January 2, 2006
Book by Alan Richards makes 'best books in
Middle Eastern studies' list
As environmental studies professor Alan Richards begins a
two-quarter sabbatical to prepare the third edition of his book
A Political Economy of the Middle East, the volume has
made a list of the "21 Best Books in Middle Eastern Studies"
Alan Richards has shared his expertise
on the Middle East with military and government officials,
as well as at campus forums.
Photo: Victor Schiffrin
American University in Cairo polled more than 200 academics
in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Egypt, and
Lebanon to compile the list of "the most interesting, informative,
and readable" books in the field."
Richards's book, which he coauthored with John Waterbury, was
ranked 12th. Details about the selection process are available
in the November 2005 edition of the university's Middle
East Studies newsletter.
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