The Political Economy of Investment in Syria

The Political Economy of Investment in Syria

by Linda Matar

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ISBN-13: 9781137397713
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/10/2016
Series: Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy , #14465
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Linda Matar is Research Fellow at The National University of Singapore. Her research involves the political economy of the Arab Near East with particular emphasis on Syria. Her recent publications include the article 'Twilight of 'state capitalism' in formerly 'socialist' Arab states' (The Journal of North African Studies, 2013).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Review of the Theoretical Framework on Investment Decisions
3. Investment Promotion in Developing Countries
4. Class and State Capitalism in Syria
5. Investment Liberalisation during the Hafiz Assad Regime: Moving to a 'Freer' Market
6. Economic Liberalisation as an Irreversible Trend during the Bashar Regime: The Socioeconomic Fuel of the Syrian Crisis
7. Conclusion: Difficult Exit from a Prolonged Conflict

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“Taking the determinants of investment, and agency of class, as an analytical lens, Linda Matar weaves an important account of Syria’s political economy under the Ba’th. Of particular value is her demonstration of how the failure of neoliberal policies to channel investment into productive fields and the neglect of the rural poor set the stage for the 2011 uprising.” (Raymond Hinnebusch, Director, Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St. Andrews, UK)

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