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State, power, and politics in the making of the modern Middle East

Author: Roger Owen
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Roger Owen has fully revised and up-dated his authoritative text to take into account the considerable developments in the Middle East in the 1990's. As with the first edition, this book explores the emergence of individual Middle Eastern states since the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the First World War and some of the key themes that have characterised the region. State Power and Politics in the Making  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Owen
ISBN: 0415196736 9780415196734 0415196744 9780415196741
OCLC Number: 42454270
Description: xvi, 259 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. States and State. Introduction. 1. The End of the Empires: The emergence of the Modern Middle Eastern State ---
2. The Growth of State Power in the Arab World: The Single Party Regimes ---
3. The Growth of State Power in the Arab World under Family Rule, and the Libyan Alternative ---
4. Arab Nationalism, Arab Unity and the Practice of Inter-Arab Relations ---
5. State and Politics in Israel, Iran and Turkey from the Second World War ---
6. The Remaking of the Middle Eastern Political Environment After the Gulf War ----
Part II. Themes in Contemporary Middle Eastern Politics. Introduction. 7. The Politics of Economic Restructuring ---
8. Parties, Elections and the Vexed Question of Democracy in the Arab World ---
9. The Politics of Religious Revival ---
10. The Military In and Out of Politics ---
11. Some Important Non-state Actors ----
Conclusion: The Middle East at the End of the Twentieth Century.
Responsibility: Roger Owen.
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This book continues to serve as an introduction for new-comers to the modern history and politics of a region that is usually portrayed as mysterious, unpredictable and violent.  Read more...

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