The Middle East Dilemma: The Politics and Economics of Arab Integration

The Middle East Dilemma: The Politics and Economics of Arab Integration

by Michael C. Hudson, Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Stu, Michael C. Hudson
     
 

From the unification of North and South Yemen, to the struggle for Mahgreb unity, and the experiences of the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, this book presents a complex portrait of the history and prospects for Arab integration.

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From the unification of North and South Yemen, to the struggle for Mahgreb unity, and the experiences of the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, this book presents a complex portrait of the history and prospects for Arab integration.

Columbia University Press

Editorial Reviews

Rex Brynen
At a time when inter-Arab politics seem as uncooperative as ever, Michael Hudson´s book comes as a breath of fresh analytical air. He and an impressive array of fellow scholars not only explore the barriers to Arab integration but also show the continued importance of the shared identity and common challenges that permeate much of the region. Middle East Dilemma: The Politics and Economics of Arab Integration is essential reading for any serious student of international relations in the Middle East.
Fawaz Gerges
Michael Hudson´s book is the most comprehensive survey on the question of political and economic integration in the Arab world beginning in the early part of the twentieth century and until the present.
Clovis Maksoud
An insightful and comprehensive analysis of a region that continues to be conflict prone and challenged by factors both regional and global. . . . highlights long ignored issues, such as the dynamic forces of integration, and puts in context the historical and the current causes for the divisive reality that characterizes the region. Michael Hudson´s brilliant and sensitive introduction is matched by the substantive and scholarly analysis of his chosen contributors. Middle East Dilemma will definitely be required reading in my class.
Booknews
Provides a new assessment of Arab regional integration in its broadest sense. Fourteen contributions bring together a variety of theoretical perspectives from political science, international relations, history, and economics in order to analyze not only the Arab region with attention to economic and security aspects, but also to investigate through case studies a number of subregional integrative experiments. Topics include the changing Arab regional system, experiments in political integration, and economic integration. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231111393
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/22/1998
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Fawaz Gerges

Michael Hudson's book is the most comprehensive survey on the question of political and economic integration in the Arab world beginning in the early part of the twentieth century and until the present.

Rex Brynen

At a time when inter-Arab politics seem as uncooperative as ever, Michael Hudson's book comes as a breath of fresh analytical air. He and an impressive array of fellow scholars not only explore the barriers to Arab integration but also show the continued importance of the shared identity and common challenges that permeate much of the region. Middle East Dilemma: The Politics and Economics of Arab Integration is essential reading for any serious student of international relations in the Middle East.

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