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The Routledge Handbook to the Middle East and North African State and States System

Edited by: Raymond Hinnebusch , Jasmine K. Gani

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  November  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367358877
eBook ISBN: 9780429342486
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429342486
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Book description

Conflict and instability are built into the very fabric of the Middle East and North African (MENA) state and states system; yet both states and states system have displayed remarkable resilience. How can we explain this? This handbook explores the main debates, theoretical approaches and accumulated empirical research by prominent scholars in the field, providing an essential context for scholars pursuing research on the MENA state and states system. Contributions are grouped into four key themes:

? Historical contexts, state-building and politics in MENA

? State actors, societal context and popular activism

? Trans-state politics: the political economy and identity contexts

? The international politics of MENA

The 26 chapters examine the evolution of the state and states system, before and after independence, and take the 2011 Arab uprisings as a pivotal moment that intensified trends already embedded in the system, exposing the deep features of state and system?specifically their built-in vulnerability and their ability to survive.

This handbook provides comprehensive coverage of the history and role of the state in the MENA region. It offers a key resource for all researchers and students interested in international relations and the Middle East and North Africa.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  State, revolution and war Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Historical context of state formation in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  3:  States and state-building in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Political regimes of the Middle East and North Africa Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Authoritarian adaptability and the Arab Spring Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Arab Spring and the Gulf monarchies Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Leadership and legitimacy in MENA Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The military in the Arab state Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Tribes in MENA politics Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Political parties in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Islam and Islamic movements and MENA politics Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Civil society in the Middle East and North Africa Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Arab Spring is not lost Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Tunisia’s “civic parallelism” Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Middle East and North Africa in the lens of Marxist International Relations theory Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Oil and the rentier state in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Divergent development in Egypt and the Gulf Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Studying identity politics in Middle East international relations Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Arab nationalism in Anglophone discourse Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Conflict in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Regionalism in the Middle East and North Africa Download PDF
Chapter  22:  An exceptional context for a debate on international relations? Download PDF
Chapter  23:  US hegemony and MENA Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Alliances and the balance of power in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  25:  War in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  26:  International relations of the Gulf Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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