The Middle East in the world hierarchy: imperialism and resistance

  • Raymond Hinnebusch


This study deploys a structuralist framework of analysis, modified by elements from other theories, to examine the place of the Middle East in the world hierarchy. It surveys the origins of the regional system in imperialism's peripheralisation and fragmentation of the region, the core-periphery clientalist hierarchy thereby established, regional agency within the system, including the foreign policies of dependent and rebellious states, and the on-going struggle over the hierarchical order between revisionist forces in the Middle East and the global hegemons.


dependency hegemony hierarchy imperialism Middle East nationalism 


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  • Raymond Hinnebusch
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  1. 1.School of International Relations, University of St. Andrews, St. AndrewsScotlandUK

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