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Description - A Political Economy of the Middle East by Alan Richards

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).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813343488
ISBN-10: 0813343488
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alan Richards

Alan Richards is professor of economics and environmental studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz. John Waterbury is president of the American University of Beirut.