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This cutting-edge examination of the domestic politics of the Middle East—now thoroughly revised to reflect the events of the Arab Spring—has quickly proven itself ideal for classroom use. The book has been designed to give students tools that will help them to analyze politics in the region not only during the present unsettled period, but also as events unfold. Offering insightful analyses and a wealth of accessible information, it encourages comparative, critical thinking by students at all levels.
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Michele Penner Angrist is associate professor of political science at Union College. She is author of Party Building in the Modern Middle East and coeditor (with Marsha Pripstein Posusney) of Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Regimes and Resistance.Review:
This is one of the best surveys of Middle Eastern politics. Highly recommended. --Choice
An excellent text.... The important themes that are established in the early chapters are carried consistently through the country cases that follow. And all is written in a style that will be easily accessible, even enjoyable, to students. --Ellen Lust, Yale University
Excellent.... An extremely clear and comprehensive introduction to the politics of the Middle East, far superior to other available texts. --Samer Shehata, Georgetown University
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Book Description Lynne Rienner Pub, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1588267415