For courses on the Politics of the Middle East, four year college and university.
This long-time best-seller uses a thematic, rather than country-by-country, approach to the region in an analysis that is at once comprehensive and, at the same time, does not underestimate the intelligence of the college audience.
The authors wrote this book because there were no introductory texts taking a holistic perspective on the region. This book employs a multidisciplinary approach (political science, economics, history, anthropology) to explain the current political dynamics of the region. It avoids a country-by-country approach in favor of a thematic approach that integrates regional experiences into a whole. Major themes include political development, economic development, international relations, Islam - mainstream and jihadist, colonialism and post-colonialism; and recent political changes, with particular emphasis on the U.S. intervention in Iraq and the rising interest in democracy regionally.
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“This exceptional text, which is popular amongst instructors and students alike, contains reliable and well-presented information about the Middle East. Its excellent framework will help undergraduates better understand contemporary developments in the region by examining its history and culture, as well as the impact of Islam, colonialism, and globalization.”–Anca Turcu, University of Central FloridaAbout the Author:
Roy R. Andersen is Charles W. and Arvilla S. Timme Professor of Economics at Knox College.
Robert F. Seibert is Robert W. Murphy Professor of Political Science, chair of Integrated International Studies, and co-chair of the Global Studies Center at Knox College.
Jon Wagner is Professor of Anthropology at Knox College.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3rd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0136842003
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