Understanding the Contemporary Middle East

Understanding the Contemporary Middle East

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The fourth edition of Understanding the Contemporary Middle East has been fully revised and updated throughout to reflect the still-unfolding impact of the Arab Spring, the changing international environment, the impasse in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and much more. The book also includes an entirely new chapter on the role of women in the Middle East. Maps, photographs, and details of basic political data enhance the text, widely acknowledged as the best available introduction to the region.show more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 657.71g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • Photographs, maps
  • 1588269108
  • 9781588269102
  • 11,671

About Jillian Schwedler

Jillian Schwedler is professor of political science at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA. Her publications include Faith in Moderation: Islamist Parties in Jordan and Yemen and (with Laleh Khalili) Policing and Prisons in the Middle East: Formations of Coercion.show more

Table of contents

Introduction-J. Schwedler. The Middle East: A Geographic Preface-I.R. Manners, B.M. Parmenter, and R. King. The Historical Context-A. Goldschmidt Jr. Middle Eastern Politics-P. Schrodt and D.J. Gerner. 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. Pollard. Religion and Politics in the Middle East-J. Schwedler. Middle Eastern Literature-m. cooke. Trends and Prospects-J. Schwedler.show more

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