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- DescriptionThe third edition of this dynamic book has been fully revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to contemporary politics in the Middle East. Purposefully employing a clear thematic structure and including a wide range of case studies, data, visuals and further reading guidance the book explores and analyses the major issues which define the politics of this region of the globe. Milton-Edwards begins by introducing and explaining key concepts and debates and goes on to outline the impact of colonialism and its legacy, the rise of Arab nationalism and anti-colonial politics. She then examines major political issues affecting the region, such as American foreign policy, political Islam, war and conflict, political ecomy, democratization, ethnicity and the role of women. The book concludes by highlighting the politics of the region in the twenty-first century and the future challenges it faces. This is a perfect introduction for undergraduates, covering key political, ecomic and social debates and providing updates and guidance for further reading.
- Author BiographyBeverley Milton-Edwards is Professor of Politics at Queen s University, Belfast. She is the author of numerous books on Islam and the Middle East, including a major study of Hamas, co-authored with journalist Stephen Farrell.
- Author(s)Beverley Milton-Edwards
- PublisherPolity Press
- Date of Publication17/06/2011
- SubjectPolitics & Government: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPolity Press
- Content Note1, black & white illustrations
- Weight786 g
- Width171 mm
- Height250 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
- Edition Statement3rd Revised edition
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