The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
ISBN: 081334994X
EAN13: 9780813349947
Language: English
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Pages: 578
Dimensions: 1.18" H x 8.82" L x 5.98" W
Weight: 1.37 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
With recent upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa, the eighth edition of The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa has been thoroughly revised to provide a necessary, comprehensive and current examination of the domestic politics and foreign policies of this crucial region. A newly expanded introduction provides students with a comparative and thematic overview of the region, from its political regimes and electoral institutions to its economic and social concerns. Each chapter, written by an invited specialist, uses a common framework to explore the historical background, social and political environment, political structure and dynamics, and foreign policy of a country. Chapters are augmented by a country map, a box providing key facts, and an annotated bibliography summarizing the major literature. The eighth edition provides vital new considerations of the aftermath of the Arab Spring, the ongoing sectarian violence and rise of ISIS, and the growth of social forces like youth movements and women's rights groups. In addition, the inclusion of six new contributors brings fresh perspectives, ensuring that The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa remains an essential guide to the region's political landscape.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Praise for Previous Editions This book offers an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the political, social, and economic development of the Middle East and North Africa. It is the only text on the market that brings attention to the rich histories and highlights the unique aspects of political development in each of the region s countries. $mdash;Feryal Cherif, Loyola Marymount University The coverage is broad and systematic. The individual treatments are always lucid and well informed. The book as a whole is an excellent summing up of the politics of the Middle East one which serves as an introduction to the beginner and as a reference and point of departure for the specialist. $mdash;Middle East Journal With recent upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa, the eighth edition of The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa has been thoroughly revised to provide a necessary, comprehensive and current examination of the domestic politics and foreign policies of this crucial region. A newly expanded introduction provides students with a comparative and thematic overview of the region, from its political regimes and electoral institutions to its economic and social concerns. Each chapter, written by an invited specialist, uses a common framework to explore the historical background, social and political environment, political structure and dynamics, and foreign policy of a country. Chapters are augmented by a country map, a box providing key facts, and an annotated bibliography summarizing the major literature. The eighth edition provides vital new considerations of the aftermath of the Arab Spring, the ongoing sectarian violence and rise of ISIS, and the growth of social forces like youth movements and women s rights groups. In addition, the inclusion of six new contributors brings fresh perspectives, ensuring that The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa remains an essential guide to the region s political landscape. Mark Gasiorowski is professor of political science at Tulane University. He is author and co-author of US Foreign Policy and the Shah: Building a Client State in Iran, Neither East Nor West: Iran, The Soviet Union, and the United States, and Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran. Sean L. Yom is assistant professor of political science at Temple University. He is the author of From Resilience to Revolution: How Foreign Interventions Destabilize the Middle East.