Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East

Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East

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Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East

In this study, Henry (U. of Texas, Austin) and Springborg (American Research Center in Egypt) consider the responses of the Middle East and North Africa to the threats and opportunities brought about by globalization. Building upon an analysis of the policies of isolationist "bunker" states, bully praetorian states, globalizing monarchies, and fragmented democracies, they argue that globalization induces political changes that are beneficial for national economic growth.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521623124
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2001
Series: Contemporary Middle East Series , #1
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile: 1540L (what's this?)

About 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.

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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