Democracy, War and Peace in the Middle East

Democracy, War and Peace in the Middle East

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What are the prospects for continued movement toward democracy in the Arab world, and what form is democracy likely to take? What impact will democratization have on war and peace in the Middle East? Arab, Israeli, and American scholars explore these issues through probing conceptual inquries, reports on original data-based research, and well-informed case studies.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 155.4 x 233.2 x 20.3mm | 462.81g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253209390
  • 9780253209399
  • 1,561,584

About David Garnham

DAVID GARNHAM is Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and author of The Politics of European Defense Cooperation: Germany, France, Britain, and America. MARK TESSLER is Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and Head of the Department of Near Eastern Studies. He is author of A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict."
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"... this volume is a highly valuable contribution to our understanding of the relation between democracy and peace in the Middle East, as well as in international politics in general... this book will continue to be of value and interest for some time to come." The Historian" "This book is a useful collection of essays on Middle East politics and international relations presented in a reader-friendly interdisciplinary fashion." Israel Studies Bulletin "... this is an important collection of challenging papers." Studies in Contemporary Jewry "... one of the first books that specifically focuses on the possible links between democracy and peace in the region. It is entertaining and highly useful." MESA Bulletin
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Table of contents

The Future of International War: Global Trends and Middle Eastern Implications/James Lee Ray Democracy and Deterrence/Jo-Anne Hart A Search for Security and Governance Regimes/I. William Zartman Democracy in the Third World: Definitional Dilemmas/Robert L. Rothstein Arab and Western Conceptions of Democracy: Evidence from a UAE Opinion Survey/Jamal Al-Suwaidi Islam and Democracy/Shukri B. Abed Democracy in the Arab World and the Arab-Israeli Conflict/Mark Tessler and Marilyn Grobschmidt "Domestic Political Violence, Structural Constraints, and Enduring Rivalries in the Middle East, 1948ETH1988/Zeev Maoz " Democracy and Foreign Policy in the Arab World/Michael C. Hudson Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy in Egypt/Ann M. Lesch Democracy among the Palestinians/Emile F. Sahliyeh Israel and the Liberalization of Arab Regimes/Gabriel Sheffer
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