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International Relations of the Middle East

Fourth Edition

Louise Fawcett

May 2016

ISBN: 9780198708742

464 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

In Stock

Price: £27.99

In International relations of the Middle East a leading team of international experts provides an authoritative, student-friendly text that combines a history of the region with sophisticated analysis of current key themes, actors, and conflicts.

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In International relations of the Middle East a leading team of international experts provides an authoritative, student-friendly text that combines a history of the region with sophisticated analysis of current key themes, actors, and conflicts.

  • Provides a thematic overview of the subject, combining a history of the region with analysis of key themes, actors, and conflicts, as well as topical material and perspectives
  • Brings together carefully edited contributions from an international team of experts
  • Offers a wide range of perspectives, encouraging students to think critically to formulate their own arguments and opinions
  • Combines a clear and accessible writing style with a range of learning features and online support to aid understanding and revision, and to promote further study
  • Provides current, topical insights, including developments since the Arab Spring

New to this edition

  • A new chapter on the Arab Spring and its impact.
  • Fully updated to include coverage of the so-called Islamic State or ISIS group.
  • An increased number of case studies demonstrate the relevance of theory to practice.
  • End-of-chapter questions have been introduced to encourage students to check their understanding and reflect on their learning.

About the Author(s)

Louise Fawcett, University of Oxford

Louise Fawcett is Professor of International Relations and Wilfrid Knapp Fellow and Tutor in Politics at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford.

Table of Contents

    Introduction: The Middle East and International Relations, Louise Fawcett
    Part 1: Theoretical and Historical Overview
    1: International Relations Theory and the Middle East, Fred H. Lawson
    2: The Emergence of the Middle East into the Modern State System, Eugene L. Rogan
    3: The Cold War in the Middle East, Peter Sluglett
    4: The Middle East Since the Cold War: the Multi-Layered (in)security Dilemma, Baghat Korany
    Part 2: Themes in International Relations and International Political Economy
    5: Oil and Political Economy in the International Relations of the Middle East, Giacomo Luciani
    6: The Puzzle of Political Reform in the Middle East, Augustus Richard Norton
    7: The Politics of Identity in Middle East International Relations, Raymond Hinnebusch
    8: Islam and International Relations in the Middle East: From Umma to Nation State, Peter Mandaville
    9: Alliances and Regionalism in the Middle East, Louise Fawcett
    10: Middle East Security: Conflict and Securitization of Identities, Marina Calculli and Matteo Legrenzi
    Part 3: Key Issues and Actors
    11: Foreign Policymaking in the Middle East: Complex Realism, Raymond Hinnebusch and Anoushiravan Ehteshami
    12: The Arab-Israeli Conflict, Charles Smith
    13: The Rise and Fall of the Oslo Peace Process, Avi Shlaim
    14: The International Politics of the Gulf, Matteo Legrenzi and F. Gregory Gause III
    15: The Arab Spring: The 'People' in International Relations, Larbi Sadiki
    16: The United States in the Middle East, Michael C. Hudson
    17: Europe in the Middle East, Rosemary Hollis

Reviews

This book is impressive in its breath, comprehensive in its depth, and thought-provoking in its essence. - Dr Kristian Alexander, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

This is an essential textbook for students of Middle Eastern Studies... a must read book. - Dr Alam Saleh, University of Bradford, United Kingdom

Additional Resources

The book is supported by an Online Resource Centre designed to help students take their learning further.This title is accompanied by an Online Resource :

For students
- Expand your knowledge with an interactive map of the Middle East that provides key information about each state.
- Build on the themes covered in each chapter with extended chapter exercises.
- Revise key dates and developments with an interactive timeline.
- Take your learning further by using web links as a starting point for further reading.

For registered lecturers
- Use adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations or as hand-outs in class.