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Politics and Change in the Middle East

ISBN 9780205082391
Published February 27, 2011 by Routledge
432 Pages

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Book Description

A longtime bestseller, Politics and Change in the Middle East employs a multidisciplinary approach to comprehensively and evenhandedly study the region’s past, present, and future.  Through politics, economics, culture, and history, this text offers a rugged analytical framework that familiarizes students with the Middle East and helps them to critically evaluate contemporary developments. Thematically organized, Politics and Change in the Middle East introduces students to the primary actors and issues that define the region and its role in world politics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Traditional Cultures of the Middle East: The Cradle of Civilization and Politics  Chapter 2: The Foundations of Islam  Chapter 3: The Political Legacy of Islam, 632–1800 C.E.  Chapter 4: Western Imperialism 1800–1914 C.E.  Chapter 5: The Rise of the State System, 1914–1950  Chapter 6: The Drive or Self Determination, 1950–1990  Chapter 7: Turning Points  Chapter 8: The Politics of Religion, Culture, and Social Life  Chapter 9: Political Elites  Chapter 10: Political Leadership in the Contemporary Middle East  Chapter 11: The Economic Setting  Chapter 12: International Relations in the Contemporary Middle East, 1945-1990  Chapter 13: International Relations in the Contemporary Middle East, 1945-1990: The Regional Actors  Chapter 14: The Middle East and the Changing International Order: 1991-2001  Chapter 15: Did 9/11 Change Everything?

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Roy R. Andersen is Charles W. and Arvilla S. Timme Professor of Economics at Knox College.
Robert F. Seibert is Robert W. Murphy Professor Political Science at Knox College.
Jon G. Wagner is Professor of Anthropology at Knox College.


“This exceptional text, which is popular amongst instructors and students alike, contains reliable and well-presented information about the Middle East. Its excellent framework will help undergraduates better understand contemporary developments in the region by examining its history and culture, as well as the impact of Islam, colonialism, and globalization.”–Anca Turcu, University of Central Florida