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Description - Globalization and Business Politics in Arab North Africa by Melani Claire Cammett

Can production for global markets help business groups to mobilize collectively? Under what conditions does globalization enable the private sector to develop independent organizational bases and create effective relationships with the state? Focusing on varied Moroccan and Tunisian responses to trade liberalization in the 1990s, Melani Cammett argues that two constitutive dimensions of business-government relations shape business responses to global economic opening: the balance of power between business and the state before economic opening and the preexisting business class structure. These two dimensions combine to form different configurations of business-government relations, including 'distant' and 'close' linkages, leading to divergent interests and, hence, strategic behavior by industrialists. The book also extends the analysis to additional country cases, including India, Turkey, and Taiwan, and examines how different patterns of business-government relations affect processes of industrial upgrading.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521869508
ISBN-10: 0521869501
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 286
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Melani Claire Cammett

Melani Cammett, Kutayba Alghanim Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brown University, is the recipient of numerous accolades for her research into Maghrib and Middle Eastern business and politics. An expert in the field, Cammett has published pieces on related subjects for Comparative Politics, Foreign Policy, and Arab Studies Journal, among others; she is an active participant in the American Political Science Association, the International Studies Association, and the Middle East Studies Association. Her first book has been funded by the Social Science Research Council and the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, as well as the University of California, Berkeley, and Brown University. In addition to teaching at Brown University, Cammett serves as an Academy Scholar at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center.