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ARAB3035 - Module Reading List

Issues in Middle East Politics, 2013/14, Semester 1, 2
Hendrik Kraetzschmar
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I. Domestic Issues in Contemporary Middle Eastern Politics

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Turkey: Secularism versus Islamism

Core Readings:

M. Hakan Yavuz, ed.,The emergence of a new Turkey : democracy and the AK Parti (2006), pp.136-159, 185-206.

A. Dismour,Turkey decoded (2008), pp.19-35, 69-97, 128-145, 214-226.

U. Cizre,Secular and Islamic politics in Turkey : the making of the Justice and Development Party (2008), pp.1-14 and 41-171

A. Gol, ‘The Identity of Turkey: Muslim and Secular’,Third world quarterly. Vol. 30, No. 4 (2009), pp.795-811

M. Somer and E. Liaras, ‘Turkey’s New Kurdish Opening’,Middle East policy. Vol. XVII, No. 2 (Summer 2010), pp.152-165;

F. S. Larrabee, ‘Turkey’s New Geopolitics’,Survival. Vol. 52, No. 2 (April-May 2010), pp.157-180;

N. Brown and E. E. Shahin, eds.,The struggle over democracy in the Middle East : external efforts and regional politics (2010), pp.158-184.

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Iran: The Struggle for Leadership in the Islamic Republic

Core Readings:

A. Ehteshami and M. Zweiri,Iran and the rise of its neoconservatives : the politics of Tehran's silent revolution (2007), pp.33-95.

A. Ansari, Iran under Ahmadinejad, the Politics of Contradiction, Adelphi Paper No. 393 (2007), pp.67-90.

A. Lennon, ed.,The epicenter of crisis : the new Middle East (2007), pp.221-254.

K. Naji,Ahmadinejad, The Secret History of Iran’s Radical Leader (2008), pp.1-90, 207-266.

E. Lust-Okar and S. Zerhouni, eds,Political participation in the Middle East (2008), pp.51-74.

N. Entessar, ‘Iran’s Nuclear Decision-Making Calculus’,Middle East policy. , Vol. XVI, No. 2 (Summer 2009), pp.26-34.

K. Harris, ‘The Politics of Subsidy Reform in Iran’,Middle East report. (Spring 2010), pp.36-44.

‘Iran in Ferment’,Journal of democracy. Vol. 20, No. 4 (October 2009), pp.6-20.

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Iraq: From US Military Occupation to Sovereign Independence

Core Readings:

L. Freedman,A choice of enemies : America confronts the Middle East (2008), pp.397-448.

E. Sky, ‘Iraq, From Surge to Sovereignty’,Foreign Affairs , Vol. 90, No. 2 (March/April 2011), pp.117-127.

International affairs. , Vol. 86, No. 6 (November 2010), pp.1261-1379 and 1395-1409 (several articles).

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Saudi Arabia: Political Opposition and Reform

Core Readings:

P. Aarts and G Nonneman, eds.,Saudi Arabia in the balance : political economy, society, foreign affairs (2005), pp.185-306.

M. Yamani, ‘The Two Faces of Saudi Arabia’Survival , Vol. 50, No. 1 (Feb-March 2008), pp.143-156.

Lennon, ed.,The epicenter of crisis : the new Middle East , pp.3-58.

D. Ottaway, ‘The King and the US,’Foreign Affairs Vol. 88, No. 3 (May/June 2009), pp.121-131.

M. Ayoob and H. Kosebalaban, editors,Religion and politics in Saudi Arabia : Wahhabism and the State (2009), pp.91-120.

I. Forstenlechner and E. Rutledge, ‘Unemployment in the Gulf’,Middle East policy. Vol. XVII, No. 2 (Summer 2010), pp.38-51.

