8. The Politics of Religion, Culture, and Social Life Chapter 9. Political Elites Chapter 10. Political Leadership in the Contemporary Middle East Chapter 11. The Economic Setting Chapter 12. International Relations in the Contemporary Middle East: 1945-1990
Chapter 13. International Relations in the Contemporary Middle East, 1945-1990: The Regional Actors Chapter 14. The Middle East and the Changing International Order Chapter 15. International Relations in the 21st Century

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