ISBN : 9780198809425
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As the most authoritative and comprehensive overview of international relations in the Middle East, this highly respected textbook is designed to help students get to grips with this fascinating and challenging subject area. A team of expert scholars combines a history of the region with analysis of key themes, actors, developments, and conflicts, to expose students to a wide range of perspectives and approaches and encourage them to think critically in order to draw their own conclusions.
Throughout the text, a range of features support students' learning, including discussion questions and case studies, which demonstrate the relevance of international relations theory to the contemporary Middle East and help students to apply their learning to real world situations and developments.
This text is supported by online resources to help students take their learning further.
- Expand your knowledge with an interactive map of the Middle East which provides key information about each state.
- Build on themes covered in each chapter with extended chapter exercises.
- Revise key dates and developments with an interactive timeline.
- Access further reading from reliable sources with a bank of relevant web links.
1: Introduction: The Middle East and International Relations, Louise Fawcett
Part One: Theoretical and Historical Overview
2: International Relations Theory and the Middle East, Fred H. Lawson
3: The Emergence of the Middle East into the Modern State System, Eugene Rogan
4: The Cold War in the Middle East, Peter Sluglett and Andrew Payne
5: The Middle East since the Cold War, Bahgat Korany
Part Two: Themes in International Relations and International Political Economy
6: Oil and Political Economy in the International Relations of the Middle East, Giacomo Luciani
7: The Puzzle of Political Reform in the Middle East, Augustus Norton
8: The Politics of Identity in Middle East International Relations, Raymond Hinnebusch
9: Islam and International Relations in the Middle East, Peter Mandaville
10: Alliances and Regionalism in the Middle East, Louise Fawcett
11: Middle East Security: Conflict and Securitization of Identities, Marina Calculli with Matteo Legrenzi
Part Three: Key Issues and Actors
12: Foreign Policymaking in the Middle East, Raymond Hinnebusch and Anoushiravan Ehteshami
13: The Arab-Israeli Conflict, Charles Smith
14: The Rise and Fall of the Oslo Peace Process, Avi Shlaim
15: The International Politics of the Gulf, Matteo Legrenzi
16: The Arab Spring: The 'People' in International Relations, Larbi Sadiki
17: The United States in the Middle East, Michael Hudson
18: Europe in the Middle East, Rosemary Hollis
19: Russia, China, and the Middle East, Roland Dannreuther
"Comprehensive, insightful, and the most up-to-date volume written by the premier scholars in the field of International Relations and Middle East Studies. " - Kristian Alexander, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
"A brilliant introduction for students that keeps up-to-date with fast-changing political dynamics." - Shabnam Holliday, University of Plymouth, UK
"The best, most readable textbook on International Relations of the Middle East." - Martin Beck, University of Southern Denmark