This interdisciplinary resource brings together important works from the fields of international relations theory and Middle East studies - it promotes a stronger dialogue and cross-fertilisation between the two areas of study.
The work's esteemed editorial team has structured the volumes thematically, to allow for ease of navigation and clear understanding of the different key aspects:Volume One addresses the more fundamental and (meta)theoretical issues relating to the debate about the study of Middle East international relationsVolume Two looks at the history of the field, addressing the debate about the emergence and evolution of the modern Middle East state system. Volume Three examines more recent debates, and primarily the issue about the role of identity politics in international relations. Volume Four engages with more classic and well-known issues from the general IR debate and explores to what extent assumptions and approaches from these debates are also useful in the study of Middle East international relations. The articles are framed by an introductory essay written by the editors, which helps to guide the reader through the volumes by providing further context and explaining the rationale behind the selection of literature.