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State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East

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ISBN-10: 0415297141

ISBN-13: 9780415297141

Edition: 3rd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Roger Owen

List price: $54.95
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This third edition continues to explore the emergence of individual Middle Eastern states since the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the First World War and the key themes that have characterised the region since then.
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Roger Owen is A. J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History, Emeritus, at Harvard University.

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
States and state-building
The end of empires: the emergence of the modern Middle Eastern states
The growth of state power in the Arab world: the single-party regimes
The growth of state power in the Arab world under family rule, and the Libyan alternative
Arab nationalism, Arab unity and the practice of intra-Arab state relations
State and politics in Israel, Iran and Turkey from the Second World War
The remaking of the Middle Eastern political environment between the two Gulf Wars
Themes in contemporary Middle Eastern politics
The politics of economic restructuring
Parties, elections and the vexed question of democracy in the Arab world
The politics of religious revival
The military in and out of politics
Some important non-state actors
The impact of the 11 September attacks
America attempts to remake the Middle East
Conclusion: the Middle East at the beginning of the twenty-first century
Notes
Select bibliography
Index