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The Middle East

14th Edition
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May 2016 | 1 056 pages | CQ Press
In the Fourteenth Edition of The Middle East, Ellen Lust brings important new coverage to this comprehensive, balanced, and superbly researched text. In clear prose, Lust and her outstanding contributors explain the many complex changes taking place across the region. New to this edition is a country profile chapter on Sudan by Fareed Hassan. All country chapters now address domestic and regional conflict more explicitly, and all tables, figures, boxes, and maps have been fully updated with the most recent data and information. 

 
I. Overview
Michael Gasper
Chapter 1: The Making of the Modern Middle East
Background: Early Islamic History  
The Ottoman and Safavid Empires  
Changing Contexts  
End of the Old Regime and the New Middle East  
States, Nations, and Debates about the Way Forward  
Al-Naksa and Its Ramifications  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Valentine M. Moghadam and Tabitha Decker
Chapter 2: Social Change in the Middle East
Modernization, Development, and Globalization  
Urbanization and Demographic Transitions  
Labor Force Growth, Employment Challenges, and Social Inequalities  
Education and Human Development  
The Family, Family Law, and Sexuality  
Dynamics of Social Change: Focus on Women’s Rights  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Ellen Lust
Chapter 3: Institutions and Governance
The State  
Regime Types  
Key Institutions  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Melani Cammett and Ishac Diwan
Chapter 4: The Political Economy of Development in the Middle East
Measuring Development in the Middle East  
Varieties of Political Economies in the Middle East  
The Economic Costs of War and Protracted Conflict  
Development Paths in the Middle East  
Development Challenges in the Middle East  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Robert Lee and Lihi Ben Shitrit
Chapter 5: Religion, Society, and Politics in the Middle East
Religious Diversity  
Religiosity  
State and Religion  
Religion and Civil Society  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Janine A. Clark and Lina Khatib
Chapter 6: Actors, Public Opinion, and Participation
Citizen Attitudes in the Arab World?  
Formal Avenues of Political Participation  
Social Movements  
Informal Political Participation  
Revolutionizing Political Participation: New Channels of Activity  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Mark Tessler
Chapter 7: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Emergence of the Conflict  
Consolidation of the Conflict  
The Arab State Dimension  
Reemergence of the Palestinian Dimension  
Israel and the Territories  
The Intifada  
The Oslo Peace Process  
New Actors, Continuing Conflict  
Suggested Readings  
Marc Lynch
Chapter 8: International Relations
Conceptualizing the International Relations of the Middle East  
The Power Structure of Regional Politics  
Historical Periods  
Conclusion: Potential Transformative Forces  
Suggested Readings  
 
