The Greater Middle East in Global Politics: Social Science Perspectives on the Changing Geography of the World Politics

The Greater Middle East in Global Politics: Social Science Perspectives on the Changing Geography of the World Politics

by Mehdi Amineh
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004158596

ISBN-13: 9789004158597

Pub. Date: 10/15/2007

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This anthology unites in one volume two studies of the Greater Middle East in global politics – each conceptual and empirical. First, it is a historical-comparative study of politics and societies in selected Greater Middle Eastern countries. Second, it is an empirical case study of states and societies of the Greater Middle East in global politics.  See more details below

Overview

This anthology unites in one volume two studies of the Greater Middle East in global politics – each conceptual and empirical. First, it is a historical-comparative study of politics and societies in selected Greater Middle Eastern countries. Second, it is an empirical case study of states and societies of the Greater Middle East in global politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004158597
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Series:
International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology Series, #106
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations

1. Introduction: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Study of the Greater Middle East
Mehdi Parvizi Amineh

PART ONE: FOREIGN INTERVENTION AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE GREATER MIDDLE EAST
2. IR-Theory and Transformations in the Greater Middle East: The Role of the United States
Mehdi Parvizi Amineh and Henk Houweling
3. Connecting Central Eurasia to the Middle East in American Foreign Policy Towards Afghanistan and Pakistan: 1979-Present
Simon Bromley
4. US-Russian Strategic Relations and the Structuration of Central Asia
Robert M. Cutler

PART TWO: STATE, SOCIETY, AND ECONOMY IN THE GREATER MIDDLE EAST
5. The Iranian Revolution: The Multiple Contexts of the Iranian Revolution
Mehdi Parvizi Amineh and S. N. Eisenstadt
6. The Iranian Foreign Policy since the Iranian Islamic Revolution: 1979-2006
Eva Patricia Rakel
7. The Middle East’s Democracy Deficit in Comparative Perspective
Mehran Kamrava
8. The Challenges of Modernity: The Case of Political Islam
Mehdi Parvizi Amineh
9. The Turkish Political Economy: Globalization and Regionalism
Nilgun Onder
10. The Maghreb: Social, Political, and Economic Developments
Louisa Dris-Aït-Hamadouche and Yahia Zoubir
11. From Soviet Republics to Independent Countries: Challenges of Transition in Central Asia
Mirzohid Rahimov
12. Central Asia since the Dissolution of the Soviet Union:
Economic Reforms and Their Impact on State-Society Relations
Richard Pomfret
13. New Twists, More Intricate Configurations: The Changing Israel-Palestinian Regional Security Complex
Fred Lawson

PART THREE: THE POLITICS OF OIL AND MAJOR POWER RIVALRY IN THE POST-COLD WAR GREATER MIDDLE EAST
14. Global Energy Security and Its Geopolitical Impediments: The Case of the Caspian Region
Mehdi Parvizi Amineh and Henk Houweling
15. China and the Greater Middle East: Globalization No Longer Equals Westernization
Kurt W. Radtke
16. Indian Power Projection in the Greater Middle East: Tools and Objectives
Prithvi Ram Mudiam
17. The Changing Face of the Russian Far East: Cooperation and Resource Competition Between Japan, Korea, and China in Northeast Asia
Roger Kangas
18. India-Pakistan Engagement with the Greater Middle East: Implications and Options
B.M. Jain
19. The EU’s Policies of Security of Energy Supply Towards the Middle East and Caspian Region: Major Power Politics?
Femke Hogeveen and Wilbur Perlot

Bibliography
Index

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