This cutting-edge examination of the domestic politics of the Middle East-w thoroughly revised to reflect the events of the Arab Spring-has quickly proven itself ideal for classroom use. The book has been designed to give students tools that will help them to analyse politics in the region t only during the present unsettled period, but also as events unfold. Offering insightful analyses and a wealth of accessible information, it encourages comparative, critical thinking by students at all levels.
Michele Penner Angrist is associate professor of political science at Union College, USA. She is author of Party Building in the Modern Middle East and coeditor (with Marsha Pripstein Posusney) of Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Regimes and Resistance.