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The Middle East

Author: Ellen Lust-Okar
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California CQ Press [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourteenth editionView all editions and formats
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This book explains the many complex changes taking place across the Middle East, bringing the latest research to new audiences.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Lust-Okar
ISBN: 9781506329284 1506329284
OCLC Number: 958163862
Description: xxxiii, 1020 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: I. OverviewChapter 1: The Making of the Modern Middle East - Michael Gasper Background: Early Islamic History The Ottoman and Safavid Empires Changing Contexts End of the Old Regime and the New Middle East States, Nations, and Debates about the Way Forward Al-Naksa and Its Ramifications Conclusion Suggested ReadingsChapter 2: Social Change in the Middle East - Valentine M. Moghadam and Tabitha Decker Modernization, Development, and Globalization Urbanization and Demographic Transitions Labor Force Growth, Employment Challenges, and Social Inequalities Education and Human Development The Family, Family Law, and Sexuality Dynamics of Social Change: Focus on Women's Rights Conclusion Suggested ReadingsChapter 3: Institutions and Governance - Ellen Lust The State Regime Types Key Institutions Conclusion Suggested ReadingsChapter 4: The Political Economy of Development in the Middle East - Melani Cammett and Ishac Diwan Measuring Development in the Middle East Varieties of Political Economies in the Middle East The Economic Costs of War and Protracted Conflict Development Paths in the Middle East Development Challenges in the Middle East Conclusion Suggested ReadingsChapter 5: Religion, Society, and Politics in the Middle East - Robert Lee and Lihi Ben Shitrit Religious Diversity Religiosity State and Religion Religion and Civil Society Conclusion Suggested ReadingsChapter 6: Actors, Public Opinion, and Participation - Janine A. Clark and Lina Khatib Citizen Attitudes in the Arab World? Formal Avenues of Political Participation Social Movements Informal Political Participation Revolutionizing Political Participation: New Channels of Activity Conclusion Suggested ReadingsChapter 7: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Mark Tessler Emergence of the Conflict Consolidation of the Conflict The Arab State Dimension Reemergence of the Palestinian Dimension Israel and the Territories The Intifada The Oslo Peace Process New Actors, Continuing Conflict Suggested ReadingsChapter 8: International Relations - Marc Lynch Conceptualizing the International Relations of the Middle East The Power Structure of Regional Politics Historical Periods Conclusion: Potential Transformative Forces Suggested ReadingsII. ProfilesChapter 9: Algeria - Lahouari Addi History of State Formation Changing Society Institutions and Governance Actors, Opinions, and Participation Religion and Politics Protest and Social Conflict Political Economy International and Regional Politics Conclusion Suggested ReadingsChapter 10: Egypt - Tarek Masoud History of State Formation Institutions and Governance Parties and Movements Religion and Politics Political Economy Regional and International Politics Conclusion Suggested ReadingsChapter 11: Iran - Mehrzad Boroujerdi History of State Formation and Political Change Institutions and Governance Public Opinion, Parties, and Elections Social Changes and Challenges Political Economy Conflict International Relations Conclusion Suggested ReadingsChapter 12: Iraq - Julia Choucair-Vizoso History of State-Building: The Making of the Contemporary State Social Change Political Regimes and Governance Political Participation Regional and International Relations Domestic Armed Conflict Religion and Politics Political Economy of Development Conclusion Suggested ReadingsChapter 13: Israel - Lihi Ben Shitrit History of State-Building Religion and Politics Institutions and Governance Political Participation: The Left-Right Spectrum, Political Parties, and Civil Society Political Economy Israel's Regional and International Relations Conclusion Suggested ReadingsChapter 14: Jordan - Laurie A. Brand The Making of the Contemporary State Societal Changes and Challenges Religion Institutions and Governance Actors, Opinion, and Participation Political Economy Regional and International Relations Suggested ReadingsChapter 15: Kuwait - Hesham Al-Awadi Hesham Al-Awadi Demographic and Social Transformation Religion