M. Al-Rasheed,A History of Saudi Arabia , 2nd Edition (2010), pp.242-274.

M. Weston,Prophets and princes : Saudi Arabia from Muhammad to the present (2008), pp.509-549.

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Lebanon: The Short-Term & Long-Term Implications of the Al-Taif Agreement

Core Readings:

Y. Choueiri, ed.,Breaking the cycle : civil wars in Lebanon (2007), pp.137-323.

A. W. Samii, ‘A Stable Structure on Shifting Sands: Assessing the Hizbullah-Iran-Syria Relationship’The Middle East journal. , Vol. 62, No. 1 (Winter 2008), pp.32-53.

S. T. Flanigan and M. Abed-Samad, ‘Hezbollah’s Social Jihad: Non profits as Resistance Organizations,’Middle East policy. Vol. XVI, No. 2 (Summer 2009), pp.122-137.

D. Hirst,Beware of small states : Lebanon, battleground of the Middle East (2010), pp.279-427.

F. Makhzoumi, ‘Lebanon’s Crisis of Sovereignty’,Survival Vol. 52, No. 2 (April-May 2010), pp.5-12.

N. Brown and E.E. Shahin,The struggle over democracy in the Middle East : external efforts and regional politics (2010), pp.136-150.

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Israel: The Impact of the Occupied Territories on Israeli Society

Core Readings:

C. Schindler,A history of modern Israel (2008), pp.227-350.

S. Cypel,Walled : Israeli society at an impasse (2006), pp.228-470.

G. Ben-Porat et al,Israel since 1980 (2008), pp.23-30, 49-53, 65-68.

B. Milton-Edwards and S. Farrell,Hamas : the Islamic resistance movement (2010), pp.85-181.

S. Makdisi,Palestine inside out : an everyday occupation (2010), pp.1-318.

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Jordan: The Survival and Regional Importance of a Small Regional State

Core Readings:

A. Shlaim,Lion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace (2007), pp.1-37, 582-616.

S. Fathi, ‘Jordanian Survival Strategy: the Election Law as a Safety Valve’Middle Eastern Studies , Vol. 4, No. 6 (November 2005), pp.889-898.

L. Csicsmann, ‘Responsible freedom and national security : liberalisation and de-liberalisation in Jordan under King Abdullah IISociety and Economy, Vol. 29, No. 1 (2007), pp.103-122.

E. Lust-Okar and S. Zerhouni, eds.,Political participation in the Middle East (2008), pp.75-94.

N. Brown and E.E. Shahin,The struggle over democracy in the Middle East : external efforts and regional politics (2010), pp.121-133.

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Egypt: Regime Policies towards Islamic Organisations during the Authoritarian Era

Core Readings:

D. Sullivan et al,Islam in contemporary Egypt : civil society vs. the state (1999), pp.21-39, 41-70, 71-95.

G. Cavdar, ‘The Paradox of Egyptian Political Reform’International journal of Middle East studies. Vol. XXX, No. 4 (Summer 2007), pp.1-21.

J. L. Esposito,Islam and Politics, 4th Edition (1998), pp.131-148, 235-260.

E. Lust-Okar and S. Zerhouni, editors,Political participation in the Middle East (2008), pp.95-120.

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II.Regional Issues in Contemporary Middle East Politics

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Regionalism in World Politics

Core Readings:

A. Hurrell,On Global Order, Power, Values and the Constitution of International Society (2007), pp.239-261.

M. Farrell et al, eds.,Global politics of regionalism : theory and practice (2005), pp.1-17, 187-201, 269-286.

L. Fawcett, ed.,International Relations of the Middle East , Second Edition, (2009), pp.188-207.

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The Kurdish Question and the Region

Core Readings:

C. MacDonald and C. O’Leary, eds.,Kurdish identity : human rights and political status (2007), pp.15-31, 56-76, 87-114, 161-177, 181-212, 231-236, 237-262.