II. Profiles
Lahouari Addi
Chapter 9: Algeria
History of State Formation  
Changing Society  
Institutions and Governance  
Actors, Opinions, and Participation  
Religion and Politics  
Protest and Social Conflict  
Political Economy  
International and Regional Politics  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Tarek Masoud
Chapter 10: Egypt
History of State Formation  
Institutions and Governance  
Parties and Movements  
Religion and Politics  
Political Economy  
Regional and International Politics  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Mehrzad Boroujerdi
Chapter 11: Iran
History of State Formation and Political Change  
Institutions and Governance  
Public Opinion, Parties, and Elections  
Social Changes and Challenges  
Political Economy  
Conflict  
International Relations  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Julia Choucair-Vizoso
Chapter 12: Iraq
History of State-Building: The Making of the Contemporary State  
Social Change  
Political Regimes and Governance  
Political Participation  
Regional and International Relations  
Domestic Armed Conflict  
Religion and Politics  
Political Economy of Development  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Lihi Ben Shitrit
Chapter 13: Israel
History of State-Building  
Religion and Politics  
Institutions and Governance  
Political Participation: The Left-Right Spectrum, Political Parties, and Civil Society  
Political Economy  
Israel’s Regional and International Relations  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Laurie A. Brand
Chapter 14: Jordan
The Making of the Contemporary State  
Societal Changes and Challenges  
Religion  
Institutions and Governance  
Actors, Opinion, and Participation  
Political Economy  
Regional and International Relations  
Suggested Readings  
Hesham Al-Awadi
Chapter 15: Kuwait
Hesham Al-Awadi  
Demographic and Social Transformation  
Religion and Politics  
Institutions and Governance  
Domestic Conflict  
Political Economy  
Foreign Policy  
Future Prospects  
Suggested Readings  
Paul Salem
Chapter 16: Lebanon
Making of the Contemporary State  
The Civil War: 1975 to 1990  
The Taif Agreement  
The Postwar Period: 1990 to 2005  
From the Syrian Withdrawal to the Arab Uprisings: 2005 to 2011  
Surviving the Syrian Civil War: 2011 to the Present  
Societal Changes and Challenges  
Institutions and Governance  
Actors, Opinion, and Participation  
Political Economy  
Regional and International Relations  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Jacob Mundy
Chapter 17: Libya
Introduction  
History of State-Building  
The Political Economy of Development  
Social Change Tabitha Decker
Political Institutions and Participation  
Religion and Politics  
Regional and International Relations  
Domestic Conflict and Rebel Governance  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Michael Herb
Chapter 18: The Lower Gulf States
Common Themes  
The United Arab Emirates  
Oman  
Qatar  
Bahrain  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Driss Maghraoui and Saloua Zerhouni
Chapter 19: Morocco
Historical Overview  
Social Transformation and Challenges  
Political Institutions  
Political Economy  
Political Participation in Morocco: From Depoliticization to the February 20 Movement  
Regional and International Relations  
Conclusion  
Alaa Tartir and Benoît Challand
Chapter 20: Palestine
History of State Building: The Creation of a Quasi-State  
Social Transformation: Displaced Elites, Missing Territorial Constituencies, and Fragmentation  
Religion and Politics: Evolving Relations  
Development of PA Institutions  
Political Participation  
Domestic Conflict: Fatah-Hamas Divide  
Political Economy  
Regional and International Relations: Wars on Gaza instead of Peace Negotiations  
Suggested Readings  
Pascal Menoret
Chapter 21: Saudi Arabia
History of State Formation  
Political Economy  
Changes and Challenges in Society  
Institutions and Governance  
Actors, Opinion, and Political Participation  
International and Regional Politics  
Religion, Politics, and Domestic Conflict  
Suggested Readings  
Fareed M.A. Hassan
Chapter 22: Sudan
History of State Formation  
Institutions and Governance  
Religion and Politics  
Actors and Participation  
Political Economy  
Societal Change and Challenges  
Domestic Conflict and Security Developments  
Regional and International Relations  
Conclusion: Looking Forward  
Suggested Readings  
Raymond Hinnebusch
Chapter 23: Syria
History of State Formation  
Changing Society  
Institutions and Governance  
Actors and Participation  
Political Economy  
Domestic Conflict and Rebel Governance  
Regional and International Politics Marc Lynch
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Laryssa Chomiak and Robert Parks
Chapter 24: Tunisia
Overview of Tunisia’s Transition  
Interim Tensions  
History of State Building  
Social Change in Tunisia  
State Institutions and Governance  
Actors and Participation  
Religion, Society, and Politics in Tunisia  
Political Economy  
Foreign Relations  
Domestic Conflict David Patel
Conclusion: Democratic Consolidation or Reversal?  
Suggested Readings  
Mine Eder
Chapter 25: Turkey
History of State Formation  
Changing Society: Turkey’s Tumultuous Modernization  
Political Institutions and Governance  
Actors, Opinion, and Political Participation  
Turkey’s Political Economy  
Regional and International Relations  
Conclusion  
Sarah Phillips
Chapter 26: Yemen
The History of State-Building: Development of the Republic of Yemen  
Societal Challenges  
Institutions and Governance Ellen Lust
Actors, Opinion, and Participation  
Domestic Conflicts  
Religion, Society, and Politics  
Political Economy  
International Relations and Security  
Outlook  
Suggested Readings  
Janine Clark
Actors, Public Opinion, and Participation
Lahouari Addi
Algeria
Tarek Masoud
Egypt
Julia Choucair-Vizoso
Iraq
Lihi Ben Shitrit
Israel
Laurie Brand
Jordan
Hesham Al-Awadi
Kuwait
Jacob Mundy
Libya
Michael Herb
Lower Gulf States
Driss Maghraoui, Saloua Zerhouni
Morocco
Benoit Challand, Alaa Tartir
Palestine
Robert Lee, Lihi Ben Shitrit
Religion, Society, and Politics in the Middle East
Pascal Menoret
Saudi Arabia
Valentine Moghadam
Social Change in the Middle East
Fareed Hassan
Sudan
Raymond Hinnebusch
Syria
Mark Tessler
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Michael Gasper
The Making of the Modern Middle East
Melani Cammett, Ishac Diwan
The Political Economy of Development in the Middle East
Laryssa Chomiak, Robert Parks
Tunisia
Mine Eder
Turkey
Mehrzad Boroujerdi
Iran
Sarah Phillips
Yemen
Paul Salem
Lebanon

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site

Available for instructors is a password-protected resource site featuring instructor manual and graphics from the book.

The Middle East is an excellent, comprehensive book that is well-liked by students.  It presents theoretical concepts in political science along with country case studies. This is a definite strength, which allows book sections to be assigned for different courses and at different levels.”

Lindsay J. Benstead
Portland State University

“Lust’s The Middle East is one of the best introductory texts on the region.  It covers a large amount of material, while addressing current issues and historical processes in an unbiased manner, a core strength of the text.” 

Jacqueline Sievert
Western Carolina University

"Lust's The Middle East is an extraordinarily useful text for courses in Middle East Politics. The articles in the volume are very well researched and accessible to students, and as current as can be. I highly recommend it."

Ricardo Laremont
Binghamton University –The State University of New York

Engaging and comprehensive text with country specific expert authors.

Professor Sunday Obazuaye
Political Science, Cerritos College
February 13, 2018
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • Every chapter has been thoroughly revised to cover all of the major changes in the region since the uprisings of 2011, expansion of conflict, and more complex regional and international relations
  • A new chapter on Sudan by Fareed Hassan
  • A new forward by Lisa Anderson, the President of the American University of Cairo
  • The chapter on Regimes and Institutions is fully revised and streamlined
  • Country chapters now have sections explicitly addressing domestic and regional conflict
  • The political economy chapter is fully revised with new theoretical framework
  • The chapter on Tunisia fully revised and expanded
  • The Iraq chapter, with a new author, is now more congruent with the thematic section of the book
  • The Libya chapter, with a new author, has been fully revised
KEY FEATURES:
  • Offers the most even-handed overview of the region; a time-tested and highly respected classroom resource
  • Offers the most comprehensive coverage available of the domestic, regional and international aspects of the region and its countries
  • All country profile chapters address domestic conflict dynamics in the context of the country under discussion
  • All country profiles have been revised to ensure that they cover all thematic topics covered in the book, making cross-country comparison easier and more systematic
  • Across the book, intensive coverage of major developments, like the ongoing conflict in Syria, continuing tensions between Israel and Palestine, problems with cross- and intra-border displacement of people, and the manifold repercussions of the Arab Spring uprisings
  • Online ancillaries accompany this edition including resources for further teaching and all of the maps, tables, and figures are available for download

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 3

Chapter 24


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