and Politics Institutions and Governance Domestic Conflict Political Economy Foreign Policy Future Prospects Suggested ReadingsChapter 16: Lebanon - Paul Salem Making of the Contemporary State The Civil War: 1975 to 1990 The Taif Agreement The Postwar Period: 1990 to 2005 From the Syrian Withdrawal to the Arab Uprisings: 2005 to 2011 Surviving the Syrian Civil War: 2011 to the Present Societal Changes and Challenges Institutions and Governance Actors, Opinion, and Participation Political Economy Regional and International Relations Conclusion Suggested ReadingsChapter 17: Libya - Jacob Mundy Introduction History of State-Building The Political Economy of Development Social Change - Tabitha Decker Political Institutions and Participation Religion and Politics Regional and International Relations Domestic Conflict and Rebel Governance Conclusion Suggested ReadingsChapter 18: The Lower Gulf States - Michael Herb Common Themes The United Arab Emirates Oman Qatar Bahrain Conclusion Suggested ReadingsChapter 19: Morocco - Driss Maghraoui and Saloua Zerhouni Historical Overview Social Transformation and Challenges Political Institutions Political Economy Political Participation in Morocco: From Depoliticization to the February 20 Movement Regional and International Relations ConclusionChapter 20: Palestine - Alaa Tartir and Benoit Challand History of State Building: The Creation of a Quasi-State Social Transformation: Displaced Elites, Missing Territorial Constituencies, and Fragmentation Religion and Politics: Evolving Relations Development of PA Institutions Political Participation Domestic Conflict: Fatah-Hamas Divide Political Economy Regional and International Relations: Wars on Gaza instead of Peace Negotiations Suggested ReadingsChapter 21: Saudi Arabia - Pascal Menoret History of State Formation Political Economy Changes and Challenges in Society Institutions and Governance Actors, Opinion, and Political Participation International and Regional Politics Religion, Politics, and Domestic Conflict Suggested ReadingsChapter 22: Sudan - Fareed M.A. Hassan History of State Formation Institutions and Governance Religion and Politics Actors and Participation Political Economy Societal Change and Challenges Domestic Conflict and Security Developments Regional and International Relations Conclusion: Looking Forward Suggested ReadingsChapter 23: Syria - Raymond Hinnebusch History of State Formation Changing Society Institutions and Governance Actors and Participation Political Economy Domestic Conflict and Rebel Governance Regional and International Politics - Marc Lynch Conclusion Suggested ReadingsChapter 24: Tunisia - Laryssa Chomiak and Robert Parks Overview of Tunisia's Transition Interim Tensions History of State Building Social Change in Tunisia State Institutions and Governance Actors and Participation Religion, Society, and Politics in Tunisia Political Economy Foreign Relations Domestic Conflict - David Patel Conclusion: Democratic Consolidation or Reversal? Suggested ReadingsChapter 25: Turkey - Mine Eder History of State Formation Changing Society: Turkey's Tumultuous Modernization Political Institutions and Governance Actors, Opinion, and Political Participation Turkey's Political Economy Regional and International Relations ConclusionChapter 26: Yemen - Sarah Phillips The History of State-Building: Development of the Republic of Yemen Societal Challenges Institutions and Governance - Ellen Lust Actors, Opinion, and Participation Domestic Conflicts Religion, Society, and Politics Political Economy International Relations and Security Outlook Suggested ReadingsActors, Public Opinion, and Participation - Janine ClarkAlgeria - Lahouari AddiEgypt - Tarek MasoudIraq - Julia Choucair-VizosoIsrael - Lihi Ben ShitritJordan - Laurie BrandKuwait - Hesham Al-AwadiLibya - Jacob MundyLower Gulf States - Michael HerbMorocco - Driss Maghraoui, Saloua ZerhouniPalestine - Benoit Challand, Alaa TartirReligion, Society, and Politics in the Middle East - Robert Lee, Lihi Ben ShitritSaudi Arabia - Pascal MenoretSocial Change in the Middle East - Valentine MoghadamSudan - Fareed HassanSyria - Raymond HinnebuschThe Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Mark TesslerThe Making of the Modern Middle East - Michael GasperThe Political Economy of Development in the Middle East - Melani Cammett, Ishac DiwanTunisia - Laryssa Chomiak, Robert ParksTurkey - Mine EderIran - Mehrzad BoroujerdiYemen - Sarah PhillipsLebanon - Paul Salem
Responsibility: Ellen Lust, editor, University of Gothenburg.

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