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Boxes, Figures, Tables, and Maps About the Editor Contributors Foreword by Lina Khatib Introduction Acknowledgments PART I * OVERVIEW Chapter 1 * The Making of the Modern Middle East The Ottoman and Safavid Empires Changing Contexts The New Middle East States, Nations, and Debates about the Way Forward Al-Naksa and Its Ramifications Conclusion Suggested Readings Chapter 2 * The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Emergence of the Conflict Consolidation of the Conflict The Arab State Dimension Reemergence of the Palestinian Dimension Israel and the Territories The Intifada The Oslo Peace Process New Actors, Continuing Conflict Suggested Readings Chapter 3 * States and Institutions The State Regime Types Key Institutions Understanding Regime Breakdown and Reform Prospects for Democracy? Conclusion Suggested Readings Chapter 4 * Religion, Society, and Politics in the Middle East Religious Diversity Religiosity State and Religion Religion and Civil Society Conclusion Suggested Readings Chapter 5 * Actors, Public Opinion, and Participation Citizen Attitudes in the MENA Formal Avenues of Political Participation Social Movements Informal Political Participation New Channels of Political Participation Conclusion Suggested Readings Chapter 6 * Social Change in the Middle East Social Change and Social Structure Population Growth and Urbanization Labor Force Growth, Employment Challenges, and Income Inequalities Education and Human Development The Family, Family Law, and Sexuality Dynamics of Social Change: Focus on Women's Rights After the Arab Spring: Changes in Attitudes and Value Orientations Conclusion Suggested Readings Chapter 7 * The Political Economy of Development in the Middle East Measuring Development in the Middle East The Economic Costs of War and Protracted Conflict Development Paths in the Middle East Development Challenges in the Middle East Conclusion Suggested Readings Chapter 8 * International Relations Conceptualizing the International Relations of the Middle East Military Capabilities The Power Structure of Regional Politics Historical Periods Conclusion: Potential Transformative Forces Suggested Readings PART II * PROFILES Chapter 9 * Algeria History of State Formation Changing Society Institutions and Governance Actors, Opinions, and Participation Religion and Politics Protest and Social Conflict Political Economy International and Regional Politics Conclusion Addendum Suggested Readings Chapter 10 * Egypt History of State Formation Institutions and Governance Parties and Movements Religion and Politics Political Economy Regional and International Politics Conclusion Suggested Readings Chapter 11 * Iran History of State Formation and Political Change Institutions and Governance Elites, Public Opinion, Parties, and Elections Social Changes and Challenges Religion and Politics Political Economy Conflict International Relations Conclusion Suggested Readings and Websites Chapter 12 * Iraq History of State-Building: The Making of the Contemporary State Social Change Political Regimes and Governance Political Participation Regional and International Relations Domestic Armed Conflict Religion and Politics Political Economy of Development Conclusion Suggested Readings Chapter 13 * Israel History of State-Building Religion and Politics Institutions and Governance Political Participation: The Left-Right Spectrum, Political Parties, and Civil Society Political Economy Israel's Regional and International Relations Conclusion Suggested Readings Chapter 14 * Jordan The Making of the Contemporary State Societal Changes and Challenges Religion Institutions and Governance Actors, Opinion, and Participation Political Economy Regional and International Relations Suggested Readings and Websites Chapter 15 * Kuwait History and State-Building Demographic and Social Transformation Religion and Politics Institutions and Governance Domestic Conflict Political Economy Foreign Policy Future Prospects Suggested Readings Chapter 16 * Lebanon Making of the Contemporary State The Civil War: 1975 to 1990 The Taif Agreement The Postwar Period: 1990 to 2005 From the Syrian Withdrawal to the Arab Uprisings: 2005 to 2011 Surviving the Syrian Civil War: 2011 to the Present Societal Changes and Challenges Institutions and Governance Actors, Opinion, and Participation Religion and Politics Political Economy Regional and International Relations Conclusion Suggested Readings Chapter 17 * Libya History of State-Building The Political Economy of Development Social Change Political Institutions and Participation Religion and Politics Domestic Conflict and Rebel Governance Regional and International Relations Conclusion Suggested Readings Chapter 18 * The Lower Gulf States Common Themes The United Arab Emirates Oman Qatar Bahrain Conclusion Suggested Readings Chapter 19 * Morocco Historical Overview Social Transformation and Challenges Political Institutions Political Economy Regional and International Relations Conclusion Suggested Readings Chapter 20 * Palestine History of State-Building: The Creation of a Quasi State Social Transformation: Displaced Elites, Missing Territorial Constituencies, and Fragmentation Religion and Politics: Evolving Relations Development of PA Institutions Political Participation Domestic Conflict: Fatah-Hamas Divide Political Economy Regional and International Relations: Wars on Gaza Instead of Peace Negotiations Suggested Readings Chapter 21 * Kingdom of Saudi Arabia State Formation: A Man for a Kingdom and a Kingdom for a Man Oil! The Political Economy of Saudi Arabia Changes and Challenges in Society Institutions and Governance Actors, Opinion, and Political Participation Regional and International Politics Religion, Politics, and Domestic Conflict Conclusion Suggested Readings Chapter 22 * Syria History of State Formation Changing Society Institutions and Governance Actors and Participation Political Economy Domestic Conflict and Rebel Governance Regional and International Politics Conclusion Suggested Readings Chapter 23 * Tunisia Overview of Tunisia's Transition Interim Tensions History of State-Building Social Change in Tunisia State Institutions and Governance Actors and Participation Religion, Society, and Politics in Tunisia Political Economy Foreign Relations Domestic Conflict Conclusion: Democratic Consolidation or Reversal? Suggested Readings Chapter 24 * Turkey History of State Formation Changing Society: Turkey's Tumultuous Modernization and Contestations Political Institutions, Governance, and Turkey's Democratic Backsliding Actors, Opinion, and Political Participation Turkey's Political Economy Regional and International Relations Conclusion Suggested Readings Chapter 25 * Yemen The History of State-Building: Development of the Republic of Yemen Societal Challenges Institutions and Governance Actors, Opinion, and Participation Domestic Conflicts Religion, Society, and Politics Political Economy International Relations and Security Outlook Suggested Readings Notes Index

