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

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In a new edition of their book, Clement Moore 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 have occurred? Utilizing the country categories they applied in the previous edition and further elaborating the significance of the structural power of capital and Islamic finance, they demonstrate how over the past decade the monarchies and the conditional democracies continue to fare better than the military dictatorships or "bullies" and the "bunker states."

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"Clement Henry and Robert Springborg's book, in particular, represents a serious attempt to build a typology of Arab authoritarianism, and one that maps remarkably well onto the outcomes of the Arab revolts so far...stimulating, innovative, empirically rich and highly relevant for all students of authoritarianism and political transition. " -Steffen Hertong, London School of Economics, Perspectives on Politics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521519397
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/6/2010
  • Series: Contemporary Middle East Series, #1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Clement Moore Henry is Professor of Government at the University of Texas, Austin. His publications include The Politics of Islamic Finance (2004) and The Mediterranean Debt Crescent: A Comparative Study of Money and Power in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey (1996).

Robert Springborg is Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. Until August, 2008 he held the MBI Al Jaber Chair in Middle East Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, where he also served as Director of the London Middle East Institute. Professor Springborg's publications include Legislative Politics in the Arab World (1999), Mubarak's Egypt: Fragmentation of the Political Order (1989) and Family Power and Politics in Egypt (1982).

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Table of Contents

List of figures viii

List of tables x

Preface to the second edition xi

Preface and acknowledgments xiii

Glossary xvii

Map: The Middle East and North Africa xx

1 The globalization dialectic 1

2 The challenges of globalization 20

3 Political capacities and local capital 67

4 Bunker states 113

5 Bully praetorian states 162

6 Globalizing monarchies 212

7 Precarious democracies 261

8 Conclusion 314

References 325

Index 349

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