ISBN-10:
0813349281
ISBN-13:
2900813349281
Pub. Date:
08/06/2013
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing
Political Economy of the Middle East: Third Edition, UPDATED 2013 EDITION / Edition 3

Political Economy of the Middle East: Third Edition, UPDATED 2013 EDITION / Edition 3

by Alan Richards
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    ISBN-13: 2900813349281
    Publisher: Avalon Publishing
    Publication date: 08/06/2013
    Edition description: Third Edition, Third Edition, Third Edition, UPDATED 2013 EDITION
    Pages: 528
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Alan Richards is professor of economics and environmental studies, emeritus, at the University of California at Santa Cruz. 

    John Waterbury is William Stewart Tod Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Emeritus, at Princeton University. 

    Ishac Diwan is Lecturer in Public Policy and the director for Africa and the Middle East at the growth lab of the Center for International Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. 

    Melani Cammett is associate professor of political science at Brown University.

    Table of Contents

    Illustrations
    Preface to the Third Edition
    Acronyms and Abbreviations

    1 INTRODUCTION
    Notes

    2 THE FRAMEWORK OF THE STUDY
    Economic Growth and Structural Transformation
    State Structure and Development Policy
    Social Actors
    Structural Transformation and Interest Formation
    Defensive Modernization and Colonial Transformation
    Conclusion
    Notes

    3 ECONOMIC GROWTH AND STRUCTURAL CHANGE
    The Natural Resource Base
    Oil Supply, Demand, and Economic Rents
    Patterns of Economic Growth
    Conclusion
    Notes

    4 THE IMPACT OF DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE
    Comparative Demographic Patterns
    The Economic Consequences of Demographic Change
    The Politics of Young Populations
    The Politics of Differential Fertility
    Rapid Population Growth and the Would-Be Middle Class
    Conclusion
    Notes

    5 HUMAN CAPITAL: HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND LABOR MARKETS
    Health Conditions
    Educational Systems
    Labor Markets
    Conclusion
    Notes

    6 WATER AND FOOD SECURITY
    The Food Gap
    Policy Constraints to Output Growth
    Water and the Imperative of a New Food Security Strategy
    Conclusion
    Notes

    7 THE EMERGENCE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR
    The State as Architect of Structural Transformation
    Atatürk and the Turkish Paradigm
    Replicating the Paradigm
    State Capitalism, the State Bourgeoisie, and the Process of Accumulation
    Notes

    8 CONTRADICTIONS OF STATE-LED GROWTH
    The Continued Dominance of Public-Sector Enterprise
    The Political Economy of “Structural Adjustment”
    Notes

    9 RE-MIXING MARKET AND STATE: THE UNCERTAIN CAREER OF THE “WASHINGTON CONSENSUS”
    A Survey of Country Experiences
    Conclusion
    Notes

    10 URBAN POLITICAL ECONOMY
    The Process of Urbanization
    Housing and Infrastructure
    Poverty and Distribution of Income
    Urban Politics and Political Violence
    Notes

    11 POLITICAL REGIMES: AS VIEWED BY THEMSELVES AND OTHERS
    Socialist Republics
    “Liberal” Monarchies
    Established and Would-Be Democracies
    The Islamic Republics
    Future Regimes: Some Speculations
    Notes

    12 SOLIDARISM AND ITS ENEMIES
    Small Groups and Clientelist Politics
    The Failure of Parties
    The Tenets of Solidarism
    The Failure of Ideology
    The Islamist Challenge
    Democracy Without Democrats?
    Conclusion
    Notes

    13 THE MILITARY AND THE STATE
    The Military in Middle East Politics
    Good Guys or Bad Guys?
    The Economic Weight of the Military
    The Military and Nation Building
    The Regular Military and Civilians-in-Arms
    Conclusion
    Notes

    14 IS ISLAM THE SOLUTION?
    Preliminaries
    Islamism as a Social Movement: Coalitions of Social Actors
    Islamism as a Social Movement: Collective Action
    Islamist Economic Thought and Practice
    Islamists in Power
    Conclusion
    Notes

    15 REGIONAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION AND LABOR MIGRATION
    Labor Migration: An Overview
    The First Stream: To the European Union
    The Second Stream: To the Gulf
    The Impact of Labor Migration on Sending Countries
    The Impact of Migration on Receiving Countries
    Conclusion
    Notes

    16 CONCLUSION: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE ARAB UPRISINGS
    Cross-Regional Variation in the Arab Uprisings
    Prolonged Discontent: The Socioeconomic Foundations of the Arab Uprisings
    The Difficulties Ahead: Politics and Economic Reform
    During Transitions
    Notes

    References
    Index

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