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World society and the Middle East : reconstructions in regional politics /
Stephan Stetter.
imprint
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
description
x, 239 p.
ISBN
140399577X (alk. paper)
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imprint
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
isbn
140399577X (alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction : globalisation, world society and the study of the Middle East in IR -- World society and the Middle East : introductory remarks -- Addressing globalisation and the Middle East -- Theories of globalisation and world society -- A world society perspective on the Middle East -- Outline of the book -- Regionalisation and debordering : the Middle East between global interconnectivity and functional differentiation -- Relocating the Middle East -- Debordering the Middle East -- Bordering Palestine -- Jerusalem as a world city -- Rebordering the Middle East -- The creeping antagonisation of Middle East politics -- Power and contestations : crossings the lines between power and powerlessness in the Middle East -- Mystifications of power in the Middle East -- Readdressing cycles of power and powerlessness -- Frozen crossings: the naked visibility of power in Middle East politics -- The inflationary symbolisation of power in the Middle East -- The centrality of violence in the Middle East reconsidered -- Hot contestations: paradoxes of power and powerlessness -- Inclusion and exclusion : fragile strategies of deparadoxification in the Middle East -- Inclusion and exclusion in Middle East politics -- Inclusion/exclusion and the creeping antagonisation of Middle East politics -- Another Middle East mosaic: extended frozen crossings and chain exclusions -- Re-reading the "crisis" of education in the Middle East -- Women, men and the Middle East -- World society and the polycontextuality of inclusion/exclusion -- Rethinking conflicts and peace in the Middle East -- Identities and conflicts : the "deep perturbation" of Middle East politics -- Constructions and all that : identities and conflicts in the Middle East -- Antagonised identities, "deep perturbations" and conflict systems -- Revisiting identities and conflicts in Middle East politics -- The institutionalisation of antagonisms in Middle East politics -- Identity as the ideological battleground of Middle East conflicts -- World society and Middle East conflicts -- Beyond Orientalisation and civilisation : concluding remarks -- Whither peace in the Middle East?
catalogue key
6639703
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Stephan Stetter is Professor of International Politics at the Universitat der Bundeswehr Munchen, Germany
Reviews
Review Quotes
'This is a path-breaking study that leads our analysis of the Middle East to new horizons. Stetter provides a rare example of combining theoretical sophistication with deep empirical knowledge. A challenging and thought-provoking piece of work that cannot be ignored.' - Professor Thomas Diez, University of Birmingham, UK 'Stephan Stetter's book makes use of the insights of 'theory' and 'area studies' in understanding the 'Middle East'. It tackles difficult questions (as with 'conflict' and 'peace') and politicizes those very answers that mainstream approaches present as 'natural' (and therefore 'unchanging'). It is an inspired and inspiring read.' Pinar Bilgin, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
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Summaries
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This title offers a novel cross-disciplinary theoretical perspective on conflict and conflict transformation in world society, and integrates the study of conflicts in the Middle East region into a modern systems theoretical framework.
Description for Bookstore
Offers a novel cross-disciplinary theoretical perspective on conflict and conflict transformation in world society.
Long Description
World Society and the Middle East offers an innovative theoretical framework for the study of Middle East politics. By using rich empirical data on current developments in Middle East politics and society (with a special focus on Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria) the book focuses on pertinent issues in contemporary Middle East studies such as the role of space and power, the pervasiveness of patterns of inclusion/exclusion as well as the status of identities and conflicts. It applies world society theory in modern systems theory to the study of this conflict-ridden region and argues that any comprehensive study on Middle East politics must be firmly embedded within the framework of a complex theory of globalization and a deconstructivist understanding of society.
Main Description
This book ffers a novel cross-disciplinary theoretical perspective on conflict and conflict transformation in world society, and integrates the study of conflicts in the Middle East region into a modern systems theoretical framework.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Forewordp. ix
World Society and the Middle East
Introduction: Globalization, World Society and the Study of the Middle East in International Relationsp. 3
World Society and the Middle East: introductory remarksp. 3
Addressing globalization and the Middle Eastp. 8
Theories of globalization and world societyp. 13
A world society perspective on the Middle Eastp. 25
Outline of the bookp. 30
Regionalization and Debordering: the Middle East between Global Interconnectivity and Functional Differentiationp. 35
Relocating the Middle Eastp. 35
Debordering the Middle Eastp. 41
Bordering Palestinep. 43
Jerusalem as a world cityp. 54
Rebordering the Middle Eastp. 62
The Creeping Antagonization of Middle East Politics
Power and Contestations: Crossings the Lines between Power and Powerlessness in the Middle Eastp. 69
Mystifications of power in the Middle Eastp. 69
Readdressing cycles of power and powerlessnessp. 73
Frozen crossings: the naked visibility of power in Middle East politicsp. 81
The inflationary symbolization of power in the Middle Eastp. 87
The centrality of violence in the Middle East reconsideredp. 93
Hot contestations: paradoxes of power and powerlessnessp. 99
Inclusion and Exclusion: Fragile Strategies of Deparadoxification in the Middle Eastp. 105
Inclusion and exclusion in Middle East politicsp. 105
Inclusion/exclusion and the creeping antagonization of Middle East politicsp. 108
Another Middle East mosaic: extended frozen crossings and chain exclusionsp. 118
Re-reading the 'crisis' of education in the Middle Eastp. 122
Women, men and the Middle Eastp. 129
World society and the polycontextuality of inclusion/exclusionp. 135
Rethinking Conflicts and Peace in the Middle East
Identities and Conflicts: the 'Deep Perturbation' of Middle East Politicsp. 141
Constructions and all that: identities and conflicts in the Middle Eastp. 141
Antagonized identities, 'deep perturbations' and conflict systemsp. 144
Revisiting identities and conflicts in Middle East politicsp. 154
The institutionalization of antagonisms in Middle East politicsp. 157
Identity as the ideological battleground of Middle East conflictsp. 163
World society and Middle East conflictsp. 168
Beyond Orientalization and Civilization: Concluding Remarksp. 171
Whither peace in the Middle East?p. 171
Notesp. 177
Bibliographyp. 216
Indexp. 236
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