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The Greater Middle East in global politics [electronic resource] : social science perspectives on the changing geography of the world politics / edited by M. Parvizi Amineh.

Contributor(s): Amineh, Mehdi Parvizi.
Material type: TextTextSeries: International studies in sociology and social anthropology: v. 106.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 544 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789047422099 (electronic bk.); 9047422090 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Middle East -- Politics and government | World politics | Middle East -- Social conditions | HISTORY -- General | Internationalisatie | Rusland | Azi�e | Internationale Politik | Zentralasien | Naher Osten | Nordafrika | Gesellschaft | Politik | Mittlerer Osten | Geschichte 1798-2007Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Greater Middle East in global politics.DDC classification: 956.05 Other classification: 73.70 | 89.70 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of the Greater Middle East / Mehdi Parvizi Amineh -- Foreign intervention and social transformation in the Greater Middle East. IR-Theory and transformations in the Greater Middle East : the role of the United States / Mehdi Parvizi Amineh and Henk Houweling -- Connecting Central Eurasia to the Middle East in American Foreign Policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan : 1979-Present / Simon Bromley -- US-Russian strategic relations and the structuration of Central Asia / Robert M. Cutler -- State, society, and economy in the Greater Middle East. The Iranian Revolution : the multiple contexts of the Iranian Revolution / Mehdi Parvizi Amineh and S.N. Eisenstadt -- Iranian foreign policy since the Iranian Islamic Revolution : 1979-2006 / Eva Patricia Rakel -- The Middle East's democracy decit in comparative perspective / Mehran Kamrava -- The challenges of modernity : the case of political Islam / Mehdi Parvizi Amineh -- The Turkish political economy : globalization and regionalism / Nilgun Onder -- The Maghreb : social, political, and economic developments / Louisa Dris-Ait-Hamadouche and Yahia Zoubir -- From Soviet Republics to independent countries : challenges of transition in Central Asia / Mirzohid Rahimov -- Central Asia since the dissolution of the Soviet Union : economic reforms and their impact on state-society relations / Richard Pomfret -- New twists, more intricate congurations : the changing Israel-Palestinian regional security complex / Fred Lawson -- The politics of oil and major power rivalry in the post-cold war Greater Middle East. Global energy security and its geopolitical impediments : the case of the Caspian Region / Mehdi Parvizi Amineh and Henk Houweling -- China and the Greater Middle East : globalization no longer equals westernization / Kurt W. Radtke -- Indian power projection in the Greater Middle East : tools and objectives / Prithvi Ram Mudiam -- The changing face of the Russian Far East : cooperation and resource competition between Japan, Korea, and China in Northeast Asia / Roger Kangas -- India-Pakistan engagement with the Greater Middle East : implications and options / B.M. Jain -- The EU's policies of security of energy supply towards the Middle East and Caspian Region : major power politics? / Femke Hogeveen and Wilbur Perlot.
Summary: This anthology unites in one volume two studies of the Greater Middle East in global politics - each conceptual and empirical. First, it is a historical-comparative study of politics and societies in selected Greater Middle Eastern countries. Second, it is an empirical case study of states and societies of the Greater Middle East in global politics.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 497-523) and index.

Introduction : theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of the Greater Middle East / Mehdi Parvizi Amineh -- Foreign intervention and social transformation in the Greater Middle East. IR-Theory and transformations in the Greater Middle East : the role of the United States / Mehdi Parvizi Amineh and Henk Houweling -- Connecting Central Eurasia to the Middle East in American Foreign Policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan : 1979-Present / Simon Bromley -- US-Russian strategic relations and the structuration of Central Asia / Robert M. Cutler -- State, society, and economy in the Greater Middle East. The Iranian Revolution : the multiple contexts of the Iranian Revolution / Mehdi Parvizi Amineh and S.N. Eisenstadt -- Iranian foreign policy since the Iranian Islamic Revolution : 1979-2006 / Eva Patricia Rakel -- The Middle East's democracy decit in comparative perspective / Mehran Kamrava -- The challenges of modernity : the case of political Islam / Mehdi Parvizi Amineh -- The Turkish political economy : globalization and regionalism / Nilgun Onder -- The Maghreb : social, political, and economic developments / Louisa Dris-Ait-Hamadouche and Yahia Zoubir -- From Soviet Republics to independent countries : challenges of transition in Central Asia / Mirzohid Rahimov -- Central Asia since the dissolution of the Soviet Union : economic reforms and their impact on state-society relations / Richard Pomfret -- New twists, more intricate congurations : the changing Israel-Palestinian regional security complex / Fred Lawson -- The politics of oil and major power rivalry in the post-cold war Greater Middle East. Global energy security and its geopolitical impediments : the case of the Caspian Region / Mehdi Parvizi Amineh and Henk Houweling -- China and the Greater Middle East : globalization no longer equals westernization / Kurt W. Radtke -- Indian power projection in the Greater Middle East : tools and objectives / Prithvi Ram Mudiam -- The changing face of the Russian Far East : cooperation and resource competition between Japan, Korea, and China in Northeast Asia / Roger Kangas -- India-Pakistan engagement with the Greater Middle East : implications and options / B.M. Jain -- The EU's policies of security of energy supply towards the Middle East and Caspian Region : major power politics? / Femke Hogeveen and Wilbur Perlot.

This anthology unites in one volume two studies of the Greater Middle East in global politics - each conceptual and empirical. First, it is a historical-comparative study of politics and societies in selected Greater Middle Eastern countries. Second, it is an empirical case study of states and societies of the Greater Middle East in global politics.

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