Contemporary Politics in the Middle East

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Wiley, Nov 6, 2006 - Political Science - 272 pages
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The second edition of this dynamic book has been fully revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to contemporary politics in the Middle East. Purposefully employing a clear thematic structure and including a wide range of case studies, the book explores and analyses the major issues which define the politics of this region of the globe.

Milton-Edwards begins by introducing and explaining key concepts and debates and goes on to outline the impact of colonialism and its legacy, the rise of Arab nationalism and anti-colonial politics. She then examines major political issues affecting the region, such as political Islam, American foreign policy, war and conflict, political economy, democratization, ethnicity and the role of women. The book concludes by highlighting the politics of the region in the twenty-first century and the future challenges it faces. This is a perfect introduction for undergraduates, covering key political, economic and social debates and providing updates and guidance for further reading.

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arguably not so contemporary anymore, but still clear on histories of colonization/resistance mvts, ethnic identities, formation of nation-states, and goddamn dense. plow thru that shit. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Beverley Milton-Edwards isReader in the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast

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