The Middle East in the world hierarchy: imperialism and resistance

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-246
Number of pages34
JournalJournal of International Relations and Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • hierarchy
  • imperialism
  • Middle East


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