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“Written by a group of well-known experts and researchers who have diligently worked, and updated the book since its first edition to include the most important features of State, Polity, and Governance in Middle East and North Africa… This book is equally useful for instructors and students.”
—Jalil Roshandel, East Carolina University

In the more succinct Fifteenth Edition of The Middle East, editor Ellen Lust brings important new coverage to this comprehensive, balanced, and superbly researched text. In clear prose, Lust and her contributors explain the many complex changes taking place across the region. All country profile 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. This best-selling text not only helps readers comprehend more fully the world around them, but it also enables readers to recognize and formulate policies that can more successfully engage the Middle East.


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Boxes, Figures, Tables, and Maps
 
About the Editor
 
Contributors
Lina Khatib
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Part 1: Overview
Michael Gasper
1. The Making of the Modern Middle East
The Ottoman and Safavid Empires  
Changing Contexts  
The New Middle East States, Nations, and Debates about the Way Forward  
Al-Naksa and Its Ramifications  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  
Mark Tessler
2. The Israeli-Palestinian Conlict
Emergence of the Conflict  
Consolidation of the Conflict  
The Arab State Dimension  
Reemergence of the Palestinian Dimension  
Israel and Territories  
The Intifada  
The Oslo Peace Process  
New Actors, Continuing Conflict  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  
Ellen Lust
3. States and Institutions
State  
Weak States in the MENA Region  
Challenges of State-Building  
Regime Types  
Key Institutions  
Understanding Regime Breakdown and Reform  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  
Robert Lee, Lihi Ben Shitrit
4. Religion, Society and Politics in the Middle East
Religious Diversity  
Religiosity  
State and Religion  
Religion and Civil Society  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  
Janine Clark
5. Actors, Public Opinion and Participation
Citizen Attitudes in the MENA  
Formal Avenues of Political Participation  
Social Movements  
Informal Political Participation  
New Channels of Political Participation  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  
Valentine Moghadam
6. Social Changes in the Middle East
Introduction  
Social Change Social Structure  
Population Growth and Urbanization  
Labor Force Growth, Employment Challenges, and Income Inequalities  
Education and Human Development  
The Family, Family Law, and Sexuality  
Dynamics of Social Change: Focus on Women's Rights  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  
Melani Cammett, Ishac Diwan
7. The Political Economy of Development in the Middle East
Measuring Development 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  
Notes  
Marc Lynch
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  
Notes  
 
