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The International Politics of the Middle East

Raymond Hinnebusch


This text aims to fill a gap in the field of Middle Eastern political studies by combining international relations theory with concrete case studies. It begins with an overview of the rules and features of the Middle East regional system—the arena in which the local states, including Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Israel and the Arab states of Syria, Jordan and Iraq, operate. The book goes on to analyse foreign-policy-making in key states, illustrating how systemic determinants constrain this policy-making, and how these constraints are dealt with in distinctive ways depending on the particular domestic ... More

Keywords: international relations theory, Middle East, systemic determinants, policy-making, state policies, major conflicts, Arab-Israeli conflict, Gulf War, regional alignment, global capitalist market

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780719053450
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719053450.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raymond Hinnebusch, author