A Political Economy of the Middle East / Edition 3

A Political Economy of the Middle East / Edition 3

by Alan Richards, John Waterbury
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813343488

ISBN-13: 9780813343488

Pub. Date: 07/30/2007

Publisher: Westview Press


This integrated, analytic text presents a comprehensive analysis of the transformation of the political economy of development in the contemporary Middle East over the past several decades. Extensively rewritten and revised, the third edition of A Political Economy of the Middle East retains a focus on the interaction of economic development processes,…  See more details below

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This integrated, analytic text presents a comprehensive analysis of the transformation of the political economy of development in the contemporary Middle East over the past several decades. Extensively rewritten and revised, the third edition of A Political Economy of the Middle East retains a focus on the interaction of economic development processes, state systems, and social actors even as it also: Documents the many changes in demography, education, labor markets, urbanization, water and agriculture, and international labor migration in the Middle East in recent years; Considers the effect of rising oil prices on reinforcement of authoritarian governance in the region; Refines its assessment of “the Washington Consensus” to provide a more nuanced approach to the issue of the shifting balance of state and market in economic growth and reform (in an entirely rewritten Chapter 9); Presents Islamism as a vital force in the region that is nonetheless a vast, diverse social movement with many conflicting participants (in a wholly revised Chapter 14).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813343488
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
07/30/2007
Edition description:
Third Edition, Third Edition
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
539,921
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
1Introduction1
2The Framework of the Study8
3Economic Growth and Structural Change45
4The Impact of Rapid Population Growth77
5Human Capital: Health, Education, and Labor Markets103
6Water and Food Security145
7The Emergence of the Public Sector173
8Contradictions of State-Led Growth205
9The Checkered Course of Economic Reform222
10Urban Political Economy251
11Political Regimes: As They Are and as They View Themselves275
12Solidarism and Its Enemies309
13The Military and the State329
14Is Islam the Solution?346
15Regionalism, Labor Migration, and the Future of the Oil Economies366
16Conclusion391
References399
About the Book and Authors418
Index419

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