J. Ciment,The Kurds : state and minority in Turkey, Iraq, and Iran (1996), pp.36-74.

K. Yildiz,The Kurds in Iraq (2007), pp.7-14, 79-89, 191-212.

R. Visser and G. Stansfield, editors,An Iraq of its regions : cornerstones of a federal democracy? (2008), pp.123-149.

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Collective Security in the Arab Gulf Region

Core Readings:

P. Bilgin,Regional security in the Middle East : a critical perspective , 2005, pp.1-63.

A. K. Abdullah, ‘The Gulf Cooperation Council: Nature, Origin and Process’ in M. Hudson, ed.,Middle East dilemma : the politics and economics of Arab integration , 1998, pp.150-170.

The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research,The Gulf : challenges of the future, 2005, pp.29-51, 163-231, 257-330, 353-379.

L. Fawcett,International Relations of the Middle East, Second Edition (2009), pp. 272-289.

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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Two-State versus One-State Solutions

Core Readings:

G. Robinson, ‘The Fragmentation of Palestine’Current History , Vol. 106, No. 704 (December 2007), pp.421-426.

Y. Sayigh, ‘Inducing a Failed State in Palestine’Survival , Vol. 49, No.3 (Autumn 2007), pp.7-40.

J. Hilal, ed.,Where now for Palestine? : the demise of the two-state solution (2007), pp.30-74, 99-166, 211-232.

S. Zuhur et al, ‘Hamas and the Two-State Solution: Villain, Victim or Missing Ingredient?’ Symposium,Middle East policy. , Vol. 15, No. 2 (Summer 2008), pp.1-30.

E. Inbar, ‘The Rise and Demise of the Two-State Paradigm,’Orbis. Vol. 53, No. 2 (Spring 2009), pp.265-283.

B. Morris,One state, two states : resolving the Israel/Palestine conflict (2009), pp.161-201.

G. Karmi, ‘The One-State Solution, an Alternative Vision for Israeli-Palestinian Peace’,Journal of Palestine studies. , Vol. XL, No. 2 (Winter 2011), pp.62-76.

N. Witkin, ‘The Interspaced Nation-State System: A Two-State/One-Land Solution for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’,The Middle East journal. , Vol. 65, No. 1 (Winter 2011), pp.31-54.

M. Dumper, ‘A False Dichotomy? The Binationalism Debate and the Future of Divided Jerusalem’,International affairs. , Vol. 87, No. 3 (May 2011), pp.671-685.

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The Radicalisation and Globalisation of the Islamic Movement

Core Readings:

F. Gerges,The Far Enemy, Why Jihad Went Global , 2nd Edition (2009), pp.80-151 and 251-313.

P. Mandeville,Global Political Islam (2007), pp.237-351.

E. Hurd, ‘Political Islam and Foreign Policy in Europe and the United States’Foreign Policy Analysis , Vol. 3, No. 4 (October 2007), pp.345-367.

M. Long, ‘Ribat, al-Qaidah and the Challenge for US Foreign Policy,’The Middle East journal. Vol. 63, No. 1 (Winter 2009), pp.31-47.

P. Porter, ‘Long Wars and Long Telegrams: Containing Al-Qaeda,’International affairs. Vol. 85, No. 2 (March 2009), pp.285-385.

D. Springer et al,Islamic radicalism and global jihad (2009), pp.201-237.

J. Esposito,The future of Islam (2010), pp.142-199;

Khaled Hroub,Political Islam : context versus ideology, pp.161-181.

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Post-Arab Uprisings: Prospects for Democratisation, Political Participation and Political Pluralism in the Middle East

Core Readings:

D. Potter et al, eds.,Democratization (1997), pp.1-40, 321-344, 345-366.

A. Goldsmith, ‘Muslim Exceptionalism: Measuring the “Democracy Gap”’Middle East policy. , Vol. XIV, No. 2 (Summer 2007), pp.86-96.

B. Isakhan, ‘Engaging “Primitive Democracy”: Mideast Roots of Collective Governance’Middle East policy. , Vol. XIV, No. 3 (Fall 2007), pp.97-117.

