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Routledge Handbook of International Relations in the Middle East

Edited by: Shahram Akbarzadeh

Print publication date:  April  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9780415317283
eBook ISBN: 9781315229591
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315229591
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<P>This handbook examines the regional and international dynamics of the Middle East. It challenges the state society dichotomy to make sense of decision-making and behavior by ruling regimes. The&nbsp;33 chapter authors include the world?s leading scholars of the Middle East and International Relations (IR) in order to make sense of the region. This synthesis of area studies expertise and IR theory provides a unique and rigorous account of the region?s current dynamics, which have reached a crisis point since the beginning of the Arab Spring.</P> <P>The Middle East has been characterized by volatility for more than a century. Although the region attracts significant scholarly interest, IR theory has rarely been used as a tool to understand events. The constructivist approach in IR highlights the significance of state identity, shaped by history and culture, in making sense of international relations. The authors of this volume consider how IR theory can elucidate the patterns and principles that shape the region, in order to provide a rigorous account of the contemporary challenges of the Middle East.</P> <P>The<I> Routledge Handbook of International Relations in the Middle East </I>provides comprehensive coverage of International Relations issues in the region. Thus, it offers key resources for researchers and students interested in International Relations and the Middle East.</P>

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The blurred line between state identity and realpolitik Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Neoclassical realism Download PDF
Chapter  3:  What constructivism? Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Historical sociology and Middle East international relations Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Subaltern realism meets the Arab world Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Islam, political Islam, and the state system Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Don’t shoot the elephant Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The revolutionary guard in Iranian domestic and foreign power politics Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Arab uprising and regional power struggle Download PDF
Chapter  10:  US–Israel relations during the Obama administration Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Saudi Arabia and Iran Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Arab Spring and Russian foreign policy toward the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  13:  China’s foray into the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Oil production, innovation, and politics in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Qatar Download PDF
Chapter  16:  GCC foreign policy Download PDF
Chapter  17:  EU policy in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Old and new challenges for ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  19:  UN Security Council Resolution 1325 Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The demise of the Arab strongman? Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Armed non-state actors and strategic decision-making Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Islamic State Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Proxy relations Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Muslim Brotherhood and An-Nahda after the Arab Spring Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Transition and the Arab Spring Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Shock absorption Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The rise and fall of Turkey in the Arab Spring Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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