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The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa / Edition 8

The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa / Edition 8

by Mark Gasiorowski, Sean L. Yom
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With recent upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa, the eighth edition of "The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa" has been thoroughly revised to provide a necessary, comprehensive and current examination of the domestic politics and foreign policies of this crucial region. A newly expanded introduction provides students with a comparative and thematic overview of the region, from its political regimes and electoral institutions to its economic and social concerns. Each chapter, written by an invited specialist, uses a common framework to explore the historical background, social and political environment, political structure and dynamics, and foreign policy of a country. Chapters are augmented by a country map, a box providing key facts, and an annotated bibliography summarizing the major literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813349947
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Edition description: Eighth Edition
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 639,457
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Mark Gasiorowski is professor of political science at Tulane Universtiy. He is author of US Foreign Policy and the Shah: Building a Client State in Iran, and co-editor of Neither East Nor West: Iran, The Soviet Union, and the Unites States and Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran

Sean L. Yom is associate professor of political science at Temple University. He is the author of From Resilience to Revolution: How Foreign Interventions Destabilize the Middle East

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Middle East and North Africa in Comparative Perspective, Sean L. Yom

Part One: Mashriq

2. Syrian Arab Republic, Thomas Pierret

3. Republic of Lebanon, William Harris

4. Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Curtis R. Ryan

5. State of Israel, Mira Sucharov and Hamed Mousavi

6. Palestine, Glenn E. Robinson

7. Republic of Turkey, Henri J. Barkey and Omer Taspinar

Part Two: Persian Gulf

8. Republic of Iraq, Ariel I. Ahram

9. Islamic Republic of Iran, Mark Gasiorowski

10. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sebastian Maisel

11. Eastern Arabian States: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman, Jill Crystal

12. Republic of Yemen, Stacey Philbrick Yadav

Part Three: Maghrib

13. Arab Republic of Egypt, Joshua Stacher

14. State of Libya, Karim Mezran

15. Republic of Tunisia, Lindsay J. Benstead

16. People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Azzedine Layachi

17. Kingdom of Morocco, Gregory W. White

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