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Identity and Foreign Policy in the Middle East
Shibley Telhami and Michael Barnett, together with experts on Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, and Syria, explore how the formation and transformation of national and state identities affect the foreign policy behavior of Middle Eastern states.



Democracy in Translation
Understanding Politics in an Unfamiliar Culture
Frederic Charles Schaffer, Frederic C. Schaffer
Frederic C. Schaffer challenges the assumption often made by American scholars that democracy has been achieved in foreign countries when criteria such as free elections are met. Elections, he argues, often have cultural underpinnings that...



The Hidden Hand of American Hegemony
Petrodollar Recycling and International Markets
David E. Spiro
Between 1973 and 1980, the cost of crude oil rose suddenly and dramatically, precipitating convulsions in international politics. Conventional wisdom holds that international capital markets adjusted automatically and remarkably well: enormous amounts...



Authoritarianism in Syria
Institutions and Social Conflict, 1946–1970
Steven Heydemann
For almost forty years Syria has been ruled by a populist authoritarian regime under the Ba'th Party, led since 1970 by President Hafiz al-Asad. The durability and resilience of this regime is a striking contrast to the instability and intense social...



State Building and Late Development
David Waldner
Why does state building sometimes promote economic growth and in other cases impede it? Through an analysis of political and economic development in four countries—Turkey, Syria, Korea, and Taiwan—this book explores the origins of...



Libya since Independence
Oil and State-building
Dirk Vandewalle
Vandewalle supplies a detailed analysis of Libya's political and economic development since the country's independence in...



The Price of Wealth
Economies and Institutions in the Middle East
Kiren Aziz Chaudhry
Kiren Aziz Chaudhry shows how state and market institutions are created and transformed in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, two countries that typify labor and oil exporters in the developing worlds.



The Dual Nature of Islamic Fundamentalism
Johannes Jansen
Fundamentalism fuses religion and politics, and in this compelling book Johannes J. G. Jansen describes and analyzes from original Arabic sources the Islamic incarnation of such a fusion. He offers comparisons with millenarian and revivalist...



Why Syria Goes to War
Thirty Years of Confrontation
Fred Lawson, Fred H. Lawson
Rejecting conventional explanations for Syrian foreign policy, which emphasize the personalities and attitudes of leaders, cultural factors peculiar to Arab societies, or the machinations of the great powers, Fred H. Lawson describes key shifts...



Unsettled States, Disputed Lands
Britain and Ireland, France and Algeria, Israel and the West Bank-Gaza
Ian S. Lustick



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