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Remaking the middle east (Nationali : Nationalism and Internationalism - Paul J White

Remaking the middle east (Nationali

Nationalism and Internationalism

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How realistic is peace in the Middle East? Certainly there appears to be a reduction in conflict, and concrete improvements are clearly visible: the Gulf War opened the door to regional realignments that paved the way for the PLO-Israel peace agreement, which in turn made peace negotiations possible between Israel and Syria; Lebanon is rebuilding its cities following a cessation of its civil war; Iran has evidenced signs of a rapprochement with the West. Yet some analysts predict that these changes are doomed to failure. With its longstanding territorial disputes and pronounced ethnic and religious divides, will this troubled region ever resolve its conflicts? Pessimists further contend that vexed problems such as gender relations and human rights violations remain unaffected by the processes of international political readjustment. This provocative and interdisciplinary book tackles these controversial questions from a wide range of perspectives in an effort to unravel the complexities of this exciting area, which is the spotlight of tremendous global concern -- never more so than at the present.

"A wide-ranging collection of papers on the dynamics, trends and possible fixture(s) of the Middle East in the 1990s, this volume offers much food for thought." International Affairs "The introduction to the book is a godsend." British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

Contents
Introduction
Civil War, Community and State in the Middle East
Dichotomy and Complementarity: Tenets of Islam and their Interrelationship
The Impasse of Liberalising Arab Authoritarianism: The Cases of Algeria and Egypt
The Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Lebanon
Islam Revisited: Wo(men)hood, Nationhood, and the Legitimating Crisis of Gender Equality
The Gender of Tradition: Syrian Women and the Feminist Agenda
Islam, Culture and Nationalism: The Post-Soviet Experience of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan
Economic Development and the Search for National Identity in Central Asia
Iran's Foreign Policy Since the Gulf War
Turkey: From Total War to Civil War?
The Role of the United States as an Initiator and an Intermediary in the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process: Comparing the Approaches of the Bush and Clinton Administrations
History and the Meaning of Disaster: Arab and Palestinian Politics from 1948 to 1993
Religious Fundamentalism: A Threat to the State of Israel?
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ISBN: 9781859731635
ISBN-10: 1859731635
Series: Nationalism and Internationalism
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 1st April 1997
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1