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Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East

Clement M. Henry, Robert Springborg
Format
Book
Published
New York : Cambridge University Press, c2010.
Edition
2nd ed
Language
English
Series
The contemporary Middle East
Contemporary Middle East
ISBN
9780521519397 (hardback), 052151939X (hardback), 9780521737449 (pbk.), 0521737443 (pbk.)
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Summary
"In a new edition of their book on the economic development of the Middle East and North Africa, Clement Henry and Robert Springborg reflect on what has happened to the region's economy since 2001. How have the various countries in the Middle East responded to the challenges of globalization and to the rise of political Islam, and what changes, for better or for worse, have occurred? Utilizing the country categories they applied in the previous book and further elaborating the significance of the structural power of capital and Islamic finance, they demonstrate how over the past decade the monarchies (as exemplified by Jordan, Morocco, and those of the Gulf Cooperation Council) and the conditional democracies (Israel, Turkey, and Lebanon) continue to do better than the military dictatorships or "bullies" (Egypt, Tunisia, and now Iran) and "the bunker states" (Algeria, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen)"--
"Books published in The Contemporary Middle East series address the major political, economic and social debates facing the region today. Each title comprises a survey of the available literature against the background of the author's own critical interpretation which is designed to challenge and encourage independent analysis. While the focus of the series is the Middle East and North Africa, books are presented as aspects of the rounded treatment, which cut across disciplinary and geographic boundaries. They are intended to initiate debate in the classroom, and to foster understanding amongst professionals and policy-makers"--
Contents
  • The globalization dialectic
  • The challenges of globalization
  • Political capacities and local capital
  • Bunker states
  • Bully praetorian states
  • Globalizing monarchies
  • Precarious democracies
  • Conclusion.
Description
xxi, 358 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
The contemporary Middle East ; 1
Contemporary Middle East ; 1
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