Middle East Patterns

Places, Peoples, and Politics

Author: Colbert C. Held,Mildred McDonald Held,John V. Cotter

Publisher: Palabra

ISBN: 9780813341705

Category: History

Page: 646

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Newly revised and updated, this is the only comprehensive general geography of the Middle East by an American geographer, making it critical reading for all students of geography, regional history, comparative governments, economics, politics, and anthropology.
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Middle East Patterns

Places, Peoples, and Politics

Author: Colbert C. Held,John Thomas Cummings

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 659

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Thoroughly revised and updated, this comprehensive general geography of the Middle East is critical reading for all students of the region's geography, regional history, politics, comparative governments, and development economics.
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Middle East Patterns, Student Economy Edition

Places, People, and Politics

Author: Colbert Held

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429973071

Category: Political Science

Page: 728

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Now in its sixth edition, this classic text continues to be the most comprehensive and authoritative geographical study of the region.
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Turkey in the Middle East

Oil, Islam, and Politics

Author: Alon Liel,Liel

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555879099

Category: History

Page: 253

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At the turn of the century, modern Turkey remains torn between the secular heritage of its founder, Kemal Ataturk, and the political and social trends that challenge that legacy. Alon Liel traces the development of Turkey's current political environment, investigating the collapse of the country's economy in the 1970s, its recovery in the 1980s, its relationship with its Middle Eastern neighbors, and the dramatic political events of the 1990s.
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The Middle East in the Twentieth Century

Author: Martin Sicker

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275968939

Category: History

Page: 293

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Sicker views a century of Middle East history from a perspective that illustrates the interaction of global and regional geopolitics and the effects of Great Power involvement on regional stability. He focuses on "bull in a china shop" interventions that have produced as much chaos as order in the region.
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Contemporary Politics in the Middle East

Author: Beverley Milton-Edwards

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509520864

Category: Political Science

Page: 388

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The fourth edition of this dynamic and popular text provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary politics in the Middle East. Fully revised and updated throughout, it features a new chapter on the Arab Spring and its aftermath, plus a wide range of vibrant case studies, data, questions for class discussion and suggestions for further reading. Purposefully employing a clear thematic structure, the book begins by introducing key concepts and contentious debates before outlining the impact of colonialism, and the rise and relevance of Arab nationalism in the region. Major political issues affecting the Middle East are then explored in full. These include political economy, conflict, political Islam, gender, the regional democracy deficit, and ethnicity and minorities. The book also examines the role of key foreign actors, such as the USA, Russia and the EU, and concludes with an in-depth analysis of the Arab uprisings and their impact in an era of uncertainty.
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The Non-Western World

Environment, Development and Human Rights

Author: Pradyumna P. Karan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135938369

Category: Social Science

Page: 602

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Through a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary approach, this introductory textbook focuses on critical issues of development, environment, and cultural conflicts facing most area of the non-Western world. Areas covered include China, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa.
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Egypt

Author: Mona L. Russell Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 159884234X

Category: History

Page: 508

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This handbook provides an overview of the society, culture, geography, history, and politics of contemporary Egypt. • Includes informative sections on Egyptian art, literature, music, economy, politics, geography, and much more • Provides a detailed, historical chronology of Egypt from ancient times to present day • Contains a bibliography, glossary, and index to facilitate further research
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Jordan in Transition

From Hussein to Abdullah

Author: Curtis R. Ryan

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588261038

Category: Political Science

Page: 159

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Jordan has long been regarded as a pivotal country in the Middle East, one whose policy choices carry strong implications for regional stability. Jordan in Transition offers a cogent and compelling analysis of the country's domestic and international politics. Ryan argues that there have been four dramatic transitions in Jordan's recent past: ambitious economic restructuring; efforts toward political liberalization; realignments in foreign relations (culminating in the 1994 peace agreement with Israel); and the succession of King Abdullah II. Exploring these transitions, and how each in turn affects the others, he provides a major contribution to our understanding of Jordan.
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Near Eastern Archaeology

A Reader

Author: Suzanne Richard

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 1575060833

Category: History

Page: 486

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Annotation Filling a gap in classroom texts, more than 60 essays by major scholars in the field have been gathered to create the most up-to-date and complete book available on Levantine and Near Eastern archaeology. The book is divided into two sections: "Theory, Method, and Context," and "Cultural Phases and Topics," which together provide both methodological and areal coverage of the subject. The text is complemented by many line drawings and photographs. Includes a foreword by W.G. Dever.
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