Middle East Studies for the New Millennium

Author: Seteney Shami
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9781479827787
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: Education

Few world regions today are of more pressing social and political interest than the Middle East: hardly a day has passed in the last decade without events there making global news. Understanding the region has never been more important, yet the field of Middle East studies in the United States is in flux, enmeshed in ongoing controversies about the relationship between knowledge and power, the role of the federal government at universities, and ways of knowing “other” cultures and places. Assembling a wide range of scholars immersed in the transformations of their disciplines and the study of this world region, Middle East Studies for the New Millennium explores the big-picture issues affecting the field, from the geopolitics of knowledge production to structural changes in the university to broader political and public contexts. Tracing the development of the field from the early days of the American university to the “Islamophobia” of the present day, this book explores Middle East studies as a discipline and, more generally, its impact on the social sciences and academia. Topics include how different disciplines engage with Middle East scholars, how American universities teach Middle East studies and related fields, and the relationship between scholarship and U.S.-Arab relations, among others. Middle East Studies for the New Millennium presents a comprehensive, authoritative overview of how this crucial field of academic inquiry came to be and where it is going next.

Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa

Author: Sherine Hafez
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253007612
Release Date: 2013-06-05
Genre: History

This volume combines ethnographic accounts of fieldwork with overviews of recent anthropological literature about the region on topics such as Islam, gender, youth, and new media. It addresses contemporary debates about modernity, nation building, and the link between the ideology of power and the production of knowledge. Contributors include established and emerging scholars known for the depth and quality of their ethnographic writing and for their interventions in current theory.

Middle East Politics for the New Millennium

Author: Louis A. Gordon
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739196984
Release Date: 2016-10-07
Genre: Political Science

This book explores the domestic and international relations of countries in the Middle East and North Africa using the focus of ideas and repeat interactions employed by constructivism. This book incorporates rich history and analyses of political trends and figures of the region to develop a deeper understanding of Middle East politics.

Turkey facing a new millennium

Author: Amikam Nachmani
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781847795595
Release Date: 2013-07-19
Genre: Political Science

Turkey's involvement in the Gulf War in 1991 paved the way for the country's acceptance into the European Union. This book, newly available in paperback, traces that process and in the first part looks at Turkey's foreign policy in the 1990s, considering the ability of the country to withstand the repercussions of the fall of communism. It focuses on Turkey's achievement in halting and minimising the effects of the temporary devaluation in its strategic importance that resulted from the waning of the Cold War and the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the skilful way in which Turkey avoided becoming embroiled in the ethnic upheavals in Central Asia, the Balkans and the Middle East, and the development of a continued policy of closer integration into the European and western worlds. Internal politics are the focus of the second part of the book, addressing the curbing of the Kurdish revolt, the economic gains made, and the strengthening of civil society. Nachmani goes on to analyse the prospects for Turkey in the twenty-first century, in the light of the possible integration into Europe, which may leave the country's leadership free to deal effectively with domestic issues. This book will make crucial reading for anyone studying Turkish politics, or indeed European or European Union politics.

Islamic Perspectives on the New Millennium

Author: Virginia Matheson Hooker
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9789812302403
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Islam

The chapters are presented in pairs which offer Middle Eastern (and in one case South Asian) points of view which are matched by Southeast Asian perspectives on each of the six topics. While the media is quick to report on the more violent expressions of Islam, including terrorism, the vigorous debates, which now characterize the intellectual discourse in Muslim communities, are rarely if ever reported. This book not only describes and analyses those debates but also reflects the views of many Muslims across the world, emphasizing the connections and contrasts between the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

The Arab Spring Democracy and Security

Author: Efraim Inbar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135967178
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Genre: History

This volume analyzes the political, economic and strategic dimensions of the recent upheavals in the Middle East known as the Arab Spring. Mass demonstrations in many Arab states challenged the political status quo and the existing political and cultural system in the region. While it is too early to offer a definitive analysis of the impact of the widespread discontent in the Arab world, the trajectory of the events indicates regime change in several states, containment of political unrest in most states, increase in Islamic tendencies, centrifugal tendencies in a number of political units and deterioration of economic conditions. This volume presents an initial assessment by a selected group of Israeli scholars of the implications of the Arab Spring. The chapters focus on important issues such as democratization, the role of economic factors in political change and explanations for variations in regime stability in the Middle East. Taking an international relations perspective, the book not only examines the evolving regional balance, but also explores the link between external and internal politics and the implications of terrorism for regional security. The chapters also address the implications of the Arab Spring for Israel and its chances of existing peacefully in the region. This volume will be of much interest to students of Middle East politics, international security, foreign policy and international relations.

Economic Development and Political Reform

Author: Bradley Louis Glasser
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781008183
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

"Providing new theoretical perspectives on Third World political and economic reform, this innovative volume will be of particular interest to political economists, international governmental and developmental organizations, international financial institutions and non-governmental organizations in this region."--BOOK JACKET.

Coptic Studies on the Threshold of a New Millennium

Author: Mat Immerzeel
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
ISBN: 9042914092
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The congresses organised every four years under the auspices of the International Association for Coptic Studies (IACS) are the main forum for scholars of Egyptian Christian life and culture through the ages. The proceedings of the seventh congress, which was held in Leiden in 2000, comprise ninety-nine papers, reflecting the growth and diversification of Coptic studies worldwide. They include valuable and sometimes groundbreaking essays in topics of, for example, Coptic language, literature, monasticism and archaeology. A particularly noteworthy and important feature of the present proceedings are the state-of-the-art reviews of current trends and achievements in the main fields of the discipline, written by invited experts and accompanied by extensive bibliographies. These review articles cover aspects of Coptic studies as diverse as papyrology, gnosticism, liturgy, Copto-Arabic and art history. They turn these two volumes into real reference books, indispensable for every scholar of early Church history, late antiquity and Near Eastern Christianity.

