The Middle East
- Ellen Lust - University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Middle East Politics
—Jalil Roshandel, East Carolina University
In the more succinct Fifteenth Edition of The Middle East, editor Ellen Lust brings important new coverage to this comprehensive, balanced, and superbly researched text. In clear prose, Lust and her contributors explain the many complex changes taking place across the region. All country profile chapters now address domestic and regional conflict more explicitly and all tables, figures, boxes, and maps have been fully updated with the most recent data and information. This best-selling text not only helps readers comprehend more fully the world around them, but it also enables readers to recognize and formulate policies that can more successfully engage the Middle East.
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“The Middle East (editor Ellen Lust) is the most comprehensive textbook on the Middle East and its diverse countries. . . . It brings the most up-to-date data, thorough analysis, and information by leading scholars to the fingertips of ‘budding scholars’ of the region at our universities. The book is a keeper on our bookshelves for use as a reference material.”
“Written by a group of well-known experts and researchers who have diligently worked and updated the book since its first edition to include the most important features of state, polity, and governance in [the] Middle East and North Africa . . . This book is equally useful for instructors and students.”
“Excellent in-depth look at Middle Eastern history, society, culture, economics, [and] politics.”
“The Saladin of basic Middle Eastern textbooks.”
“I reviewed many texts when developing my course, and I’ve been happy with my choice of Lust’s The Middle East. It is comprehensive in its coverage and balanced in its treatment of disputed or politically sensitive topics.”
“A well-written text accessible to students at the all levels and with varied levels of preparedness for a comparative politics or areas studies course.”
“Written by a group of distinguished academics, the Middle East provides an insightful review of the region’s complex politics from a comparative perspective.”
Comprehensive text and expert contributors.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 3. States and Institutions
Chapter 5. Actors, Public Opinion and Participation