Middle East Politics for the New Millennium

Middle East Politics for the New Millennium : A Constructivist Approach

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Middle East Politics for the New Millennium: A Constructivist Approach looks at the politics of one of the world's most dynamic and challenging regions using the insights offered by constructivism. By analyzing the role of ideas and repeated interaction, the authors offer a refreshing long view analysis of the region's politics that differs from the crisis-centric approach which is often utilized. Covering the countries from the Persian Gulf to Turkey, Egypt and across North Africa, as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East Politics for the New Millennium will aid students and analysts alike in understanding Middle East politics.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 158 x 239 x 24mm | 544g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739196979
  • 9780739196977

About Louis A. Gordon

Louis Gordon teaches in the Department of Political Science and at California State University at San Bernardino. Ian Oxnevad is a doctoral student in political science at the University of California, Riverside.show more

Table of contents

I. Introduction: The Constructivists' Middle East II. Where it all Begins: Egypt before and After the Arab Spring III. Turkey and Iran: Republican and Islamic IV. The Maghreb V. Iraq: From the Past to the Present VI. Syria and Lebanon: The Alawis in Syria, and the Maronites and Shias in Lebanon VII. Israel and the Palestinians VIII. The Gulf Monarchies: Religiosity and Capitalism IX. Yemen X. Conclusionshow more