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ARAB3035 - Module Reading List

Issues in Middle East Politics, 2014/15, Semester 1, 2
Hendrik Kraetzschmar
h.kraetzschmar@leeds.ac.uk
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I. Domestic Issues in Contemporary Middle Eastern Politics Turkey: Secularism versus Islamism

Core Readings:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Iran: The Struggle for Leadership in the Islamic Republic

Core Readings:

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

Boroumand, L., ‘Iran in Ferment: Civil Society’s Choice’,Journal of democracy. Vol. 20, No. 4 (October 2009), pp.16-20.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Iraq: From US Military Occupation to Sovereign Independence

Core Readings:

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

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

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

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Saudi Arabia: Political Opposition and Reform

Core Readings:

Aarts, P. and G Nonneman, eds.,Saudi Arabia in the balance : political economy, society, foreign affairs (2005), pp.185-306. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

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

Ayoob, M. and H. Kosebalaban, eds.,Religion and politics in Saudi Arabia : Wahhabism and the State (2009), pp.91-120. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

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

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

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

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

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

Core Readings:

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

Csicsmann, L., ‘Responsible Freedom and National Security: Liberalisation and De-Liberalisation in Jordan under King Abdullah II’, Society and Economy, Vol. 29, No. 1 (2007), pp.103-122. Available online here: http://www.academia.edu/341233/Responsible_Freedom_and_National_Security_Liberalisation_and_De-Liberalisation_In_Jordan_Under_King_Abdullah_II

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

Lust-Okar, E. and S. Zerhouni, eds.,Political participation in the Middle East (2008), pp.75-94. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Shlaim, A.,Lion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace (2007), pp.1-37, 582-616. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

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Egypt: Regime Policies towards Islamic Organisations during the Authoritarian Era

Core Readings:

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

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

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

Sullivan, D. et al,Islam in contemporary Egypt : civil society vs. the state (1999), pp.21-39, 41-70, 71-95. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

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II. Regional Issues in Contemporary Middle East Politics

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Regionalism in World Politics

Core Readings:

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

Fawcett, L., ed.,International Relations of the Middle East , Second Edition, (2009), pp.188-207. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

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

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The Kurdish Question and the Region

Core Readings:

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

MacDonald, C. 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.

Visser R. and G. Stansfield, eds.,An Iraq of its regions : cornerstones of a federal democracy? (2008), pp.123-149. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Yildiz, K.The Kurds in Iraq : the past, present and future (2007), pp.7-14, 79-89, 191-212.

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Collective Security in the Arab Gulf Region

Core Readings:

Abdullah, A.K., ‘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. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

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

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

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

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

Core Readings:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Witkin, N. ‘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.

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

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The Radicalisation and Globalisation of the Islamic Movement

Core Readings:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Springer, D. et al,Islamic radicalism and global jihad (2009), pp.201-237. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

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

Core Readings:

Abou El Fadl, K. et al,Islam and the challenge of democracy (2004), pp.3-128. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

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

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

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

Haerpfer, C. W. et al,Democratization (2009), pp.10-23, 74-90 and 321-338. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Haklai, O. ‘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.

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

Potter, D. et al, eds., Democratization (1997), pp.1-40, 321-344, 345-366. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

‘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.

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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:

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

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

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

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

Freedman, L.,A choice of enemies : America confronts the Middle East (2008), pp.373-511. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Gardner, L.,The Long Road to Baghdad (2008), pp.92-176. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

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

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

Layne, C., ‘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.

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

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

Sadat, M.H. 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.

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Ideological and National Interest Influences on Russian Middle East Policy

Core Readings:

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

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

Kreutz, A.,Russia in the Middle East : friend or foe? (2007), pp.11-153. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

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

Rubinstein, A., ‘The Middle East in Russia’s Strategic Prism’, in L Carl-Brown,Diplomacy in the Middle East , pp.75-94. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

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

This list was last updated on 28/07/2014