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The Contemporary Middle East

Series Editor: Anoushiravan Ehteshami

The Contemporary Middle East Series provides the first systematic attempt at studying the key actors of the dynamic, complex and strategically important MENA region, employing an innovative common format which in each case study provides an easily-digestible analysis of the origins of the state, its contemporary politics, economics and international relations.

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1-10 of 11 results in The Contemporary Middle East
  1. Lebanon

    The Politics of a Penetrated Society

    By Tom Najem

    Series: The Contemporary Middle East

    In a time of great political change and unrest in the Middle East, this highly topical text offers a succinct account of the contemporary political environment in Lebanon. Tom Najem provides both a developed understanding of the pre-civil war system and an analysis of how circumstances resulting...

    Published December 19th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Sudan

    By Abdel Salam Sidahmed, Alsir Sidahmed

    Series: The Contemporary Middle East

    Stretching between the savannah and the equator, Sudan is a microcosm of Africa, with one leg in the Arab world and the other in Africa. Sudan's development, however, has failed to address the differences within the country between its diverse ethnic communities. This has resulted in political...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Libya

    Continuity and Change

    By Ronald Bruce St John

    Series: The Contemporary Middle East

    This book examines the socioeconomic and political development of Libya from earliest times to the present, concentrating in particular on the four decades of revolutionary rule which began in 1969. Focusing on the twin themes of continuity and change, Ronald Bruce St John emphasises the full...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Tunisia

    Stability and Reform in the Modern Maghreb

    By Christopher Alexander

    Series: The Contemporary Middle East

    This book gives a concise yet comprehensive overview of Tunisia’s political and economic development from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Written specifically for a non-specialist audience, the book examines the factors that make Tunisia one of the Arab world’s most stable and prosperous...

    Published February 24th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Morocco

    Challenges to Tradition and Modernity

    By James N. Sater

    Series: The Contemporary Middle East

    For many contemporary observers and analysts, Morocco remains a mystery. So close to Europe, Morocco simultaneously represents a similarly open political culture and its complete antithesis: Human rights associations openly challenge authoritarian rule, while an emphasis on Moroccan singularity and...

    Published November 24th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Jordan

    A Hashemite Legacy, 2nd Edition

    By Beverley Milton-Edwards, Peter Hinchcliffe

    Series: The Contemporary Middle East

    Created as a mechanism for maintaining British influence through a local patron, Jordan’s future never looked certain. Nevertheless, under the leadership of the Hashemite monarchy led by Abdullah and then his grandson Hussein, the Kingdom of Jordan became a permanent feature on the map of the...

    Published June 1st 2009 by Routledge

  7. Saudi Arabia

    Power, Legitimacy and Survival

    By Tim Niblock

    Series: The Contemporary Middle East

    Saudi Arabia provides a clear, concise yet analytical account of the development of the Saudi state. It details the country’s historical and religious background, its oil rentier economy and its international role, showing how they interact to create the dynamics of the contemporary Saudi state....

    Published February 28th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Turkey

    Challenges of Continuity and Change

    By Meliha Altunisik, Özlem Tür

    Series: The Contemporary Middle East

    The authors put issues relevant to Turkey today – such as consolidating democracy, dealing with economic development issues, improving its human rights record and its foreign policy – in an historical context, allowing comparisons with other late developers in the world and reflecting the...

    Published October 27th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Jordan

    A Hashemite Legacy

    By Peter Hinchcliffe, Beverley Milton Edwards

    Series: The Contemporary Middle East

    Created as a mechanism for maintaining British influence through a local patron, Jordan's future never looked certain. Nevertheless, under the leadership of the Hashemite monarchy led by Abdullah, and then by his grandson Hussein, the Kingdom of Jordan has become a permanent feature of the modern...

    Published December 18th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Syria

    Revolution From Above

    By Raymond Hinnebusch

    Series: The Contemporary Middle East

    This study examines the development of the Syrian state as it has emerged under thirty-five years of military-Ba'thist rule and, particularly, under President Hafiz al-Asad. It analyzes the way in which the fragility of the post-independence state, unable to contain rising nationalist struggle and...

    Published July 31st 2002 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Morocco: Challenges to Tradition and Modernity, 2nd Edition
    By James N. Sater
    To Be Published February 1st 2015
  2. The United Arab Emirates: Power, Politics and Policy-Making
    By Kristian Ulrichsen
    To Be Published May 1st 2015
  3. Libya: Continuity and Change 2nd ed
    By Ronald Bruce St John
    To Be Published May 14th 2015
  4. Algeria: History, People and Political Struggle
    By Azzedine Layachi
    To Be Published June 1st 2015
  5. Turkey: Challenges of Continuity and Change 2nd edition
    By Meliha Benli Altunisik, Ozlem Tur
    To Be Published June 1st 2015
  6. Iran: Politics, Economy and International Relations
    By Anoushiravan Ehteshami
    To Be Published June 1st 2015

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