The Illusion of Progress in the Arab World
A Critique of Western Misconstructions
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Illusion of Progress in the Arab World by Galal A. Amin
Book DescriptionWith the razor pen and keen intellect that have won him numerous loyal readers for his previous books, Egyptian economist Galal Amin here takes on the terms of the debate between the Arab world and the West. He applies his sharp wit and powers of observation to notions of freedom, democracy, human rights, terrorism (of course), and more, all of which fare the worse for falling under his gaze. True to form, Amin's analysis is laced with scholarly research, much humanity, and sly, subtle humor. His critique of the much-discussed UNDP Arab Human Development Report represents a welcome and reasoned Arab reply to this document that has been too frequently used as a cudgel to bash the Arab world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774249716
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: Egypt
Books By Author Galal A. Amin
Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians?, Paperback (January 2004)
This work takes a look at the changes that have taken place in Egyptian society since the 1950s, and considers the disruptions brought about by the surge in population. It discusses how runaway population growth has effects on aspects of society and also predictable effects on the economy.
Whatever Happened to the Egyptians?, Paperback (February 2001)
Based on academic research and the author's own personal experiences and impressions, this study examines the underlying causes of some of the more disturbing social, political, economic, and cultural phemonena that characterize Egyptian society today.
Food Supply and Economic Development, Hardback (April 1966)» View all books by Galal A. Amin
First Published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author Biography - Galal A. Amin
Galal Amin is professor of economics at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of Whatever Happened to the Egyptians? (AUC Press, 2000) and Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians? (AUC Press, 2004). David Wilmsen is director of the Arabic and Translation Studies division of the Center for Adult and Continuing Education at the American University in Cairo.
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