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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


Unfulfilled Aspirations: Middle Power Politics in the Middle East

Adham Saouli (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197521885
eISBN:
9780197554609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521885.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The concepts and theories of what constitutes a 'Middle Power' have played a key part in explaining the identity, behavior and foreign policy roles of many states in the international system, ... 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


Middle Power Theory at the Regional Level: An Analytical Framework for the Middle East

May Darwich

in Unfulfilled Aspirations: Middle Power Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197521885
eISBN:
9780197554609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521885.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The Middle East has often been characterized as a regional system without a regional hegemon. Although several Arab and non-Arab states have aspired to regional hegemony over the decades, none have ... 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


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


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


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


Water and Conflict in the Middle East

Marcus Dubois King (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197552636
eISBN:
9780197554616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197552636.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This volume provides and understanding of water’s role in the Middle East’s current economic, political and environmental transformations which are set to continue in the near future in various ... More


Mobility and Forced Displacement in the Middle East

Zahra Babar (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197531365
eISBN:
9780197554579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531365.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The Middle East is currently facing one of its most critical migration challenges, as the region has become the simultaneous producer of and host to the world’s largest population of displaced ... More


Introduction: Middle Powers in the Middle East

Adham Saouli

in Unfulfilled Aspirations: Middle Power Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197521885
eISBN:
9780197554609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521885.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The concept of and approaches to “middlepowerhood” have been key to explaining the identity, behavior, and foreign policy roles of many states (such as the United Kingdom, France, Australia, or ... More


Middling or Meddling?: Origins and Constraints of External Influence in the Middle East

Adham Saouli

in Unfulfilled Aspirations: Middle Power Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197521885
eISBN:
9780197554609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521885.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The behavior of regional middle powers generates useful challenges to, and avenues for, developing conceptual and theoretical understandings of middle power behavior generally. Owing to its origins, ... More


Middle Eastern Middle Powers: The Roles of Norms in Mediation and Conflict Prevention

Marco Pinfari

in Unfulfilled Aspirations: Middle Power Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197521885
eISBN:
9780197554609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521885.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter analyzes a selection of mediation and conflict-prevention initiatives promoted by Middle Eastern middle powers since the 1980s. It begins by noting that behavioral approaches to middle ... More


What is ‘Sectarianism’?

Fanar Haddad

in Understanding 'Sectarianism': Sunni-Shi'a Relations in the Modern Arab World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197510629
eISBN:
9780197536155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510629.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter interrogates the term ‘sectarianism’ and its problematic use in the field. It surveys over 200 Arabic and English language works to illustrate the term’s opacity, its shape-shifting ... More


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