Dynamics Of Change In The Persian Gulf Political Economy War And Revolution

Author: Anoushiravan Ehteshami
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415657571
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Dynamics Of Change In The Persian Gulf Political Economy War And Revolution from the Author: Anoushiravan Ehteshami. The Persian Gulf has come to represent one of the most strategically significant waterways of the world. In terms of geography, geopolitics, resources, global political economy, and regional influence, the Gulf is perhaps home to the world's most significant group of countries. Focusing on the complexities of the interplay between domestic-level changes and region-wide interactions, this book presents the reader with the first comprehensive survey of the dynamics of change in this crucial area. Systemic-oriented in its approach, the impact of war and revolution on the countries of the sub-region is discussed, and the ways in which these factors have shaped the security dilemmas and responses of the Gulf States is also explored. The role of oil is examined in terms of the impact of its income on these states and societies, and the manner in which oil has shaped the integration of these states into the global system. Oil has shrunk developmental time in these countries, and has accelerated generational shift. At the same time, it has created the dialectical relationship which now characterizes the difficult balance between prosperity and instability which is at the heart of the sub-region. Casting new light on the workings of a strategically significant part of the international system, this book will be an essential resource for students and scholars of international relations, international security and Middle Eastern politics.

Neighborhood Challenge

Author: Bezen Balamir-Coskun
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1599429683
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Neighborhood Challenge from the Author: Bezen Balamir-Coskun. One of the intriguing questions of the post-Cold War era has been whether the EU will play a major global role in world politics as non-traditional threats and challenges came to the forefront. Launching new policies such as the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the European Security and Defence Policy and the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) have been considered important steps in the EU's evolution as a regional and possibly global actor. Neighborhood Challenge analyzes critical aspects of the European Union's relations with its neighbours, by extending its analysis beyond the ENP. Unlike existing books on the subject, the volume covers the entire neighborhood from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus to North Africa; from the Western Balkans to the South Caucasus and Central Asia. Such an extensive overview of EU policies toward its neighbors is a timely and valuable contribution to European Studies literature. This book can be used as a tool for both academicians and practitioners who specialize in European foreign and security policy; as a textbook in European Union foreign policy courses both at the undergraduate and graduate level; and as a comprehensive reference book for postgraduate students writing dissertations on European foreign and security policy in general and European Neighborhood Policy in particular. The contributions analyze challenges and prospects posed by countries neighboring the EU and the effectiveness of EU policy in dealing with these agendas. Region-focused chapters examine the EU's politics toward the Western Balkans, Middle East, CIS, and the Black Sea; country-focused chapters explore aspects of Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Iran, Bosnia, Kosovo; and thematically-focused chapters deal with energy security, organized crime, and other issues. Neighborhood Challenge is intended to contribute to the existing literature on EU foreign and security policy in two ways: First, its material is not restricted to the ENP. Instead, it addresses all EU neighbors in a large region and their position in European security. The authors argue that not only the countries in the immediate neighborhood of the EU but also those located in relatively far away regions have a role to play in European Union foreign affairs. Secondly, many of the contributions were written by experts living in countries which neighbor the EU. Their contributions lend new ideas and insight to the relevant literature on EU security and foreign policy.

Handbook Of Us Middle East Relations

Author: Robert Looney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135165920
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Handbook Of Us Middle East Relations from the Author: Robert Looney. "The Arab-Israeli conflict has been one of the most protracted and contentious disputes in the Middle East. This wide-ranging textbook examines the diplomatic and historical setting within which the conflict developed, from both the Israeli and Palestinian perspectives, and gives a comprehensive overview of the peace process."--Publisher's website.

Angewandte Politikforschung

Author: Karl-Rudolf Korte
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531196723
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Angewandte Politikforschung from the Author: Karl-Rudolf Korte. Politische Akteure sind auf kompetente Politikberatung angewiesen. Was ist der Stand der angewandten Politikforschung in Deutschland? Welche Forschungsstränge und konkreten Praxisanwendungen lassen sich aufzeigen? Welchen Beitrag kann wissenschaftliche Politikberatung zur Rationalität von politischen Entscheidungen leisten? Der Konzeptband versammelt theoretische und konzeptionelle Grundlagen, stellt Strukturen, Akteure, Ressourcen vor und bietet außerdem empirische Analysen und Anwendungsbeispiele. Angewandte Politikforschung erhält so Konturen einer eigenständigen politikwissenschaftlichen Forschungsperspektive. Beiträge von Manuela Glaab, Karl-Rudolf Korte, Andreas Blätte, Warnfried Dettling, Manuel Fröhlich, Heinz-Jürgen Axt, Josef Janning, Jürgen Turek, Markus Hoffmann, Marion Steinkamp, Tassilo Wanner, Daniel von Hoyer, Otto Schmuck, Melanie Piepenschneider, Thomas Leif, Jürgen Gros, Andreas Kießling, Peter Frey, Michael Garthe, Christian Jung, Matthias Belafi, Franco Algieri, Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Florian Baumann, Reinhardt Rummel, Michael Bauer, Almut Möller, Uwe Wagschal, Gerd Langguth, Lars Colschen, Andreas Meusch, Martin Brusis, Olaf Hillenbrand, Peter Thiery, Silvia Simbeck, Susanne Ulrich, Florian Wenzel, Eva Feldmann-Wojtachnia, Barbara Tham, Britta Schellenberg, Michael Weigl​.