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Political Economy of the Middle East

ISBN-10: 0813343488
ISBN-13: 9780813343488
Edition: 3rd 2007
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $55.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 7/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

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). Book jacket.

Illustrations
Preface to the Third Edition
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction
Notes
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
Economic Growth and Structural Change
The Natural Resource Base
Oil Supply, Demand, and Economic Rents
Patterns of Economic Growth
Conclusion
Notes
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
Human Capital: Health, Education, and Labor Markets
Health Conditions
Educational Systems
Labor Markets
Conclusion
Notes
Water and Food Security
The Food Gap
Policy Constraints to Output Growth
Water and the Imperative of a New Food Security Strategy
Conclusion
Notes
The Emergence of the Public Sector
The State as Architect of Structural Transformation
Ataturk and the Turkish Paradigm
Replicating the Paradigm
State Capitalism, the State Bourgeoisie, and the Process of Accumulation
Notes
Contradictions of State-Led Growth
The Continued Dominance of Public-Sector Enterprise
The Political Economy of "Structural Adjustment,"
Notes
Re-Mixing Market and State: The Uncertain Career of the "Washington Consensus"
A Survey of Country Experiences
Conclusion
Notes
Urban Political Economy
The Process of Urbanization
Housing and Infrastructure
Poverty and Distribution of Income
Urban Politics and Political Violence
Notes
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
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
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
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
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
Conclusion
References
Index

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