Remaking the Middle East / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Berg Publishers
How realistic is peace in the Middle East? Certainly there appears to be a reduction in conflict, and concrete improvements are clearly visible: the Gulf War opened the door to regional realignments that paved the way for the PLO-Israel peace agreement, which in turban made peace negotiations possible between Israel and Syria; Lebanon is rebuilding its cities following a cessation of its civil war; Iran has evidenced signs of a rapprochement with the West.Yet some analysts predict that these changes are doomed to failure. With its longstanding territorial disputes and pronounced ethnic and religious divides, will this troubled region ever resolve its conflicts? Pessimists further contend that vexed problems such as gender relations and human rights violations remain unaffected by the processes of international political readjustment.This provocative and interdisciplinary book tackles these controversial questions from a wide range of perspectives in an effort to unravel the complexities of this exciting area, which is the spotlight of tremendous global concern never more so than at the present.
About the Author
Paul J. White, Deakin University
William S. Logan, Deakin University
Table of Contents
Paul J. White & William S. Logan, Introduction Michael Humphrey, Civil War, Community and State in the Middle East Pam Stavropoulos, Dichotomy and Complementarity: Tenets of Islam and their Interrelationship Larbi Sadiki, The Impasse of Liberalising Arab Authoritarianism: The Cases of Algeria and Egypt Maroun Kisirwani, The Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Lebanon Nabila Jaber, Islam Revisited: Wo(men)hood, Nationhood, and the Legitimating Crisis of Gender Equality Fiona Hill, The Gender of Tradition: Syrian Women and the Feminist Agenda Shahram Akbarzadeh, Islam, Culture and Nationalism: The Post-Soviet Experience of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Derek Verrall, Economic Development and the Search for National Identity in Central Asia Adam Tarock, Iran's Foreign Policy Since the Gulf War Paul J. White, Turkey: From Total War to Civil War? David Beirman, The Role of the United States as an Initiator and an Intermediary in the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process: Comparing the Approaches of the Bush and Clinton Administrations Jeremy Salt, History and the Meaning of Disaster: Arab and Palestinian Politics from 1948 to 1993 Daryl Champion, Religious Fundamentalism: A Threat to the State of Israel?