The Middle East is Violence: On the Limits of Comparative Approaches to the Study of Armed Conflict

  title={The Middle East is Violence: On the Limits of Comparative Approaches to the Study of Armed Conflict},
  author={Jacob Mundy},
  journal={Civil Wars},
  pages={539 - 568}
  • Jacob Mundy
  • Published 2 October 2019
  • Political Science
  • Civil Wars
ABSTRACT For years, there has been debate as to whether or not the Middle East experiences more armed conflict – and for different reasons – than other regions in the world. Absent is any consideration of the grounds upon which such regional comparisons are possible. Rather than providing a general account of regions, this article instead provides a theory of the Middle East based on the violent practices that have made and reproduced the Middle East as a region, both materially and… 

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