This is an accessible yet critical analysis of regional security in the Middle East. Using a non-realist approach, Bilgin provides a comprehensive study of the past, present and future of security in the region. She also considers the question of identity formation, explaining how and why various regional representations came into being, and explores the consequences of a particular identity. Finally, the author presents alternative future scenarios and their implications including a critical security studies perspective on the future of the Middle East as a security community.
Introduction 1. Pasts, Presents and Futures of Security Part 1: Pasts 2. Representations of the Middle East During the Cold War 3. Practices of Security During the Cold War Part 2: Presents 4. Representations of the Middle East in the Post Cold War Era 5. Practices of Security in the Post Cold War Era Part 3: Futures 6. Alternative Futures for Security in the Middle East. Conclusion
This series includes the latest research on a broad range of topics from the social sciences and humanities. It aims to provide a comprehensive forum for cutting edge monographs and edited volumes on this vital region and religion.