About the Author

Ellen Lust is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Founder and Director of the Program on Governance and Local Development at the University of Gothenburg. She received her M.A. in Modern Middle East and North African Studies (1993) and PhD in Political Science (1997) from the University of Michigan. She has conducted research and engaged in policy dialogue across the Middle East, including Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Malawi, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, and Tunisia, as well as in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has served as an advisor and consultant to such organizations as the UNDP, UN Democracy Fund, The World Bank, USAID, Carter Center, Freedom House, and NDI. Ellen has authored numerous books and articles, including Structuring Contestation in the Arab World (Cambridge University Press, 2005); Political Participation in the Middle East and North Africa (Lynne Rienner Press, 2008), co-edited with Saloua Zerhouni; Taking to the Streets: Activism and the Arab Uprisings (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), co-edited with Lina Khatib and Trust, Voice and Incentives: Learning from Local Successes in Service Delivery in the Middle East and North Africa (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2015) in collaboration with Hana Brixi and Michael Woolcock. Her research has been supported by foundations such as the Moulay Hicham Foundation, National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, FORMAS and the Swedish Research Council. (See gld.gu.se for further information.)

Reviews

"The Middle East (editor Ellen Lust) is the most comprehensive textbook on the Middle East and its diverse countries. . . . It brings the most up-to-date data, thorough analysis, and information by leading scholars to the fingertips of 'budding scholars' of the region at our universities. The book is a keeper on our bookshelves for use as a reference material." -- Heba F. El-Shazli, PhD
"Written by a group of well-known experts and researchers who have diligently worked and updated the book since its first edition to include the most important features of state, polity, and governance in [the] Middle East and North Africa . . . This book is equally useful for instructors and students." -- Jalil Roshandel
"Excellent in-depth look at Middle Eastern history, society, culture, economics, [and] politics." -- Filiz Otucu Ruhm
"The Saladin of basic Middle Eastern textbooks." -- Peter B. Heller,
"I reviewed many texts when developing my course, and I've been happy with my choice of Lust's The Middle East. It is comprehensive in its coverage and balanced in its treatment of disputed or politically sensitive topics." -- Sally J. Howard
"A well-written text accessible to students at the all levels and with varied levels of preparedness for a comparative politics or areas studies course." -- George K. Keteku
"Written by a group of distinguished academics, the Middle East provides an insightful review of the region's complex politics from a comparative perspective." -- Yusurf Sarfati

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