Part 2: Profiles
Lahouari Addi
9. Algeria
History of State Formation  
Changing Society  
Institutions and Governance  
Religion and Politics  
Protest and Social Conflict  
International and Regional Politics  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  
Tarek Masoud
10. Egypt
History of State Formation  
Institutions and Governance  
Parties and Movements  
Religion and Politics  
Political Economy  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  
Mehrzad Boroujerdi
11. Iran
History of State Formation and Political Change  
Institutions and Governance  
Elites, Public Opinion, Parties, and Elections  
Social Changes and Challenges  
Religion and Politics  
Political Economy  
Conflict  
International Relations  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Suggested Websites  
Notes  
Julia Choucair-Vizoso
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  
Notes  
Lihi Ben Shitrit
13. Israel
History of State-Building  
Religions and Politics  
Institutions and Governance  
Political Participation: The Left-Right Spectrum, Political Parties, and Civil Society  
Political Economy  
Israel's Regional and International Relations  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  
Conclusion  
Laurie Brand
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  
Notes  
Hesham Al-Awadi
15. Kuwait
History and State-Building  
Demographic and Social Transformation  
Religion and Politics  
Institutions and Governance  
Domestic Conflict  
Political Economy  
Foreign Policy  
Future Prospects  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  
Paul Salem
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  
Religion and Politics  
Political Economy  
Regional and International Relations  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  
Jacob Mundy
17. Libya
Introduction  
History of State-Building  
The Political Economy of Development  
Social Change  
Political Institutions and Participation  
Religion and Politics  
Domestic Conflict and Rebel Governance  
Regional and International Relations  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  
Michael Herb
18. The Lower Gulf States
Common Themes  
The United Arab Emirates  
Oman  
Qatar  
Bahrain  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  
Saloua Zerhouni, Driss Maghraoui
19. Morocco: Institutions under Monarchical Dominance
Historical Overview  
Social Transformation and Challenges  
Political Institutions  
Political Economy  
Regional and International Relations  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  
Alaa Tartir, Benoit Challand
20. Palestine
History of State-Building: The Creating 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  
Notes  
Dina Alsowayel
21. Saudi Arabia
State Formation: A Man for a Kingdom and a Kingdom for a Man  
Oil! The Political Economy of Saudi Arabia  
Changes and Challenges in Society  
Institutions and Governance  
Actors, Opinion, and Political Participation  
International and Regional Politics  
Religion, Politics, and Domestic Conflict  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  
Raymond Hinnebusch
22. Syria
History of State Formation  
Changing Society  
Institutions and Governance  
Actors and Participation  
Political Economy  
Domestic Conflict and Rebel Governance  
Regional and International Politics  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  
Laryssa Chomiak, Robert Parks
23. 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  
Conclusion: Democratic Consolidation or Reversal?  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  
Mine Eder
24. Turkey
History of State Formation  
Changing Society: Turkey's Tumultuous Modernization and Contestations  
Political Institutions, Governance, and Turkey's Democratic Backsliding  
Actors, Opinion, and Political Participation  
Turkey's Political Economy  
Regional and International Relations  
Conclusion  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  
Sarah Phillips
25. Yemen
The History of State-Building: Development of the Republic of Yemen  
Societal Challenges  
Institutions and Governance  
Actors, Opinion, and Participation  
Domestic Conflicts  
Religion, Society, and Politics  
Political Economy  
International Relations and Security  
Outlook  
Suggested Readings  
Notes  

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The Middle East (editor Ellen Lust) is the most comprehensive textbook on the Middle East and its diverse countries. . . . It brings the most up-to-date data, thorough analysis, and information by leading scholars to the fingertips of ‘budding scholars’ of the region at our universities. The book is a keeper on our bookshelves for use as a reference material.”

Heba F. El-Shazli, PhD
George Mason University

“Written by a group of well-known experts and researchers who have diligently worked and updated the book since its first edition to include the most important features of state, polity, and governance in [the] Middle East and North Africa . . . This book is equally useful for instructors and students.”

Jalil Roshandel
East Carolina University

“Excellent in-depth look at Middle Eastern history, society, culture, economics, [and] politics.”

Filiz Otucu Ruhm
Plymouth State University

“The Saladin of basic Middle Eastern textbooks.”

Peter B. Heller,
Manhattan College

“I reviewed many texts when developing my course, and I’ve been happy with my choice of Lust’s The Middle East. It is comprehensive in its coverage and balanced in its treatment of disputed or politically sensitive topics.”

Sally J. Howard
Concord University

“A well-written text accessible to students at the all levels and with varied levels of preparedness for a comparative politics or areas studies course.”

George K. Keteku
State University of New York, Westchester Community College

“Written by a group of distinguished academics, the Middle East provides an insightful review of the region’s complex politics from a comparative perspective.”

Yusurf Sarfati
Illinois State University
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • Streamlined and reordered chapters improve the flow of the material and make the book easier to comprehend. 
  • Expanded definitions of key terms provide students with a deeper understanding of key political science terms and theories.
  • Enhanced instructor material assists in instruction and course preparation.

KEY FEATURES:

  • A time-tested and highly respected classroom resource, the book offers the most even-handed overview of the region. 
  • Comprehensive coverage of the domestic, regional and international aspects of the Middle East  gives readers an appreciation for the enormous diversity across the region.
  • 16 country profiles are written by authors with a wealth of experience and provide a comprehensive, accessible, and balanced look at each of the region’s countries.
  • The volume is divided into two parts. The first, the Overview section provides readers thematic overviews of the Middle East that introduce them to major issues that inform studies of the region, including the general trends, important exceptions, and a review of theoretical approaches and concepts. The second, Profiles, presents comprehensive studies of individual countries.
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