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International relations of the Middle East /
edited by Louise Fawcett.
edition
3rd ed.
imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2013.
description
xv, 408 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
019960827X (pbk.), 9780199608270 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2013.
isbn
019960827X (pbk.)
9780199608270 (pbk.)
contents note
Introduction : the Middle East and international relations / Louise Fawcett -- Part 1 : Theoretical and historical overview -- International relations theory and the Middle East / Fred H. Lawson -- The emergence of the Middle East into the modern state system / Eugene L. Rogan -- The Cold War in the Middle East / Peter Sluglett -- The Middle East since the Cold War / Baghat Korany -- Part 2 : Themes in international relations and international political economy -- Oil and political economy in the international relations of the Middle East / Giacomo Luciani -- The puzzle of political reform in the Middle East / Augustus Richard Norton -- The politics of identity in Middle East international relations / Raymond Hinnebusch -- Islam and international relations in the Middle East : from Umma to nation state / Peter Mandaville -- Alliances and regionalism in the Middle East / Louise Fawcett -- Middle East security : continuity amid change / Matteo Legrenzi and Marina Calculli -- Part 3 : Key issues and actors -- Policymaking in the Middle East : complex realism / Anoushiravan Ehteshami and Raymond Hinnebusch -- The Arab-Israeli conflict / Charles Smith -- The rise and fall of the Oslo peace process / Avi Shlaim -- The international politics of the Gulf / F. Gregory Gause III -- The war for regime change in Iraq / Philip Robins -- The United States in the Middle East / Michael C. Hudson -- Europe in the Middle East / Rosemary Hollis.
general note
Previous ed.: 2009.
abstract
This textbook offers an historical framework and up-to-date analysis of contemporary events in the Middle East. Bringing together leading scholars in the field, it presents a balanced and comprehensive assessment of the international politics of the region.
catalogue key
8891859
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-387) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Louise Fawcett is Lecturer in Politics and Fellow of St Catherine's College, University of Oxford.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Leading scholars of Middle East politics and international relations present comprehensive coverage of the international politics of the Middle East, a region at the forefront of international attention.
Long Description
This new edition provides a comprehensive overview of its subject area, bringing together leading experts to provide students with authoritative and up-to-date content. It combines a history of the region with analysis of key themes, actors, and conflicts, and uses a range of learning features and online resources to support student learning.New chapters cover International Relations and the Middle East, and foreign policy making in the Middle East, while a rewritten chapter on War and Security focuses on a broader range of conflicts than before, and includes significant coverage of terrorism.The text is supported by a range of learning features and an Online Resource Centre which includes:Chapter exercisesTimelineWeb linksPowerPoint slidesNews feeds - links to real life articles from different news sites via RSS
Main Description
This new edition provides a comprehensive overview of its subject area, bringing together leading experts to provide students with authoritative and up-to-date content. It combines a history of the region with analysis of key themes, actors, and conflicts, and uses a range of learning features and online resources to support student learning. New chapters cover International Relations and the Middle East, and foreign policy making in the Middle East, while a rewritten chapter on War and Security focuses on a broader range of conflicts than before, and includes significant coverage of terrorism. The text is supported by a range of learning features and an Online Resource Centre which includes: Chapter exercises Timeline Web links PowerPoint slides News feeds - links to real life articles from different news sites via RSS
Main Description
This new edition provides a comprehensive overview of its subject area, bringing together leading experts to provide students with authoritative and up-to-date content. It combines a history of the region with analysis of key themes, actors, and conflicts, and uses a range of learning featuresand online resources to support student learning.New chapters cover International Relations and the Middle East, and foreign policy making in the Middle East, while a rewritten chapter on War and Security focuses on a broader range of conflicts than before, and includes significant coverage of terrorism.The text is supported by a range of learning features and an Online Resource Centre which includes:Chapter exercisesTimelineWeb linksPowerPoint slidesNews feeds - links to real life articles from different news sites via RSS
Main Description
Updated with events including the Arab Spring, this third edition of International Relations of the Middle East delivers an authoritative and comprehensive overview of its subject area. International experts provide a text that combines a history of the region with sophisticated analysis of key themes, actors, and conflicts. New to this edition: A new chapter on international relations theory and the Middle East. A new chapter on foreign policymaking in the Middle East, focussing on Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Turkey. A new chapter on security, casting the Arab Spring as a watershed year in Middle East security. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Note on contributorsp. xiv
