Ethnic Conflict and International Politics in the Middle East

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University Press of Florida, 1999 - History - 396 pages
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This volume argues that ethnic conflicts are built into the regional system of the Middle East, frequently encouraged as an aspect of international strategy, and cannot be managed without changing the system itself. The authors challenge assumptions of studies of ethnic conflict.
  

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Contents

Cooperation Conflict and Domination
41
Communal Conflicts and Governmental Con
61
Creating a National Community
77
Recent Evidence from
92
Can National Unity Survive?
110
Iran Islam and the Persian Gulf
129
Turkey the Kurds and Central Asia
207
The Challenge of Multiethnicity
224
Religion and State Building in Cen
245
JordanPalestineIsrael
277
Strategy and Tactics
307
Hegemony and the Riddle of Nationalism
332
Afterthoughts
360
List of Contributors
373
Index
389
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Leonard Binder, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Near East Studies at UCLA is a past President of the Middle east Studies Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is one of the founders of the field of modern Middle East Studies through his research, scholarship, publication, and participation in the work of the Middle East Studies Association, the Social Science Research Council, and the Mideast Centers at the University of Chicago and at UCLA.

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