Rethinking Middle East Politics : State Formation and Development
This is an examination of the background and significance of the turmoil and changes affecting the Middle East today. Bromley provides a systematic overview of the historical development of Middle Eastern politics. The author develops a comparative framework based on an examination of key developmental processes in Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Iran. He also offers an analysis of the place of democracy and Islam in the region. He aims to explain a very large part of what appears to be significant about the transformation of the modern Middle East. This volume sets out to formulate a new way of analyzing politics in the Middle East, developing a perspective which has major implications for rethinking Third World politics more generally and for the social and political theory of modernity. Overall, it provides an introduction to one of the most testing areas of contemporary political developments, as well as a guide to many of the key interests which have shaped this terrain.
- Hardback | 200 pages
- 152 x 229mm | 469g
- 09 Dec 1993
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 6 tables, bibliography, index
Table of contents
1. Understanding the Middle East 2. From Tributary Empires to States-System 3. Rethinking Middle East Politics 4. Comparative State Formation in the Middle East 5. Patterns of Social Development in the Middle East.