Understanding the Contemporary Middle East

Understanding the Contemporary Middle East

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The third edition of "Understanding the Contemporary Middle East" includes two entirely new chapters, one on religion and politics and one on the economies of the Middle East, as well as a greatly expanded discussion of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In addition, all of the chapters have been fully updated. Maps, photographs, and tables of basic political data enhance the text, which has already made its place as the best available introduction to the region.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 475 pages
  • 149.86 x 220.98 x 30.48mm | 680.39g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 158826565X
  • 9781588265654
  • 602,989

Table of contents

Introduction - J. Schwedler.; The Middle East: A Geographic Preface - I.R. Manners and B.M. Parmenter.; The Historical Context - A. Goldschmidt Jr.; Middle Eastern Politics - D.J. Gerner and P.A. Schrodt.; International Relations - M.A. Tetreault.; The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - S. Sharoni and M. Abu-Nimer.; The Economies of the Middle East - A. Paczynska.; The Political Economy of Middle Eastern Oil - M.A. Tetreault.; Population Growth, Urbanization, and the Challenges of Unemployment - V.M. Moghadam.; Kinship, Class, and Ethnicity - L. King-Irani.; The Role of Women - L. Taraki.; Religion and Politics in the Middle East - J. Schwedler.; Middle Eastern Literature - m. cooke.; Trends and Prospects - J. Schwedler and D.J. Gerner.show more

About Jillian Schwedler

Jillian Schwedler is associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her publications include Faith in Moderation: Islamist Parties in Jordan and Yemen, winner of the 2007 Best Book Award of the American Political Science Association Democratization Section. The late Deborah J. Gerner was professor of political science at the University of Kansas. She was author of One Land, Two Peoples: The Conflict Over Palestine, as well as numerous articles dealing with the international relations and domestic politics of the Middle East.show more

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