Now that the oil era has come to a very unceremonious end in the Arab Mashreq, it is time for a sober and somber assessment-a selfcriticism- of the Arab body politic. Indeed, this effort at self-criticism is already underway, led by the many symposiums sponsored by the Center for Arab Unity Studies and the Arab Intellectual Forum.
Table of Contents
Foreword/Tames A. Bill -- Preface -- Introduction: A New Arab Man: Transformation and Change in the Arab World/Tawfic E. Farah -- 1 Arab Nationalism: A Bibliographic Essay, Elie Chalala -- 2 The Concerns and the Challenges, Saad Eddin Ibrahim -- 3 The Issue of Identity in Selected Arab Gulf States/Faisal Al-Salem -- 4 Islam, Pan Arabism and Palestine: An Attitudinal Survey/Stewart Reiser -- 5 The End of Pan-Arabism/Fouad Ajami -- 6 The Arab Road/Fouad Ajami -- 7 Arab Nationalism: A Response to Ajami's Thesis on the "End of Pan-Arabism," Hassan Nafaa -- 8 The Dying Arab Nation/William R. Brown -- 9 Stress and Disintegration in the Arab World/Abdul-Monem Al-Mashat -- 10 The October War and Arab Students' Self Conceptions/Paul D. Starr -- Postscript: The World Beyond the Words, Fouad Ajami -- Contributors -- Index.
Tawfic E. Farah is the editor of the Journal of Arab Affairs and president of the Middle East Research Group, Inc. He edited Political Behavior in the Arab States (Westview, 1983) and co-authored Survey Research in the Arab World (Westview, 1985). James A. Bill is a professor of political science at the University of Texas, Austin.