Research institutes and projects in the Middle East and recent publications from and on the region; 3 articles. Prepared in conjunction with the Regional Conference of Research Institutes in the Middle East, held in Cairo Apr. 18-19, 1993.
Middle East political scientists have broached a number of themes that coincide with general problematics in comparative political science. These themes include the state, civil society & democratization, religious fundamentalism, political economy, identity, & gender. This work has provided empirical data for cross-national theory building & variations on qualitative methodologies, as well as some world-class authoritative works. 78 References. M. Pflum