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The Argument and the Cases

Sean L. Yom

in From Resilience to Revolution: How Foreign Interventions Destabilize the Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231175647
eISBN:
9780231540278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175647.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter explains how domestic conflict and geopolitical mediation combined to form a striking pattern across the Middle East. The more that outside hegemons intervened to help local rulers ... More


Digital Resistance in the Middle East: New Media Activism in Everyday Life

Deborah L. Wheeler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474422550
eISBN:
9781474435048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422550.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This book argues that Internet diffusion and use in the Middle East enables meaningful micro-changes in citizens’ lives, even in states where no Arab Spring revolution occurred. Using ethnographic ... More


The Petroleum Triangle: Oil, Globalization, and Terror

Steve A. Yetiv

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450020
eISBN:
9780801463396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450020.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This book tells the interconnected story of oil, globalization, and terrorism. It asks how Al-Qaeda, a small band of terrorists, became such a real and perceived threat to American and global ... More


Regional order and regional powers in the Middle East and North Africa

Jordi Quero and Eduard Soler

in Political Change in the Middle East and North Africa: After the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474415286
eISBN:
9781474438551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415286.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter discusses whether and to what extent the internal political changes unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa since 2011 have triggered a shift in the subsystem’s regional order and ... More


From Resilience to Revolution: How Foreign Interventions Destabilize the Middle East

Sean Yom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231175647
eISBN:
9780231540278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175647.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Based on comparative historical analyses of Iran, Jordan, and Kuwait, Sean L. Yom examines the foreign interventions, coalitional choices, and state outcomes that made the political regimes of the ... More


Sites of Pluralism: Community Politics in the Middle East

Firat Oruc (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190052713
eISBN:
9780190077921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052713.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Scholars and policymakers, struggling to make sense of the ongoing chaos in the Middle East, have focused on the possible causes of the escalation in both inter-state and intra-state conflict. But ... More


Inclusion and Exclusion in the Arab City: Discourses on Identity and Urbanism in the Middle East

Nezar AlSayyad

in Sites of Pluralism: Community Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190052713
eISBN:
9780190077921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052713.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The urban world underwent a massive transformation at the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century. No region has escaped these changes, and many countries in the ... More


Virtual Worlds, Digital Dreams: Imaginary Spaces of Middle Eastern Video Games

Vít Šisler

in Digital Middle East: State and Society in the Information Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190859329
eISBN:
9780190942977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859329.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Video games are inherently transnational by virtue of their industrial, textual and player practices. Until recently, the focus of research on the social and cultural aspects of video games has been ... More


Digital Middle East: State and Society in the Information Age

Mohamed Zayani (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190859329
eISBN:
9780190942977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859329.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

In recent years, the Middle East’s information and communications landscape has changed dramatically. Increasingly, states, businesses, and citizens are capitalizing on the opportunities offered by ... More


Mapping the Digital Middle East: Trends and Disjunctions

Mohamed Zayani (ed.)

in Digital Middle East: State and Society in the Information Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190859329
eISBN:
9780190942977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859329.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Over the past decade or so, the digital landscape in the Middle East has changed dramatically. Technological adoption, advanced IT infrastructures, communication changes and enhanced connectivity ... More


Communities in the Playing Field of Pluralism

Firat Oruc

in Sites of Pluralism: Community Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190052713
eISBN:
9780190077921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052713.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter aims to examine critically the concept of pluralism in the Middle East as a multidimensional site of negotiation and contestation. It approaches the question of pluralism and community ... More


Hectic times: Europe and its Muslim minorities

Amikam Nachmani

in Haunted Presents: Europeans, Muslim Immigrants and the Onus of Histories

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784993078
eISBN:
9781526128560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993078.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The present encounter between Europe and Muslim immigration reflects a clear relevance to the “Triangle,” that is, the tripartite relationship between Europeans, Muslim immigrants, and the spectre of ... More


America and Middle Eastern Oil

Steve A. Yetiv

in The Petroleum Triangle: Oil, Globalization, and Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450020
eISBN:
9780801463396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450020.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter explains the rising role of oil in American foreign policy toward the Middle East and, in doing so, identifies key signposts of the rise of the oil era in the Middle East. This enables a ... More


Tribes and States in a Changing Middle East

Uzi Rabi (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190264925
eISBN:
9780190638573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264925.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

At the outset of the twenty-first century and in the midst of the Arab Spring, tribe-state relations are a useful frame of reference through which to analyse the Middle East on a state-by-state ... More


Conclusion

Steve A. Yetiv

in The Petroleum Triangle: Oil, Globalization, and Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450020
eISBN:
9780801463396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450020.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This concluding chapter summarizes some key points and analyzes the question of how globalization has impacted the struggle between the terrorists and the United States and its allies. This book has ... More


Environmental Politics in the Middle East

Harry Verhoeven (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190916688
eISBN:
9780190942984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916688.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This book investigates how ecology and politics meet in the Middle East and how those interactions connect to the global political economy. Through region-wide analyses and case studies from the ... More


Towards A Westphalia for the Middle East

Patrick Milton, Michael Axworthy, and Brendan Simms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190947897
eISBN:
9780190055912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947897.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

It was the original forever war, which went on interminably, fueled by religious fanaticism, personal ambition, fear of hegemony, and communal suspicion. It dragged in all the neighboring powers. It ... More


Working for Free: Hidden Social and Political Economies of the Internet in the Middle East

Jon W. Anderson

in Digital Middle East: State and Society in the Information Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190859329
eISBN:
9780190942977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859329.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

While freedom dividends from spreading the Internet specifically and information technologies more generally across the Arab Middle East have proven problematic, hopes for economic dividends endure ... More


Challenges and Crises in the Middle East

Patrick Milton, Michael Axworthy, and Brendan Simms

in Towards A Westphalia for the Middle East

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190947897
eISBN:
9780190055912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947897.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter addresses the nature of the Middle East crisis of recent years, the set of conflicts that require a fresh perspective towards a solution. It is argued that the geopolitical security ... More


Acts, Arenas and Actors: Framing the Uprisings

Frédéric Volpi

in Revolution and Authoritarianism in North Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190642921
eISBN:
9780190848491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642921.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter considers the debates about authoritarianism and democratization, and political stability and change, in an “exceptional” Middle East. It outlines how accounts of Middle East politics ... More


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