Middle East and North Africa A Political Primer

ISBN-10: 0321081064
ISBN-13: 9780321081063
Edition: 2002
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List price: $103.80
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Weatherby, Joseph N., The Middle East and North Africa: A Political Primer*\ This short, jargon-free primer provides readers with the basic background in the geography, history, politics, and religion of the Middle East and North Africa that they need to truly understand this fascinating region. The perfect book for any introductory topic on Middle Eastern or comparative politics. This accessible primer gives readers the background and context they need to study the changing political institutions and processes of the region. This objective, clearly-written overview of the Middle East and North Africa is organized into chapters covering regions, settings, political geography, religion, and history. For those interested in Middle East politics, comparative politics.

Preface
Middle East Geography
Introduction
Where Is the Middle East?
What Special Names Are Associated with the Middle East and North Africa?
What Geographical Features Make Up the Middle East and North Africa?
What Are the Important Rivers in the Middle East and North Africa?
Where Are Some of the Famous Smaller but Important Cities?
Where Are the Famous Dead "Cities of the Sand"?
What Additional Terms Are Important to Know?
Summary
The Geostrategic Middle East and North Africa
Introduction
Why Are the Middle East and North Africa Geographically Important Areas?
What Are the Politics of Geography in the Middle East and North Africa?
Who Are the Geographic Theorists Whose Ideas Have Influenced the Politics of the Middle East and North Africa?
How Do These Four Theories of Global Strategy Apply to the Study of a Region Such as the Middle East and North Africa?
What Events Dragged the Middle East and North Africa into Containment of Russian Communism Strategy?
What Are Some of the Most Important Geopolitical Flashpoints in the Middle East and North Africa?
Words Commonly Used in Describing the Politics of Geography in the Middle East and North Africa
Summary
The Politics of Religion in the Middle East and North Africa
Introduction
Why Is Religion Important in the Middle East and North Africa?
What Is the Most Influential Religion in the Politics of the Middle East and North Africa?
What Is the History of Christianity in the Middle East and North Africa?
What Is the History of the Jews of the Middle East and North Africa?
Who Are the Zoroastrians?
Summary
The Politics of Culture in the Middle East and North Africa
Introduction
Is There a Single Race of People in the Middle East and North Africa?
Summary
The Politics of Islamic History, Colonialism, and Nationalism in the Middle East and North Africa
Why Study the Political History of Islam?
How Did the Three Major Islamic Dynasties Develop?
What Is the History of Western Colonialism, Neocolonialism, and Imperialism in the Middle East and North Africa?
The Development of Nationalism in the Middle East and North Africa
Modern Middle Eastern Nationalism
What Are Some Examples of Nationalism in the Middle East and North Africa?
What Are Some Other Events, Organizations, and People Important to the History of Islam, Colonialism, and Nationalism?
Summary
The Politics of Issues
Introduction
The Dispute Between Arabs, Palestinians, and Israelis
The Political Impact of Petroleum on the Middle East and North Africa
The Political Conflicts Over Pipelines and Canals in the Middle East and North Africa
Religious Fundamentalism in the Middle East and North Africa
The Conflict Over Islamic Fundamentalism in Algeria
The Changing Role of Women in the Middle East and North Africa
The Impact of New Young Leaders on the Policies of the Middle East and North Africa
The New "Great Game" in Central Asia
The Muslim Rich Get Richer While the Muslim Poor Are Left in the Dust
Summary
Some Final Thoughts for Americans About the Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
Eight Laws Shaping Politics
What Are the Future Prospects for the Middle East and North Africa?
Summary
Country Profiles
Algeria
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Cyprus
Egypt
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
Libya
Morocco
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Tajikistan
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Yemen
Index

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