Introduction: The Middle East and International Relationsp. 1
The book and the titlep. 1
Studying the international relations of the Middle Eastp. 2
Organization of the volumep. 8
Chapter outlinesp. 10
The international relations of the Middle East and the futurep. 14
Theoretical and Historical Overview
International Relations Theory and the Middle Eastp. 19
Introductionp. 19
Structural realism and neoliberal institutionalismp. 21
International society and hierarchyp. 25
Constructivism, pragmatic and radicalp. 28
Post-structuralism and post-modernismp. 30
Key findings from quantitative researchp. 31
Power transitions and the power cyclep. 34
The Emergence of the Middle East into the Modern State Systemp. 37
Introduction: the Arab entry to international relationsp. 38
Ottoman diplomacyp. 38
An Ottoman legacy of statehoodp. 40
Wartime plans for the partition of the Middle Eastp. 42
The post-war settlement, 1919-22p. 43
The colonial frameworkp. 49
The Arab states and the Palestine crisisp. 55
The Cold War in the Middle Eastp. 60
Introductionp. 60
The immediate origins of the cold warp. 61
Oil in the Middle Eastp. 65
A clash of ideologiesp. 66
Elements of a case study: Iraq, the Soviet Union, and the United States, 1945-90p. 69
The Middle East since the Cold Warp. 77
Introduction: the end of Middle East exceptionalism?p. 78
Decoding the Middle East: intermesticsp. 81
Oil: a mixed blessingp. 82
Traditional (in)security threatsp. 84
Globalization, the yawning resource gap, and newer threats/conflictsp. 88
Religio-politics: from mobilization, to international spillover, to winning electionsp. 90
The Arab Spring and its regional impactp. 93
The Arab Spring magnifies intermesticsp. 94
Themes in International Relations and International Political Economy
Oil and Political Economy in the International Relations of the Middle Eastp. 103
Introductionp. 103
Oil and the consolidation of the Middle Eastern state systemp. 106
Oil and the international relations of the Middle Eastp. 111
Oil and domestic politics: the rentier state paradigmp. 114
Oil and inter-Arab relationsp. 119
The regional and international environments and the political order in the Middle Eastp. 121
The Puzzle of Political Reform in the Middle Eastp. 127
Introductionp. 127
Explaining the democracy deficitp. 130
Muslims and the question of political reformp. 137
The Arab uprisings of 2011p. 138
The Politics of Identity in Middle East International Relationsp. 148
Introductionp. 148
The challenge of nation-building: from empire to states systemp. 149
Irredentism and inter-state conflictp. 155
Identity and the Arab uprisingp. 157
Identity and foreign policyp. 158
Inter-Arab politics amidst supra-state identity: the rise, decline, and evolution of pan-Arabismp. 162
Islam and International Relations in the Middle East: From Umma to Nation Statep. 167
Introductionp. 168
Islam and international relations: history and key conceptsp. 168
Pan-Islam, colonialism, and the modem statep. 171
The political economy of Islamic revivalp. 175
Islam and geo-politicsp. 177
Thinking about Islam and foreign policyp. 179
Islam, globalization, and the Middle Eastp. 181
Alliances and Regionalism in the Middle Eastp. 185
Introductionp. 185
International relations theory and the case of the Middle Eastp. 186
Regions, regionalism, and understanding cooperationp. 190
Middle East regionalism: a reviewp. 192
The Arab Spring: new regionalism?p. 201
Middle East Security: Continuity amid Changep. 205
Introductionp. 205
Structure and weaknesses of the Arab interstate systemp. 207
How the 2011 revolts solved the identity dichotomy: the depoliticization of Arabism and Islamic triumphp. 211
Strengthening of the monarchical axisp. 213
The Gulf's strategic dilemma vis-à-vis the new regional orderp. 217
Key Issues and Actors
Foreign Policymaking in the Middle East: Complex Realismp. 225
Introduction: complex realismp. 225
Framework of analysisp. 226
Comparative foreign policy in the 2000s: explaining foreign policy variationp. 231
The Arab-Israeli Conflictp. 245
Introductionp. 245
From the creation of Israel to the 1967 Warp. 250
The 1967 War, Arab nationalist rivalries, and the re-emergence of the Palestinian factorp. 252
From the 1967 war to the Egyptian-Israeli peace treatyp. 254
From Camp David to Oslop. 257
Palestine-Israel: 2000-12p. 261
The Rise and Fall of the Oslo Peace Processp. 268
Introductionp. 268
The Oslo peace processp. 269
The Oslo accordp. 272
Oslo IIp. 277
Camp Davidp. 280
The International Politics of the Gulfp. 286
Introductionp. 286
Regime security, political identity, and Iraqi war decisionsp. 288
Regime security, regional balancing, and Saudi Arabian alliance decisionsp. 293
US policy in the Gulfp. 296
The War for Regime Change in Iraqp. 304
Introductionp. 304
The international systemp. 305
The regional levelp. 308
The unit levelp. 314
The United States in the Middle Eastp. 321
Introductionp. 321
The roots of US involvementp. 322
Policymaking: structures and processp. 328
New regional developmentsp. 330
US responses to 21st-century challengesp. 335
Europe in the Middle Eastp. 344
Introductionp. 344
Phase I: the imperial era and its legacyp. 347
Phase II: imperial retreat and cold war rivalriesp. 349
Phase III: the European Union and regional securityp. 351
War, sanctions, and tradep. 351
The Mediterranean neighbourhoodp. 353
Europe and the Middle East peace processp. 356
Phase IV: Europe and the Arab uprisingsp. 358
Bibliographyp. 363
Indexp. 388
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