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The Arab World and Iran : a turbulent region in transition, edited by Amin Saikal

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The Arab World and Iran : a turbulent region in transition
Title
The Arab World and Iran
Title remainder
a turbulent region in transition
Statement of responsibility
edited by Amin Saikal
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume focuses on interpreting the changing domestic and regional dynamics in the Arab world and Iran. Its chapters discuss an array of countries, events, actors, and issues - from an examination of the Arab Spring and the Tunisian democratic transition, to an exploration of the role of Saudi-Iranian geostrategic rivalry, to the impact of ethnic and sectarian politics in Syria, Iraq, and across the region. Chapters from expert contributors are organized into three parts. The first section of the volume covers the aspects and dynamics of change in the Arab world. The second examines the role of Islam, Islamism, Islamic governance, and sectarian and ethnic politics in the region. The third section focuses on Iranian domestic and regional politics. Yet the theme of transition is constant throughout as this multidisciplinary book draws connections across countries and events to not only inform about the prevailing regional situation, but also to invite readers to draw their own conclusions as to the future of the Middle East. Collectively the volume provides a fresh interpretation of the changing dynamics of the Arab world and Iran, unpacking the complexities of the disputes, conflicts, rivalries, failed goals, and processes of change and development that have made the Muslim Middle East so turbulent, directionless, and perpetually contested by both regional and international actors
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Dewey number
956.05/4
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Saikal, Amin,
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Middle East today
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Middle East
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The Arab World and Iran : a turbulent region in transition, edited by Amin Saikal
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1 The Middle East and North Africa: An Arena of Change and Transition?; Amin Saikal -- Part I The Arab World: Prospects and Challenges in Transition -- Chapter 2 Prospects for Democratization in the Middle East Post-Arab Spring; Fethi Mansouri -- Chapter 3 The Post-Uprising Arab World and the West: Mythology and Cultural Challenges; Robert Bowker -- Chapter 4 Political Economy Dynamics in the Arab Gulf States: Implications for Political Transition; Matthew Gray -- Part II Islamism and Sectarian Politics -- Chapter 5 Islam, Islamism, Muslims, and Governance: Beyond "Islam and Democracy"; Hisham Hellyer -- Chapter 6 The Saudi 'Ulama and the Syrian Civil War; Raihan Ismail -- Chapter 7 Sectarian and Ethnic Politics: The Syrian Conflict; Minerva Nasser-Eddine -- Part III Iranian Domestic Politics and Regional Influence -- Chapter 8 Iran's Syrian Foreign Policy Objectives; Shahram Akbarzadeh -- Chapter 9 Iran's Relations with Afghanistan's National Unity Government; Bruce Koepke -- Chapter 10 Iranian-Saudi Relations in a Changing Regional Environment; Amin Saikal -- Chapter 11 Conclusion; Amin Saikal
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ocn952108551
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781137559661
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unknown
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10.1057/978-1-137-55966-1
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remote
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(OCoLC)952108551
Label
The Arab World and Iran : a turbulent region in transition, edited by Amin Saikal
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1 The Middle East and North Africa: An Arena of Change and Transition?; Amin Saikal -- Part I The Arab World: Prospects and Challenges in Transition -- Chapter 2 Prospects for Democratization in the Middle East Post-Arab Spring; Fethi Mansouri -- Chapter 3 The Post-Uprising Arab World and the West: Mythology and Cultural Challenges; Robert Bowker -- Chapter 4 Political Economy Dynamics in the Arab Gulf States: Implications for Political Transition; Matthew Gray -- Part II Islamism and Sectarian Politics -- Chapter 5 Islam, Islamism, Muslims, and Governance: Beyond "Islam and Democracy"; Hisham Hellyer -- Chapter 6 The Saudi 'Ulama and the Syrian Civil War; Raihan Ismail -- Chapter 7 Sectarian and Ethnic Politics: The Syrian Conflict; Minerva Nasser-Eddine -- Part III Iranian Domestic Politics and Regional Influence -- Chapter 8 Iran's Syrian Foreign Policy Objectives; Shahram Akbarzadeh -- Chapter 9 Iran's Relations with Afghanistan's National Unity Government; Bruce Koepke -- Chapter 10 Iranian-Saudi Relations in a Changing Regional Environment; Amin Saikal -- Chapter 11 Conclusion; Amin Saikal
Control code
ocn952108551
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137559661
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-55966-1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952108551

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