Ibss Economics 1999

Author: British Library of Political and Economic Science
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415240093
Release Date: 2000-12-07
Genre: Business & Economics

The International Bibliographies of the Social Sciences have been renowned for their international coverage and rigorous selection procedures for nearly 50 years. Arranged by topic and indexed by author, subject and place-name, each bibliography lists and

International studies in the next millennium

Author: Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (Connecticut College)
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 0275960455
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Education

Examines how international studies programs can be best adapted to the needs of the 21st century.

The Persian Gulf at the Dawn of the New Millennium

Author: Gawdat Bahgat
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1560726784
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Provides an account of the discovery of oil in the Persian Gulf and the tension between domestic forces and international companies over the ownership of these resources, then examines price fluctuations from 1973 to 1998, analyzes dynamics of both demand and supply policies, and demonstrates the unique characteristics of the Gulf that will keep it as the major player in the oil industry well into the 21st century. Argues that the North Sea and Caspian Basin cannot replace the Gulf as the dominant player in energy politics.

Die Araber und der Holocaust

Author: Gilbert Achcar
Publisher: Edition Nautilus
ISBN: 9783960541264
Release Date: 2012-06-13
Genre: History

Es gibt kaum ein explosiveres Thema als "Die Araber und der Holocaust" - das Terrain ist vermint, voller Vorwürfe und Gegenvorwürfe: Die einen werden beschuldigt, den Holocaust zu verleugnen; den anderen wird vorgeworfen, die eigene Tragödie auszubeuten und die der Gegenseite zu ignorieren. In seiner wegweisenden Untersuchung hat der Politikwissenschaftler Gilbert Achcar das Geflecht der unvereinbar scheinenden Narrative und ihre Rolle im Nahost-Konflikt untersucht. Er analysiert die verschiedenen arabischen Reaktionen auf den Nationalsozialismus, von den ersten drohenden Vorzeichen des Völkermords an den Juden über die Gründung Israels und die von Massenvertreibungen begleitete Zerstörung des historischen Palästina bis zur Gegenwart, und stellt sie in ihren jeweiligen historischen und politischen Kontext. Er kritisiert jede Geschichtsschreibung und politische Propaganda, die durch Antisemitismus und Holocaust-Leugnung motiviert sind. Berechtigte Kritik, darauf besteht Achcar, muss einhergehen mit ehrlicher Selbstkritik. Achcars Buch wirkt befreiend, weil es Möglichkeiten der Verständigung eröffnet, die seit Jahren durch einen erbitterten internationalen Propagandakrieg verschüttet werden.

The Wages of Oil

Author: Michael Herb
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801454684
Release Date: 2014-11-13
Genre: Political Science

The contrast between Kuwait and the UAE today illustrates the vastly different possible futures facing the smaller states of the Gulf. Dubai's rulers dream of creating a truly global business center, a megalopolis of many millions attracting immigrants in great waves from near and far. Kuwait, meanwhile, has the most spirited and influential parliament in any of the oil-rich Gulf monarchies. In The Wages of Oil, Michael Herb provides a robust framework for thinking about the future of the Gulf monarchies. The Gulf has seen enormous changes in recent years, and more are to come. Herb explains the nature of the changes we are likely to see in the future. He starts by asking why Kuwait is far ahead of all other Gulf monarchies in terms of political liberalization, but behind all of them in its efforts to diversify its economy away from oil. He compares Kuwait with the United Arab Emirates, which lacks Kuwait's parliament but has moved ambitiously to diversify. This data-rich book reflects the importance of both politics and economic development issues for decision-makers in the Gulf. Herb develops a political economy of the Gulf that ties together a variety of issues usually treated separately: Kuwait's National Assembly, Dubai's real estate boom, the paucity of citizen labor in the private sector, class divisions among citizens, the caste divide between citizens and noncitizens, and the politics of land.

Arab Awakening and Islamic Revival

Author: Martin Seth Kramer
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412817394
Release Date: 2011-12-31
Genre: Political Science

Over the past decade, the political ground beneath the Middle East has shifted. Arab nationalism the political orthodoxy for most of this century has lost its grip on the imagination and allegiance of a new generation. At the same time, Islam as an ideology has spread across the region, and "Islamists" bid to capture the center of politics. Most Western scholars and experts once hailed the redemptive power of Arabism. Arab Awakening and Islamic Revival is a critical assessment of the contradictions of Arab nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism, and the misrepresentation of both in the West. The first part of the book argues that Arab nationalism--the so-called Arab awakening--bore within it the seeds of its own failure. Arabism as an idea drew upon foreign sources and resources. Even as it claimed to liberate the Arabs from imperialism it deepened intellectual dependence upon the West's own romanticism and radicalism. Ultimately, Arab nationalism became a force of oppression rather than liberation, and a mirror image of the imperialism it defied. Kramer's essays together form the only chronological telling and the at fully documented postmortem of Arabism. The second part of the book examines the similar failings of Islamism, whose ideas are Islamic reworkings of Western ideological radicalism. Its effect has been to give new life to old rationales for oppression, authoritarianism, and sectarian division. Arab Awakening and Islamic Revival provides an alternative view of a century of Middle Eastern history. As the region moves fitfully past ideology, Kramer's perspective is more compelling than at any time in the past-in Western academe no less than among many in the Middle. This book will be of interest to sociologists, political scientists, economists, and Middle East specialists.