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The Middle East

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Middle East Politics

June 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

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