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The Territorial State and the New World Order

Azzam S. Tamimi

in Rachid Ghannouchi: A Democrat Within Islamism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140002
eISBN:
9780199834723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140001.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Democratization in the Arab region has been hindered by the modern Arab territorial state and the world order, both old and new.An Islamic concept of state has always existed.In its present colonial ... More


Regulating Islam

Avi Max Spiegel

in Young Islam: The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159843
eISBN:
9781400866434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159843.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter considers the question of how an authoritarian Arab state enables or encumbers Islamist mobilization. It elucidates a different model of state action—different in both content and form: ... More


1948 as a Jewish World War

Derek J. Penslar

in Jews and the Military: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138879
eISBN:
9781400848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138879.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, which emerges from and constantly returns to 1948. For over twenty-five years, ever since Israel's archives made sources from 1948 available ... More


Challenges of the Armed Struggle

Yezid Sayigh

in Armed Struggle and the Search for State: The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296430
eISBN:
9780191685224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296430.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The start of pinprick raids against Israel by Fateh at the beginning of 1965 provoked strong reactions. The PLO immediately denied any connection with al-Asifa, and insisted that Palestinian ... 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


Extending the State-in-Exile or Capturing It?

Yezid Sayigh

in Armed Struggle and the Search for State: The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296430
eISBN:
9780191685224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296430.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The growing importance for the PLO's diplomatic strategy of the extension of its state-in-exile to the occupied territories came clearly into play as it strove to reassert its centrality to the peace ... More


Negotiating the Armistice Agreement

Avi Shlaim

in The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294597
eISBN:
9780191685057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294597.003.0035
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the armistices negotiations between Israel and the neighbouring Arab states. The negotiations got under way with the help of United Nations acting mediator Ralph Bunche in ... More


End of a Myth

Yezid Sayigh

in Armed Struggle and the Search for State: The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296430
eISBN:
9780191685224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296430.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The general strike called by the PLO on 16 September was pre-empted by the start of the government offensive at dawn the next morning. The principal objective was to control Amman and hold all ... 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


From the Law of the Ruler to the Rule of Law

Mhamed Malki

in Arab Human Development in the Twenty-first Century: The Primacy of Empowerment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166587
eISBN:
9781617975912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166587.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Viewed through the lens of the rule of law, which originated and evolved within European culture, the condition in Arab states is confounding. These states are not lacking in laws or institutions, ... 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


The Sterile Armistice

Avi Shlaim

in The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294597
eISBN:
9780191685057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294597.003.0041
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the distinguishing characteristics of the armistice agreements signed by Israel with its neighbouring Arab states. The agreements signed at Rhodes were all temporary in ... More


Carving out the Guerrilla Sanctuary

Yezid Sayigh

in Armed Struggle and the Search for State: The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296430
eISBN:
9780191685224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296430.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The failure of their enterprise in the occupied territories left the guerrilla groups in flux, much as the June 1967 war had brought the legitimacy of the PLO leadership into question. Yet, as in ... More


Gertrude Bell and the Formation of the Iraqi State: The Kurdish Dimension

Saad B. Eskander

Paul Collins and Charles Tripp (eds)

in Gertrude Bell and Iraq: A life and legacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266076
eISBN:
9780191851469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266076.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Almost all scholars agree that Gertrude Bell played a key role in the establishment of an Arab state in Mesopotamia, following the end of the First World War. But it is little known that her ... More


The Elusive Peace Treaty

Avi Shlaim

in The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294597
eISBN:
9780191685057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294597.003.0043
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the resumption of direct peace talks between Israel and the Arab states after the failure of the intervention of the Palestine Conciliation Commission (PCC). Israel publically ... More


Assaulting the State-in-Exile from Within

Yezid Sayigh

in Armed Struggle and the Search for State: The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296430
eISBN:
9780191685224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296430.003.0024
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the immediate wake of its departure from Beirut, the mainstream PLO leadership was less concerned to reassess past performance than to obtain what it saw as the political dues it had earned by ... More


The Challenge of Restructuring: Syrian Foreign Policy

Bahgat Korany and Ali E. Hillal Dessouki

in The Foreign Policies of Arab States: The Challenge of Globalization

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163609
eISBN:
9781617970375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163609.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter emphasizes the interplay between three conjunctural structures: the state, the regional setting, and the international system. Structuralism perceives international relations as the sum ... More


Reality Check?: Recognition of Israel and the Limits of Indo-Israeli Rapprochement (1948–1956)

Nicolas Blarel

in The Evolution of India's Israel Policy: Continuity, Change, and Compromise since 1922

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199450626
eISBN:
9780199084968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450626.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

India had to deal with two new political realities in 1947–1948: the partition of the South Asian subcontinent and Israeli statehood. These two events served as powerful catalysts for a reassessment ... More


Crises and Debates: Contestation and Revision of India’s Israel policy (1956–1974)

Nicolas Blarel

in The Evolution of India's Israel Policy: Continuity, Change, and Compromise since 1922

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199450626
eISBN:
9780199084968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450626.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The third chapter discusses a much-neglected phase of India’s Israel policy. India’s no-relationship policy came under serious criticism after the West Asian crisis of 1967. From 1967 to 1974, the ... More


The Foreign Policies of Arab States: The Challenge of Globalization

Bahgat Korany and Ali E. Hillal Dessouki

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163609
eISBN:
9781617970375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163609.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book has become a standard textbook in Middle East studies curricula all over the world. This third edition, with new material reflecting the earth-shaking events at the end of the Cold War and ... More


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