International Relations of the Middle East

ISBN-10: 019960827X

ISBN-13: 9780199608270

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: Louise Fawcett

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List price: $26.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 3/21/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

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Introduction: The Middle East and International Relations
The book and the title
Studying the international relations of the Middle East
Organization of the volume
Chapter outlines
The international relations of the Middle East and the future
Theoretical and Historical Overview
International Relations Theory and the Middle East
Structural realism and neoliberal institutionalism
International society and hierarchy
Constructivism, pragmatic and radical
Post-structuralism and post-modernism
Key findings from quantitative research
Power transitions and the power cycle
The Emergence of the Middle East into the Modern State System
Introduction: the Arab entry to international relations
Ottoman diplomacy
An Ottoman legacy of statehood
Wartime plans for the partition of the Middle East
The post-war settlement, 1919-22
The colonial framework
The Arab states and the Palestine crisis
The Cold War in the Middle East
The immediate origins of the cold war
Oil in the Middle East
A clash of ideologies
Elements of a case study: Iraq, the Soviet Union, and the United States, 1945-90
The Middle East since the Cold War
Introduction: the end of Middle East exceptionalism?
Decoding the Middle East: intermestics
Oil: a mixed blessing
Traditional (in)security threats
Globalization, the yawning resource gap, and newer threats/conflicts
Religio-politics: from mobilization, to international spillover, to winning elections
The Arab Spring and its regional impact
The Arab Spring magnifies intermestics
Themes in International Relations and International Political Economy
Oil and Political Economy in the International Relations of the Middle East
Oil and the consolidation of the Middle Eastern state system
Oil and the international relations of the Middle East
Oil and domestic politics: the rentier state paradigm
Oil and inter-Arab relations
The regional and international environments and the political order in the Middle East
The Puzzle of Political Reform in the Middle East
Explaining the democracy deficit
Muslims and the question of political reform
The Arab uprisings of 2011
The Politics of Identity in Middle East International Relations
The challenge of nation-building: from empire to states system
Irredentism and inter-state conflict
Identity and the Arab uprising
Identity and foreign policy
Inter-Arab politics amidst supra-state identity: the rise, decline, and evolution of pan-Arabism
Islam and International Relations in the Middle East: From Umma to Nation State
Islam and international relations: history and key concepts
Pan-Islam, colonialism, and the modem state
The political economy of Islamic revival
Islam and geo-politics
Thinking about Islam and foreign policy
Islam, globalization, and the Middle East
Alliances and Regionalism in the Middle East
International relations theory and the case of the Middle East
Regions, regionalism, and understanding cooperation
Middle East regionalism: a review
The Arab Spring: new regionalism?
Middle East Security: Continuity amid Change
Structure and weaknesses of the Arab interstate system
How the 2011 revolts solved the identity dichotomy: the depoliticization of Arabism and Islamic triumph
Strengthening of the monarchical axis
The Gulf's strategic dilemma vis-�-vis the new regional order
Key Issues and Actors
Foreign Policymaking in the Middle East: Complex Realism
Introduction: complex realism
Framework of analysis
Comparative foreign policy in the 2000s: explaining foreign policy variation
The Arab-Israeli Conflict
From the creation of Israel to the 1967 War
The 1967 War, Arab nationalist rivalries, and the re-emergence of the Palestinian factor
From the 1967 war to the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty
From Camp David to Oslo
Palestine-Israel: 2000-12
The Rise and Fall of the Oslo Peace Process
The Oslo peace process
The Oslo accord
Oslo II
Camp David
The International Politics of the Gulf
Regime security, political identity, and Iraqi war decisions
Regime security, regional balancing, and Saudi Arabian alliance decisions
US policy in the Gulf
The War for Regime Change in Iraq
The international system
The regional level
The unit level
The United States in the Middle East
The roots of US involvement
Policymaking: structures and process
New regional developments
US responses to 21st-century challenges
Europe in the Middle East
Phase I: the imperial era and its legacy
Phase II: imperial retreat and cold war rivalries
Phase III: the European Union and regional security
War, sanctions, and trade
The Mediterranean neighbourhood
Europe and the Middle East peace process
Phase IV: Europe and the Arab uprisings
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