Middle East Monarchies: The Challenge of Modernity

This collected volume analyzes the enduring role of monarchies in Middle Eastern politics. Thematic essays examine on the origins of Middle Eastern monarchies, possible explanations of their longevity, and the problems they face today. Case studies include Morocco, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Kuwait, alongside retrospective analyses of monarchies which failed. Included are articles by Lisa Anderson, Ami Ayalon, Gabriel Ben-Dor, F. Gregory Gause III, Fred Halliday, Joseph Kechichian, Joseph Kostiner, Gudrun Krämer, Rémy Leveau, Bernard Lewis, Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, David Menashri, Uzi Rabi, Asher Susser, Joshua Teitelbaum, and Onn Winckler. The volume originated in a Dayan Center conference.