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Contemporary West Asia: Perspectives on Change and Continuity

Sujata Ashwarya (Author) Mujib Alam (Author)

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the complexities of change and continuity in West Asia, its society, religion and politics. An overview of the region’s political, social and economic characteristics brought into sharper relief with the on-going turmoil in the region constitutes the introduction of the book. While the subsequent two chapters, along with the introductory text, constitute the thematic overview and orientation of the book, the different chapters dedicated to specific countries explore the recent transformative developments in the region. These chapters chart the emergence of Islamist and post Islamist politics in Iran and Lebanon, elaborate upon the prevailing civil war conditions in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya, examine the impact of the Arab uprisings that began in 2011 on Egypt, Jordan and the Arab Gulf countries, and explore the intricate interplay between Islam and democracy in the present-day politics of Turkey. While highlighting politics, the texts of the chapters also delve into history, religion and foreign policy. This book will be as useful for the students of West Asian affairs as it will be for policymakers and any interested reader.

Contents: 1. Introduction: change and continuity in West Asia/Sujata Ashwarya and Mujib Alam. 2. Islamism and democracy in the Arab World Post-Arab spring/Talmiz Ahmad. 3. The Sunni-Shia Split: changing faces of religious schism and its modern political implications for the Arab World/Fouad J. Kadhem. 4. Islamism and Post-Islamism in Iran/K. N. Tennyson. 5. Hizbullah’s Islamist and Post-Islamist politics/Joseph Alagha. 6. Sectarianism in Iraq post-2003 and the challenge of ISIS/Sujata Ashwarya. 7. Syria: from uprising to Jihad/Shweta Desai. 8. The new cold war in Syria/Sukalpa Chakrabarti. 9. Impact of the Arab spring on Jordan/Indrani Talukdar.10. The Arab uprisings: prospects and challenges for the Persian Gulf countries/Priyamvada A. Sawant.11. King is dead, long live the king: the royal succession in Saudi Arabia/Gulshan Dietl. 12. Turbulence in Yemen and the changing geopolitics in the region/Prasanta Kumar Pradhan. 13. The changing face of Islamism in Turkey/Alper Y. Dede.14. Democracy in Turkish foreign policy towards the middle east in the AK Party Era/Ismail Yaylaci.15. Contesting the Arab revolts: the ‘New’ Egypt/Priya Singh.16. Tribal conflict and political stability in Libya/Azeemah Saleem.

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About the author

Mujib Alam

Mujib Alam is currently Research Associate, Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia. He completed his M.A. from Aligarh Muslim University and his M.Phil and Ph.D. from the Centre fro West Asian and African Studies, JNU. He is a specialist on contemporary Turkish politics and foreign policy. He has worked with various projects concerning international relations and human rights.

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Title Contemporary West Asia: Perspectives on Change and Continuity
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2017
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher KW Publishers
Language: English
isbn 9789386288042
length 332p.,