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Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East

2nd Edition

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Part of The Contemporary Middle East

  • Date Published: September 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521737449

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  • 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).

    • An accessible overview of economics in the North Africa and Middle East region
    • This second edition aims to further develop theories of the first edition
    • Primarily focused on students of Middle East economics
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    "Clement Henry and Robert Springborg's book, in particular, represents a serious attempt to build a typology of Arab authoritarianism, and one that maps remarkably well onto the outcomes of the Arab revolts so far … stimulating, innovative, empirically rich and highly relevant for all students of authoritarianism and political transition."
    Steffen Hertong, Perspectives on Politics

    "… the book provides readers with a deep analysis of economic decision-making processes in a number of country cases, and it is particularly successful in highlighting the reasons behind the economic success of democratic countries vis-à-vis authoritarian regimes. The framework the authors establish throughout the study is useful for comprehending the political economy of development in the MENA region."
    Yusuke Kawamura, New Middle Eastern Studies

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521737449
    • length: 382 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 163 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 24 b/w illus. 1 map 15 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The globalization dialectic
    2. The challenges of globalization
    3. Political capacities and local capital
    4. Bunker states
    5. Bully praetorian states
    6. Globalization monarchies
    7. Precarious democracies
    8. Conclusion.

  • Authors

    Clement Moore Henry, University of Texas, Austin
    Clement Moore Henry is Professor of Government at the University of Texas, Austin. His publications include The Politics of Islamic Finance (2004) and The Mediterranean Debt Crescent: A Comparative Study of Money and Power in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey (1996).

    Robert Springborg, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
    Robert Springborg is Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. Until August, 2008 he held the MBI Al Jaber Chair in Middle East Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, where he also served as Director of the London Middle East Institute. Professor Springborg's publications include Legislative Politics in the Arab World (1999), Mubarak's Egypt: Fragmentation of the Political Order (1989) and Family Power and Politics in Egypt (1982).

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