The Decline of the Arab-Israeli Conflict : Middle East Politics and the Quest for Regional Order
The Decline of the Arab-Israeli Conflict addresses the changing political behavior of the regional Arab system in the Palestine conflict, from total enmity to negotiated peace with Israel. This change is explained as a reflection of state formation process and constant thrust of ruling elites to disengage from compelling supra-state commitments stemming from Pan-Arab nationalist ideology and Islamic political culture. The book scrutinizes the role of Arab summit conferences which, since 1964, became the main collective Arab institution for decision making on common core issues - foremost of which was the conflict with Israel.
- Paperback | 440 pages
- 149.6 x 227.6 x 19.6mm | 571.54g
- 01 Jan 1998
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0
"Unlike other studies ... this book accentuates the shifting powers from the Arab League to Arab summitry as an instrument of regional dialogue ... This is the best book yet written on inter-Arab alignments, the historical drift of Arab summitry, the fading of Pan-Arabism since the 1967 war, and the evolution toward Middle East peace." -- American Historical Review ..".an excellent book ... meticulously detailed and documented..." -- SHOFAR "This is an extremely complete account of the public record of the diplomatic history of the Arab world with regard to Israel and inter-Arab conflict. It's meticulous in its presentation of the available record regarding the historical drift of Arab summitry." -- Ellis Goldberg, University of Washington
About Avraham Sela
Avraham Sela is Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Relations, The Hebrew University, Israel.