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The Changing Middle East: A New Look at Regional Dynamics

The Changing Middle East: A New Look at Regional Dynamics

Edited by: Bahgat Korany

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In the era of globalization, change is the order of the day, but the conventional view of the Arab Middle East is that of a rigid and even stagnant region. This book counters the static perception and focuses instead on regional dynamics. The international team of contributors evaluate the development of Arab civil society; examine the opportunities and challenges facing the Arab media; link the debates concerning Arab political thought to the evolving regional and international context; look at the transformation of armed Islamist movements into deradicalized factions; assess how and to what extent women's empowerment is breaking down patriarchy; and analyze the rise of non-state actors such as Hizbollah and Hamas that rival central political authority.

Author Info

BAHGAT KORANY is professor of international relations and political economy at the American University in Cairo, and director of the AUC Forum. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1994.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press

Paperback
ISBN: 9789774165139
Publication Date: 14 Sep 2011
Number of Pages: 272

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