Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1010: Politics and Economy of the Contemporary Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Compulsory readings:

  1.  Gasiorowski, Mark, David Long and Bernard Reich.  The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa. Westview Press, 2013, (7th edition), ONLINE.
  2. Milton-Edwards, Beverly. Contemporary Politics of the Middle East. Polity, 2018. (4th edition), ONLINE.

General readings:

Ayubi, Nazih. Over-Stating the Arab State: Politics and Society in the Middle East. I.B. Tauris 1995.

Guazzone, Laura, Pioppi, Daniela. The Arab State and Neo-Liberal Globalization: The Restructuring of State Power in the Middle East. Ithaca Press, 2010.

Hourani, Albert A history of the Arab people, Belknap Press, 2010.

Lynch, Marc The Arab Uprising. The unfinished revolutions of the new Middle East, Public Affairs, 2013.

Owen, Roger. State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East. London: Routledge, 2004.

Rogan, Eugen The Arabs: A history, London: Basic Books, 2011.

Selvik, Kjetil, Stenslie, Stig. Stability and Change in the Modern Middle East. I.B. Tauris, 2011.

Tripp, Charles The power and the people, Paths of Resistance in the Middle East, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2013