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Routledge Library Editions: Politics of the Middle East


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Arab and Regional Politics in the Middle East

Arab and Regional Politics in the Middle East

1st Edition

P.J. Vatikiotis
July 20, 2015

Three main themes are explored in this book, first published in 1984: the first is the problem of religion and politics as a major and long-standing preoccupation of Middle-easterners or Arab Muslims themselves; the second is that of the conflict-ridden inter-Arab and regional politics, approached ...

Beyond Coercion The Durability of the Arab State

Beyond Coercion The Durability of the Arab State

1st Edition

Adeed Dawisha, I. William Zartman
July 20, 2015

This volume, first published in 1988, analyses the process of stabilisation amongst the Arab states, a process that has contradicted all predictions of impending disintegration and impending collapse. Although there were some cases of disintegration, there are evidently mechanisms at work that ...

Electoral Politics in the Middle East Issues, Voters and Elites

Electoral Politics in the Middle East Issues, Voters and Elites

1st Edition

Jacob M. Landau, Ergun Özbudun, Frank Tachau
July 20, 2015

Comparative political study of the Middle East got off to a late start. Unlike any previous studies in comparative politics, this book, first published in 1980, represents an important methodological advance in that it proceeds by themes rather than by countries, and uniquely focuses on three major...

Food, Development, and Politics in the Middle East

Food, Development, and Politics in the Middle East

1st Edition

Marvin G. Weinbaum
July 20, 2015

As the reality of a food deficit emerged in the Middle East, rural society and the agricultural sector – once viewed as peripheral to national development – swiftly rose up the policy agendas of nearly every Middle East country. This book, first published in 1982, looks at the complex ...

Lebanon The Fragmented Nation

Lebanon The Fragmented Nation

1st Edition

David C. Gordon
July 20, 2015

Even up to the eve of the civil war, some observers saw the Lebanese system as essentially stable, and exhibiting some of the virtues of liberty and pluralism which had been commended by the French traveller de Volney a century before. But for others its structure was so seriously flawed as to be ...

Middle Eastern Themes Papers in History and Politics

Middle Eastern Themes Papers in History and Politics

1st Edition

Jacob M. Landau
July 20, 2015

This volume, first published in 1973, brings together a wide range of Professor Landau’s work on recent Middle Eastern history and politics, reflecting the breadth of the author’s concern and research. The first section deals with aspects of political organisation in the Middle East, largely Egypt,...

Pan-Islam History and Politics

Pan-Islam History and Politics

1st Edition

Jacob M. Landau
July 20, 2015

Few ideas have excited such passions over the years as Pan-Islam, and few have been the subject of so many contradictory interpretations. Based on a shared religious sentiment, the politics of Muslim unity and solidarity have had to contend with the impact of both secularism and nationalism. ...

The Arab State

The Arab State

1st Edition

Giacomo Luciani
July 20, 2015

It has often been argued that Arab states are arbitrary political creations, lacking historical or present legitimacy. This book, first published in 1990, provides a different picture of ‘the Arab state’, drawing on historical, economic, philosophical and sociological perspectives to give a ...

The Arabian Peninsula Society and Politics

The Arabian Peninsula Society and Politics

1st Edition

Derek Hopwood
July 20, 2015

Although the Arabian Peninsula is the heartland of Islam and of the Arab world, for decades it did not receive the attention it deserves from scholars and writers. The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and the Middle East Centre of St Antony’s College, Oxford, jointly ...

The Arabs and the West

The Arabs and the West

1st Edition

Clare Hollingworth
July 20, 2015

This volume by acclaimed war reporter Clare Hollingworth , first published in 1952, surveys the politics of an area which has produced, and is likely to produce, more wars that it can consume locally. After a historical opening, about the general situation during and after the war, the author ...

The Arabs in Israel A Political Study

The Arabs in Israel A Political Study

1st Edition

Jacob M. Landau
July 20, 2015

This book, first published in 1969, presents a comprehensive survey and analysis of the political behaviour of the Arabs in Israel, covering the period from the founding of the State to the Six-Day War in 1967. While the socio-economic background is outlined, the chief emphasis is on the political ...

The Middle East and the Western Alliance

The Middle East and the Western Alliance

1st Edition

Steven L. Spiegel
July 20, 2015

This volume, first published in 1982, provides a comprehensive analysis of the problems affecting the interests of the Western Alliance (the North Americans, the Europeans and the Japanese), the Middle East states, and the Soviet Union. The authors, all internationally recognized experts in their ...

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