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Constructing International Relations in the Arab World

Fred H. Lawson


This book explores the emergence of an anarchic states-system in the twentieth-century Arab world. Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, Arab nationalist movements first considered establishing a unified regional arrangement to take the empire's place and present a common front to outside powers. But over time, different Arab leaderships abandoned this project and instead adopted policies characteristic of self-interested, territorially limited states. In the explanation of this phenomenon, the book shifts attention away from older debates about the origins and development of Arab nati ... More

Keywords: states-system, Ottoman Empire, Arab nationalist movements, unified regional arrangement, empire, Arab leaderships, territorially limited states, Arab nationalism, nationalist leaderships, strategic relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780804753722
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804753722.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fred H. Lawson, author