Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East

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"At the beginning of the twenty-first century countries in the Middle East and North Africa contend with the threats and opportunities of economic globalization, the driving force of change in the contemporary world. As Clement Henry and Robert Springborg confirm in their straightforward and, at times, irreverent analysis of the region's response to these challenges, it is globalization which is the key to an understanding of economic reform." "Through an investigation of the structures of state and civil society, including financial systems, they also demonstrate that there is a correlation between economic performance and democratization. In other words, the more open and liberal a polity, the more effective is its economy in responding to globalization. By dividing countries in the region into particular categories - military dictatorships, as exemplified by the "bullies" and the "bunker states," and monarchies and conditional democracies - the authors signal their conclusions: that democracies and monarchies have a better chance of benefiting from economic globalization than the bullies and bunkers, but politics stands in the way of necessary reforms, even in the most promising prospects, such as Israel and Turkey." With its up-to-date, original, and incisive approach to the politics and economics of the Middle East and North Africa, this will be an essential purchase for students and policy-makers, and for anyone trying to come to grips with economic globalization generally.
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"Categories chosen are not just eye-catching but explanatory....This richly detailed, demanding study deserves a careful reading." Foreign Affairs

"This is a very interesting, provocative and thought-provoking book by two of the most experienced political scientists--turned political economists, at work on the Middle East." E. Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle Eastern History, Harvard University

"This volume makes several significant contributions to the growing literature on the political economy of the Middle East." Middle East Journal

"...Henry and Springbog manage a 'tour de force' by combining insightful theoretical analysis with intricate quantitative and qualitative details of the states and societies under examination. Their important: countries that have gone furthest on the road to democratization stand the best chance of developing effective policies to respond to globalization and improve economic performance. The breadth and depth of the analysis deserve special mention....the authors have not only gathered an impressive number of facts and figures, they have also managed to do so while maintaining the coherence and incisiveness of their analysis. As a result, the volume marks a milestone in studying the impact of globalization on the MENA region. It will be of particular use to students of the Middle East, but also to anyone seeking a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing regional governments in the years and decades to come." International Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521623124
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: Contemporary Middle East Series, #1
  • Pages: 280
  • Lexile: 1540L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Clement M. Henry is Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. His publications include The Mediterranean Debt Crescent: A Comparative Study of Money and Power in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey (1996) and (with co-editor Kate Gillespie) Oil in the New World Order (1995).

Robert Springborg is Director of the American Research Center in Egypt. Until 1999 he was Professor of Middle East Politics at Macquarie University. His most recent publication (with Abdo Baaklini and Guilain Denoeux) is Legislative Politics in the Arab World (1999), while his book Politics in the Middle East (1993), which he co-authored with James A. Bill, is now in its fifth edition.

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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface and acknowledgments
Map. The Middle East and North Africa
1 Overview 1
2 The challenges of globalization 30
3 Political capacities and capitalist legacies 62
4 Bunker states 99
5 Bully praetorian states 134
6 Globalizing monarchies 168
7 Fragmented democracies 194
8 Conclusion 223
References 230
Index 241
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