Politics and change in the Middle East: sources of conflict and accommodation

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Pearson Prentice Hall, Jan 18, 2008 - History - 362 pages
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This long-time best-seller uses a thematic, rather than country-by-country, approach to the region in an analysis that is at once comprehensive and, at the same time, does not underestimate the intelligence of the college audience. The authors wrote this book because there were no introductory texts taking a holistic perspective on the region. This book employs a multidisciplinary approach (political science, economics, history, anthropology) to explain the current political dynamics of the region. It avoids a country-by-country approach in favor of a thematic approach that integrates regional experiences into a whole. Major themes include political development, economic development, international relations, Islam - mainstream and jihadist, colonialism and post-colonialism; and recent political changes, with particular emphasis on the U.S. intervention in Iraq and the rising interest in democracy regionally.

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Roy R. Andersen is Charles W. and Arvilla S. Timme Professor of Economics at Knox College. Robert F. Seibert is Robert W. Murphy Professor of Political Science, chair of Integrated International Studies, and co-chair of the Global Studies Center at Knox College. Jon Wagner is Professor of Anthropology at Knox College.

Wagner is Professor of Anthropology, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.

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