Globalization and Business Politics in Arab North Africa: A Comparative Perspectiveby Melani Claire Cammett
Pub. Date: 08/31/2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The main focus of the book is whether globalization and trade liberalization enable business associations to become real representatives of business interests rather than state-controlled or otherwise ineffective organizations in developing countries. The book relies heavily on more than 200 interviews with Moroccan and Tunisian workers and employers to trace changes in business associational life after trade liberalization in the 1980s and 1990s. The core argument is that pre-economic liberalization relations between business and the state condition how business groups organize in the face of large-scale economic change.
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Table of ContentsPart I. The Framework: 1. Rethinking globalization and business politics; 2. Globalization and integration in international apparel manufacturing networks: the new politics of industrial development; Part II. The Institutional Context: 3. Business and the state in Tunisia: statist development, capital dispersion, and preemptive integration in world markets; 4. Business in the state in Morocco: business penetration of the state and the genesis of the 'fat cat'; Part III. Globalization and Institutional Change: 5. Business as usual: state-sponsored industrialization and business collective inaction in Tunisia; 6. Fat cats and self-made men: class conflict and business collective action in Morocco; 7. Globalization, business politics, and industrial policy in developing countries.
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