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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Politics and Governance in the Middle East

ISBN 9780230361324
Publication Date August 2015
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

A systematic and up-to-date introduction to politics and society in the Middle East. It examines domestic, regional and global actors and in light of the so-called 'Arab Spring', pays particular attention to the tension between processes of democratization and ongoing authoritarianism.

Vincent Durac is Lecturer in Middle East Politics and Development at University College Dublin, Ireland.
Francesco Cavatorta is Associate Professor in Political Science at Laval University, Canada.

1. Introduction
2. The Arab Awakening
3. The Historical and Political Context
4. Social Structures and Social Development
5. Political Economy
6. Institutions, Parties and Elections
7. Religion and Politics
8. Civil Society and Political Change
9. Gender and Politics
10. The Military, Security and Conflict
11. The Middle East and the Wider World
12. After the Awakening.


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