The Politics of the Middle East
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Get the full picture of politics in the Middle East with THE POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST! With a readable, concise, and easy-to-understand writing style, this political science text helps you gain a coherent picture of the region through country case studies and historical review. Case study topics include the influences of tribalism, kinship, and the Islamic faith as well as an understanding of the region's political uprisings, religious significance, and petroleum resources that make it crucially important to the rest of the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 160 x 235 x 20mm | 604g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0495007501
  • 9780495007500
  • 760,467

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Continuity and Change in the Middle East.
2. Egypt: The Tortuous Road to Democracy.
3. Isreal and Palestine: One Land, Two Claimants.
4. Syria: The Politics of Minority Rule.
5. Saudi Arabia: Modernizing a Tribal Monarchy.
6. Traq: Chaos and Democracy in the Land of Milk and Honey.
7. Iran: Islamic Governance in Action.
8. Turkey: Middle Eastern or European?
References.
Index.
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1. Introduction: Continuity and Change in the Middle East. 2. Egypt: The Tortuous Road to Democracy. 3. Isreal and Palestine: One Land, Two Claimants. 4. Syria: The Politics of Minority Rule. 5. Saudi Arabia: Modernizing a Tribal Monarchy. 6. Traq: Chaos and Democracy in the Land of Milk and Honey. 7. Iran: Islamic Governance in Action. 8. Turkey: Middle Eastern or European? References. Index.
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About Monte Palmer

Monte Palmer received his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin and is currently Professor Emeritus at Florida State University. He had previously taught political science at Western Illinois University, Iowa State University, Florida State University and the American University of Beirut. He served as the chair of the Department of Political Science at the Florida State University and as the director of the Middle East Centers at the Florida State University and the American University of Beirut. He as also a senior fellow at the Al-Ahram Center for Strategic and Political Studies and has been a consultant to Bir Ziet University and the Arab Development Institute (Libya). He remains an advisor to the Middle East Center at FSU. His recent books include AT THE HEART OF TERROR (Rowman & Littlefield,2004), COMPARATIVE POLITICS: POLITICAL ECONOMY, POLITICAL CULTURE, AND POLITICAL INTERDEPENDENCE (2006) and POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT (1997). Monte Palmer received his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin and is currently Professor Emeritus at Florida State University. He had previously taught political science at Western Illinois University, Iowa State University, Florida State University and the American University of Beirut. He served as the chair of the Department of Political Science at the Florida State University and as the director of the Middle East Centers at the Florida State University and the American University of Beirut. He as also a senior fellow at the Al-Ahram Center for Strategic and Political Studies and has been a consultant to Bir Ziet University and the Arab Development Institute (Libya). He remains an advisor to the Middle East Center at FSU. His recent books include AT THE HEART OF TERROR (Rowman & Littlefield,2004), COMPARATIVE POLITICS: POLITICAL ECONOMY, POLITICAL CULTURE, AND POLITICAL INTERDEPENDENCE (2006) and POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT (1997).
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