K. Abou El Fadl et al,Islam and the challenge of democracy (2004), pp.3-128.

C. W. Haerpfer et al,Democratization (2009), pp.10-40, 74-90 and 321-338.

O. Haklai, ‘Authoritarianism and Islamic Movements in the Middle East: Research and Theory-building in the Twenty-first Century,’International studies review. Vol. 11, Issue 1 (March 2009), pp.27-45.

N. Brown and E.E. Shahin,The struggle over democracy in the Middle East : external efforts and regional politics (2010), pp.13-81.

‘The Arab Spring’ (5 articles),Survival , Vol. 53, No. 2 (April-May 2011), pp.11-260.Middle East policy. , Vol. XVIII, No. 2 (Summer 2011) (3 articles), pp.1-45.

‘Demystifying the Arab Spring’,Foreign Affairs , Vol. 90, No. 3 (May/June 2011) (5 articles), pp.1-47.

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III. Foreign Powers and the Middle East in the Post-Cold War Era

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Major Areas in US Middle East Policy: From Clinton to Obama

Core Readings:

M. Cox and D. Stokes,US Foreign Policy (2008), pp.7-42, 213-235.

M. Boyle, ‘The War on Terror in American Grand Strategy’International Affairs , Vol. 84, No. 2 (March 2008), pp.191-209.

D. Kodmani, ‘Clearing the Air in the Middle East’Current History , Vol. 107, No. 709 (May 2008), pp.201-206.

L. Fawcett, International Relations of the Middle East , Second Edition (2009), pp.308-330.

L. Freedman,A choice of enemies : America confronts the Middle East (2008), pp.373-511.

T. J. Lynch and Robert S. Singh,After Bush : the case for continuity in American foreign policy (2008), pp.256-297.

M. H. Sadat and D. B. Jones, ‘US Foreign Policy Towards Syria: Balancing Ideology and National Interest,’Middle East policy. Vol. XVI, No. 2 (Summer 2009), pp. 93-105.

M. M. Milani, ‘Tehran’s Take, Understanding Iran’s US Policy,’Foreign Affairs Vol. 88, No.4 (July/August 2009), pp.46-62.

C. Layne, ‘America’s Middle East Grand Strategy after Iraq: The Moment for Offshore Balancing Has Arrived,’Review of international studies. Vol. 35, No. 1 (January 2009), pp.5-25.

T. Dodge, ‘The US and Iraq: Time to Go Home’,Survival Vol. 52, No. 2 (April-May 2010), pp.129-140.

I. Mansour, ‘Washington and Hezbollah’,Middle East policy. Vol. XVII, No. 2 (Summer 2010), pp.82-104.

L. Gardner,The Long Road to Baghdad (2008), pp.92-176.

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The European Union and its Middle East Policy

Core Readings:

M. Telo, ed.,European Union and New Regionalism , pp.225-233, 255-275.

S. Keukeleire et al,The foreign policy of the European Union (2008), pp.8-34, 124-147, 274-296.

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Ideological and National Interest Influences on Russian Middle East Policy

Core Readings:  

R. Sakwa, ‘“New Cold War” or Twenty Years’ Crisis? Russia and International Politics’International Affairs , Vol. 84, No. 2 (March 2008), pp.241-267.

A. Rubinstein, ‘The Middle East in Russia’s Strategic Prism’ in L Carl-Brown,Diplomacy in the Middle East , pp.75-94.

A. Kreutz,Russia in the Middle East : friend or foe? (2007), pp.11-153.

M. Katz, ‘Russian-Iranian Relations in the Ahmadinejad Era’The Middle East journal. , Vol. 62, No. 2 (Spring 2008), pp.202-216.

E. Rumer and Angela Stent, ‘Russia and the West,’Survival , Vol. 51, No. 2 (April/May 2009), pp.91-104.

M. Katz, ‘Russian-Iranian Relations in the Obama Era’,Middle East policy. Vol. XVII, No. 2 (Summer 2010), pp.462-469.

This list was last updated on 19/08/2013