Contemporary Politics in the Middle East
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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Review: Contemporary Politics in the Middle EastUser Review - Goodreads
Read as a textbook for school. Interesting overview of current politics and the past influences that contributed. Some areas seem flawed and wishy washy however.
Review: Contemporary Politics in the Middle EastUser Review - Jeremy - Goodreads
A good, solid starting point for study of the region. Milton-Edwards provides an overview of several of the major issues facing the modern Middle East (from the colonial period to the present) and ... Read full review
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