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 are contending with the challenges of economic globalization. In a straightforward and, at times, irreverent analysis of the regions' response to these challenges, the authors demonstrate that there is a direct correlation between economic performance and democratization: the more liberal the polity, the more effective its economy in responding to globalization. This is an original and incisive approach to the political economy of the Middle East that will be an essential purchase for students and policy-makers.

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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
Glossary
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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