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Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East / Edition 2

Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East / Edition 2

by Clement Moore Henry, Robert Springborg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521737443

ISBN-13: 9780521737449

Pub. Date: 09/06/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In a new edition of their book on the economic development of the Middle East and North Africa, Clement Henry and Robert Springborg reflect on what has happened to the region’s economy since 2001. How have the various countries in the Middle East responded to the challenges of globalization and to the rise of political Islam, and what changes, for better or

Overview

In a new edition of their book on the economic development of the Middle East and North Africa, Clement Henry and Robert Springborg reflect on what has happened to the region’s economy since 2001. How have the various countries in the Middle East responded to the challenges of globalization and to the rise of political Islam, and what changes, for better or for worse, have occurred? Utilizing the country categories they applied in the previous book and further elaborating the significance of the structural power of capital and Islamic finance, they demonstrate how over the past decade the monarchies (as exemplified by Jordan, Morocco, and those of the Gulf Cooperation Council) and the conditional democracies (Israel, Turkey, and Lebanon) continue to do better than the military dictatorships or “bullies” (Egypt, Tunisia, and now Iran) and “the bunker states” (Algeria, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521737449
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/06/2010
Series:
Contemporary Middle East Series
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

1. The globalization dialectic; 2. The challenges of globalization; 3. Political capacities and local capital; 4. Bunker states; 5. Bully praetorian states; 6. Globalization monarchies; 7. Precarious democracies; 8. Conclusion.

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