Jihad for Jerusalem: Identity and Strategy in International Relations (Praeger Security International)
By: Prof Dr M.A. Khan (author)Hardback
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Jihad for Jerusalem explores the agent-structure dynamics in world politics and advances a constructivist theory of choice that explains the role of identity, culture, religion, and other core values in international politics. The struggle for Jerusalem by Iran, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Israel is the empirical space where the dynamics between reason and identity, values and strategies, is explored. Jihad for Jerusalem advances a theory of agency in international politics. This theory of agency is based on a reconstituted constructivist paradigm. The theory is tested by an examination of the foreign policy decision making of Iran, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia towards Israel from 1967-1997. The book uses the foreign policy of these states as cases to test the tension between religion and rationality, between identity and reason, between power and morality, and advances a constructivist theory of choice that explains the importance of the role of culture, religion, identity, and core values in international politics. Anyone interested in international relations theory and the convoluted politics of the Middle East, will find this book intriguing reading.
M. A. MUQTEDAR KHAN is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Adrian College. He is the author of American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom as well as numerous articles in academic journals and major newspapers throughout the world.
Introduction: A Divided Discipline A Genealogy of Agency Reforming a Paradigm A Rational Constructivist Theory Jerusalem: The Unsubstitutable Core Value Jihad for Jerusalem: Israel the Tiger, 1967-1997 Jihad for Jerusalem: Iran the Cub, 1967-1997 Jihad for Jerusalem: Saudi Arabia the Paper Tiger, 1967-1997 Jihad for Jerusalem: Jordan the Mouse, 1967-1997 Conclusion: The Future of Jerusalem Bibliography
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