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An introduction to the modern Middle East : history, religion, political economy, politics / David S. Sorenson.

Author/Creator:
Sorenson, David S., 1943-
Publication:
Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, [2014]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (1127 p.)
Edition:
Second edition.
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Subjects:
Religion and politics -- Middle East.
Middle East -- Politics and government.
Middle East -- Economic conditions.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"Combining elements of comparative politics with a country-by-country analysis, author David S. Sorenson provides a complete and accessible introduction to the modern Middle East. With an emphasis on the politics of the region, the text also dedicates chapters specifically to the history, religions, and economies of countries in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, the Eastern Mediterranean, and North Africa. In each country chapter, a brief political history is followed by discussions of democratization, religious politics, women's issues, civil society, economic development, privatization, and foreign relations. In this updated and revised second edition, An Introduction to the Modern Middle East includes new material on the Arab Spring, the changes in Turkish politics, the Iranian nuclear issues, and the latest efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian dilemma. Introductory chapters provide an important thematic overview for each of the book's individual country chapters and short vignettes throughout the book offer readers a chance for personal reflection. "-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Glossary; Map of the Middle East; Introduction:Thinking About the Middle East; Section I: The Historical, Religious, Economic, and Political Foundations of the Middle East; 1. The Modern History of the Middle East; 2. Religion in the Middle East; 3. The Political Economy of the Middle East; 4. Politics in the Middle East; Section II: The Countries of the Arabian Peninsula and Arabian Gulf Area; 5. Saudi Arabia; 6. The Persian Gulf Emirates; 7. Yemen; 8. Iran; 9. Iraq
Section III: The Countries of the Eastern Mediterranean10. Egypt; 11. Turkey; 12. Syria; 13. Lebanon; 14. Israel; 15. Jordan; 16. Palestine; Section IV: The Countries of North Africa; 17. Tunisia; 18. Libya; 19. Morocco; 20. Algeria; Notes; Index
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-429-96396-3
0-429-49541-2
1-78539-515-7
0-8133-4923-0
OCLC:
863822081
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780429495410 doi