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Introduction

Margaret Litvin

in Hamlet's Arab Journey: Shakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137803
eISBN:
9781400840106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137803.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter summarizes the journey of Shakespeare's Hamlet through the post-1952 Arab world and discusses this study's contributions to Arab politics and literary studies in general. ... More


Inter-Arab Alliances: Regime Security and Jordanian Foreign Policy

Curtis R. Ryan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033075
eISBN:
9780813039558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033075.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

There is a method to the apparent madness of Arab politics. In a region where friends can become enemies and enemies become friends seemingly at the drop of the hat, this book argues that there is ... More


Hamlet's Arab Journey: Shakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost

Margaret Litvin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137803
eISBN:
9781400840106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137803.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For the past five decades, Arab intellectuals have seen themselves in Shakespeare's Hamlet: their times “out of joint,” their political hopes frustrated by a corrupt older generation. This book ... More


<i>Hamlets</i> without Hamlet

Margaret Litvin

in Hamlet's Arab Journey: Shakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137803
eISBN:
9781400840106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137803.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding chapter reveals a recent convergence between the political concerns of Anglo-American intellectuals and their Arab counterparts. For many Anglo-American intellectuals, recent events ... More


Ideology and Political Economy in Inter-Arab Alliances

Curtis R. Ryan

in Inter-Arab Alliances: Regime Security and Jordanian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033075
eISBN:
9780813039558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033075.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the two key dynamics of inter-Arab politics, which are political economy and ideology. It analyzes how both ideological considerations and economic interests influence the ... More


Regime Security, Alliances, and Inter-Arab Politics

Curtis R. Ryan

in Inter-Arab Alliances: Regime Security and Jordanian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033075
eISBN:
9780813039558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033075.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines international alliances, regime security and inter-Arab politics. It proposes the regime security perspective as an alternative to the Neorealist approach to alignment and ... More


Security Dilemmas in Arab Politics

Curtis R. Ryan

in Inter-Arab Alliances: Regime Security and Jordanian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033075
eISBN:
9780813039558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033075.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the security dilemmas involved in Arab politics. It explains that security dilemma refers to an external dynamic of arms racing and spiralling regional insecurity and suggests ... More


Prelude to War

Hillel Cohen and Haim Watzman

in Army of Shadows: Palestinian Collaboration with Zionism, 1917-1948

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252219
eISBN:
9780520933989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252219.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The first signs of Palestinian Arab political reorganization appeared at the end of 1943. Independent leaders reestablished the Nation's Fund, operating in three channels: propaganda against selling ... More


Identity and sovereignty in the regional system

Raymond Hinnebusch

in The International Politics of the Middle East

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719053450
eISBN:
9781781700204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719053450.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter notes that the incongruity of identity and territory continues to destabilise the politics of the Middle East and to significantly qualify the Westphalian model. While Arab states have ... More


Jordan and the Arab Cooperation Council

Curtis R. Ryan

in Inter-Arab Alliances: Regime Security and Jordanian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033075
eISBN:
9780813039558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033075.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter describes a case study concerning the role of Jordan in the rise and fall of the Arab Cooperation Council (ACC). It suggests that Jordan may have been inspired by its successful alliance ... More


The Arab Dimension of Saddam Hussein’s Calculations: What we have Learned from Iraqi Records

Shibley Telhami

in Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199796281
eISBN:
9780190252588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199796281.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

This chapter examines records of conversations between Saddam Hussein and his closest aides to understand why he believed that he could get away with invading Kuwait. Evidence suggests that Hussein ... More


The Music (and Din) of the Spheres …

Nathan Brown

in Arguing Islam after the Revival of Arab Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190619428
eISBN:
9780190619459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190619428.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter aims to portray the places where religion is argued in public in the Arab world. , It also attempts to give that description historical depth, to explore how those places have evolved ... More


Understanding the Revival of Politics

Nathan Brown

in Arguing Islam after the Revival of Arab Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190619428
eISBN:
9780190619459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190619428.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter first explains the meaning of the “revival” of Arab politics. It then discusses the overall aim of this book: to understand and map the revived forms of Arab politics as they really are ... More


Scarlett O'Hara in Damascus: Hollywood, Colonial Politics, and Arab Spectatorship during World War II

Elizabeth F. Thompson

in Globalizing American Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226185064
eISBN:
9780226185088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185088.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a recuperation of Gone With the Wind's foreign career by examining its first run in the Arab world, during the early years of World War II. Historians have generally assumed ... More


Arguing Islam after the Revival of Arab Politics

Nathan J. Brown

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190619428
eISBN:
9780190619459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190619428.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book analyzes the politics of religion in the Arab world after the emergence of new public spheres over the past few decades. By examining those spheres as they really are, rather than measuring ... More


Introduction

Nathan Brown

in Arguing Islam after the Revival of Arab Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190619428
eISBN:
9780190619459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190619428.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes: how arguments over religion take place; how contentious they are; and the varying degrees to which they affect policy ... More


Politics and Policy; Affect and Effect

Nathan Brown

in Arguing Islam after the Revival of Arab Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190619428
eISBN:
9780190619459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190619428.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter reflects on the current political dynamics in the Arab world, showing that the revival of politics in the sense of strong public debates has been hampered in its effects by problematic ... More


Domestic Conflict and Regime Maintenance

in Constructing International Relations in the Arab World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753722
eISBN:
9780804768023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753722.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter links the coming of Westphalian sovereignty to the timing and character of political struggles inside Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Iraq, and Syria. The existence of liberal democratic ... More


The Public Politics of the Private Realm

Nathan Brown

in Arguing Islam after the Revival of Arab Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190619428
eISBN:
9780190619459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190619428.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Religion weaves together public and private concerns, making relations among family members a matter of public discussion and contestation. After some general reflections on the nature of personal ... More


Comparative Area Studies and the Analytical Challenge of Diffusion: Explaining Outcomes in the Arab Spring and Beyond

Ariel I. Ahram

in Comparative Area Studies: Methodological Rationales and Cross-Regional Applications

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190846374
eISBN:
9780190869595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190846374.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the contribution of comparative area studies (CAS) in explaining global diffusionary processes. Diffusion is a methodological and theoretical challenge to all social science ... More


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