A Political Economy of the Middle East

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Westview Press, 1996 - Political Science - 445 pages
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This integrated, analytic text presents a comprehensive analysis of the transformation of the political economy of the entire contemporary Middle East region over the past several decades. As did the first edition, this new edition, extensively rewritten and revised, stresses how different development strategies have contributed to the creation of powerful interests that now often block needed change. The book also retains its focus on the interaction of economic development processes, state systems, and social actors. The revisions not only include much new data and evidence but also take into account emerging issues, such as youth unemployment, impending water shortages, the experience with structural adjustment, pressures for democratization, and the rise of political Islam. The authors also give special attention to the impact of such recent international events as the collapse of the oil boom, the end of the Cold War, and Operation Desert Storm.
  

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Borrowed this book from the library when I first first moved to the ME. The country-specific analysis provided a good starting point for understanding the Arab spring which started a few months after I got here. Read full review

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Not an easy read. If this makes me sound dumb, I can deal with that. Many times I had to go back a page or two and start over just to make sure I was following along properly. Regardless, I learned a ... Read full review

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Page xvi - OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries...
Page 325 - With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, our security environment has undergone profound transformation.
Page xiii - Eastern states, were made possible by a postdoctoral research grant from the Joint Committee on the Near and Middle East of the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies.
Page xvi - UNICEF United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund USAID United States Agency for International Development...
Page xv - FOB Free on Board GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade GDI Gross Domestic Investment GDP Gross Domestic Product GDS Gross Domestic Saving GNP Gross National Product GNS Gross National Saving...
Page 178 - (c) Although considering individual enterprise and effort as a basic idea, we desire to have the Government take an active interest, especially in the economic field, and to operate as far as possible in matters that lend themselves to the safeguarding of vital and general interests, or in short, that the Government ensure the welfare of the nation and the prosperity of the State.
Page 176 - ... system. Whereas in the previous period the role of industry had been rather small owing to restricting conditions, we now see Five-year plans and the regime's industrial ambitions overshadowing the needs of the Turkish peasant. The carrying out of these policies was no longer left to private initiative. Turkey became first among the backward countries to conduct an experiment in planned development, with its first Five-year plan in 1934.** The general framework of development efforts remained...
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Page 102 - The total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children at each age in accordance with prevailing age-specific fertility rates.
Page 154 - The result, all over the region, was the development of a land tenure characterized by: large estates, accounting for a quarter to four-fifths of privately owned land and in the main tilled by sharecroppers; a huge number of very small peasant proprietors, often with highly fragmented holdings; short and precarious leases; high rents (mostly one- to two-thirds of gross output); large debts; rising land values; and a growing landless proletariat earning very low wages.

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About the author (1996)

Alan Richards is professor of economics at the University of California at Santa Cruz. John Waterbury is William Stewart Tod Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Alan Richards is professor of economics at the University of California at Santa Cruz. John Waterbury is William Stewart Tod Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University.

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