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A Political Economy of the Middle East: Third Edition, UPDATED 2013 EDITION / Edition 3
     

A Political Economy of the Middle East: Third Edition, UPDATED 2013 EDITION / Edition 3

by Alan Richards, John Waterbury, Melani Cammett, Ishac Diwan
 

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ISBN-10: 0813349281

ISBN-13: 9780813349282

Pub. Date: 08/06/2013

Publisher: Avalon Publishing


This integrated, analytic text presents a comprehensive analysis transformation and development of the political economy in the Middle East over the past several decades. In this updated third edition of A Political Economy of the Middle East, the book retains its focus on the interaction of economic development processes, state systems, and social

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This integrated, analytic text presents a comprehensive analysis transformation and development of the political economy in the Middle East over the past several decades. In this updated third edition of A Political Economy of the Middle East, the book retains its focus on the interaction of economic development processes, state systems, and social actors even as it also:

Explores the impact of the Arab Spring and subsequent events to the issues raised throughout the textbook in a wholly new chapter;
Documents the many changes in demography, education, labor markets, urbanization, water and agriculture, and international labor migration in the Middle East in recent years;
Considers the effect of rising oil prices on reinforcement of authoritarian governance in the region;
Refines its assessment of “the Washington Consensus” to provide a more nuanced approach to the issue of the shifting balance of state and market in economic growth and reform;
Presents Islamism as a vital force in the region that is nonetheless a vast, diverse social movement with many conflicting participants.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813349282
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing
Publication date:
08/06/2013
Edition description:
Third Edition, Third Edition, Third Edition, UPDATED 2013 EDITION
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface to the Third Edition
Acronyms and Abbreviations

1 INTRODUCTION
Notes

2 THE FRAMEWORK OF THE STUDY
Economic Growth and Structural Transformation
State Structure and Development Policy
Social Actors
Structural Transformation and Interest Formation
Defensive Modernization and Colonial Transformation
Conclusion
Notes

3 ECONOMIC GROWTH AND STRUCTURAL CHANGE
The Natural Resource Base
Oil Supply, Demand, and Economic Rents
Patterns of Economic Growth
Conclusion
Notes

4 THE IMPACT OF DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE
Comparative Demographic Patterns
The Economic Consequences of Demographic Change
The Politics of Young Populations
The Politics of Differential Fertility
Rapid Population Growth and the Would-Be Middle Class
Conclusion
Notes

5 HUMAN CAPITAL: HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND LABOR MARKETS
Health Conditions
Educational Systems
Labor Markets
Conclusion
Notes

6 WATER AND FOOD SECURITY
The Food Gap
Policy Constraints to Output Growth
Water and the Imperative of a New Food Security Strategy
Conclusion
Notes

7 THE EMERGENCE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR
The State as Architect of Structural Transformation
Atatürk and the Turkish Paradigm
Replicating the Paradigm
State Capitalism, the State Bourgeoisie, and the Process of Accumulation
Notes

8 CONTRADICTIONS OF STATE-LED GROWTH
The Continued Dominance of Public-Sector Enterprise
The Political Economy of “Structural Adjustment”
Notes

9 RE-MIXING MARKET AND STATE: THE UNCERTAIN CAREER OF THE “WASHINGTON CONSENSUS”
A Survey of Country Experiences
Conclusion
Notes

10 URBAN POLITICAL ECONOMY
The Process of Urbanization
Housing and Infrastructure
Poverty and Distribution of Income
Urban Politics and Political Violence
Notes

11 POLITICAL REGIMES: AS VIEWED BY THEMSELVES AND OTHERS
Socialist Republics
“Liberal” Monarchies
Established and Would-Be Democracies
The Islamic Republics
Future Regimes: Some Speculations
Notes

12 SOLIDARISM AND ITS ENEMIES
Small Groups and Clientelist Politics
The Failure of Parties
The Tenets of Solidarism
The Failure of Ideology
The Islamist Challenge
Democracy Without Democrats?
Conclusion
Notes

13 THE MILITARY AND THE STATE
The Military in Middle East Politics
Good Guys or Bad Guys?
The Economic Weight of the Military
The Military and Nation Building
The Regular Military and Civilians-in-Arms
Conclusion
Notes

14 IS ISLAM THE SOLUTION?
Preliminaries
Islamism as a Social Movement: Coalitions of Social Actors
Islamism as a Social Movement: Collective Action
Islamist Economic Thought and Practice
Islamists in Power
Conclusion
Notes

15 REGIONAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION AND LABOR MIGRATION
Labor Migration: An Overview
The First Stream: To the European Union
The Second Stream: To the Gulf
The Impact of Labor Migration on Sending Countries
The Impact of Migration on Receiving Countries
Conclusion
Notes

16 CONCLUSION: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE ARAB UPRISINGS
Cross-Regional Variation in the Arab Uprisings
Prolonged Discontent: The Socioeconomic Foundations of the Arab Uprisings
The Difficulties Ahead: Politics and Economic Reform
During Transitions
Notes

References
Index

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