Ewan Stein's new book"Representing Israel in Modern Egypt", published by IB Tauris, examines the ways in which domestic factors have interacted with global and regional shifts to shape attitudes to Israel in the Arab world's most populous country.
Incorporating the writings of prominent political thinkers, this book looks at how approaches to Israel have been elaborated through broader ideologies - in particular liberal nationalism, Marxism and Islamism. It argues that representations of Israel have reflected Egyptian conceptions of self. This book provides original and nuanced insights into the relationships between state, society and foreign policy within the context of Egyptian nationalism and broader regional politics.
This page was published on 18 September 2012