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Rethinking Middle East Politics: State Formation and Development

Rethinking Middle East Politics: State Formation and Development

Simon Bromley

ISBN: 978-0-745-60908-9

Jan 1994, Polity

200 pages

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$29.95

Description

This new text offers an introduction to the complex area of Middle East politics, Bromley formulates a new way of analysing politics in the Middle East and develops a perspective which has major implications for rethinking Third World politics more generally.
Preface.

Introduction.

1. Understanding the Middle East.

2. From Tributary Empires to States-System.

3. Rethinking Middle East Politics.

4. Comparative State Formation in the Middle East.

5. Patterns of Social Development in the Middle East.

Conclusions.

Appendix.

Bibliography.

Index.

'A thought-provoking, theoretically informed book which challenges the way we look at the politics of the modern Middle East.' Times Literary Supplement

'Highly recommended to all students and scholars of the Middle East.' Social and Behavioral Sciences

'A radical, cogent revision of the whole framework in which this region is normally studied.' International Affairs

'This is a most stimulating and provocative book, one which will undoubtedly loom large on booklists in Middle Eastern politics for many years to come. It is also a pleasure to read.' Political Quarterly

'The book he has produced offers a provocative examination of a much-debated aspect of the Middle Eastern politics. It should be carefully read by anyone who is interested in examining the historical forces behind state formation in the Middle East.' CIRA Bulletin

"Rethinking Middle East Politics ... provides a compelling and often provocative description of the Janus-faced nature of Middle East state formation and political development.... An important piece of scholarship that deserves the attention of students of Middle Eastern politics and development." The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences


"Rethinking Middle East Politics raises important questions with regards to the distinctiveness of the Middle East, and, as such makes a valuable contribution to the existing literature." Political Studies

* This book provides a brilliant systematic review of competing approaches to understanding Middle East politics.
* The author offers a comparative framework for Middle East politics - he looks at Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
* He discusses in detail theories of the role of state development, Islam and Arabism in the Middle East.
* Bromley develops a new theoretical account relevant to the study of the Third World and to social and political theory more generally.
* This book provides a brilliant systematic review of competing approaches to understanding Middle East politics.
* The author offers a comparative framework for Middle East politics - he looks at Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
* He discusses in detail theories of the role of state development, Islam and Arabism in the Middle East.
* Bromley develops a new theoretical account relevant to the study of the Third World and to social and political theory more generally.