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, 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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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 Middle East Today

Political, Geographical and Cultural Perspectives

Author: Dona J. Stewart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135980799

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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The new edition of The Middle East Today provides an accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students of Middle East Studies, Middle East politics and geography. This updated and revised edition features a host of pedagogical features to assist students with their learning, including; detailed maps and images, case studies on key issues, boxed sections and suggestions for further reading. The book highlights the current issues facing the Middle East, linking them to the rich political, geographical and cultural history of the region. The author examines the crises and conflicts, both current and potential, likely to dominate the region in coming years. The second edition has been fully updated and revised to include discussion of such recent events as: the effects of the Arab Spring Turkey’s growing influence in the region the dramatic increase in Iran’s nuclear capabilities Osama bin Laden’s death and declining support for violent extremist movements in the Middle East. Further supplemented by a companion website containing sample chapters, a selection of maps formatted for use in presentations, and annotated links to online resources and websites, The Middle East Today is an essential resource for all students of Middle East Studies, Middle East politics and geography.
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Ethnic Conflict and International Politics in the Middle East

Author: Workshop on Ethnic and Religious Conflict in the Middle East

Publisher: University Press of Florida

ISBN: 9780813016870

Category: Political Science

Page: 396

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This volume argues that ethnic conflicts are built into the regional system of the Middle East, frequently encouraged as an aspect of international strategy, and cannot be managed without changing the system itself. The authors challenge assumptions of studies of ethnic conflict.
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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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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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Turkey in the Middle East

Oil, Islam, and Politics

Author: Alon 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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Near Eastern Archaeology

A Reader

Author: Suzanne Richard

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 1575060833

Category: History

Page: 486

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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. -- Publisher description
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