Lust and her outstanding contributors have fully revised the text to take into account the watershed events that have taken place in the Middle East since the 2011 uprisings. The book also adds important coverage with a new thematic chapter on religion, society, and politics in the region, which examines the role of both Islam and Judaism.
New to this edition:
- Every chapter has been thoroughly revised to cover all of the major changes in the region since the uprisings of 2011
- The Overview section now contains a chapter on religion, society, and politics in the Middle East that examines the role of both Islam and Judaism
- Expanded coverage of the role of social movements and activism in the chapter, Actors and Public Opinion.
- Country chapters have been revised to more explicitly address religion, society and politics.