A Political Economy of the Middle East (4th Revised edition)

A Political Economy of the Middle East (4th Revised edition)

By: John Waterbury (author), Ishac Diwan (author), Melani Cammett (author), Alan Richards (author)Paperback

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A Political Economy of the Middle East is the most comprehensive analysis of developments in the political economy of the region over the past several decades, examining the interaction of economic development processes, state systems and policies, and social actors in the Middle East. The fourth edition, with new authors Melani Cammett and Ishac Diwan, has been thoroughly revised, with two new introductory chapters that provide an updated framework with which to understand and study the many changes in demography, education, labor markets, urbanization, water and agriculture, and international labor migration in the recent years. The new edition also includes: a new chapter that charts the political economy of the Gulf states and, in particular, the phenomenal growth of oil economies; a new chapter on the rise of "crony capitalism;" and increased coverage of the changes in civil society and social movements in the region, including an exploration of the causes, dynamics, consequences, and aftermath of the Arab uprisings.

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MELANI CAMMETT is professor of government at Harvard University. She is the author of Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon, and the co-editor of The Politics of Non-State Welfare. ISHAC DIWAN is a visiting researcher at the Paris School of Economics and directs the Economic and Political Transformation Program at the Economic Research Forum. He is the author of Understanding the Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings. ALAN RICHARDS is professor of economics and environmental studies, emeritus, at the University of California at Santa Cruz. JOHN WATERBURY is William Stewart Tod Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Emeritus, at Princeton University.


Chapter 1 Introduction and Framework of the Study Chapter 2 Economic Growth and Structural Change Chapter 3 Political Regimes Chapter 4 The Impact of Demographic Change Chapter 5 Human Capital: Health, Education, and Labor Markets Chapter 6 Water and Food Security Chapter 7 Rise and Fall of State-Led Development Chapter 8. Structural Adjustment and the Rise of Crony Capitalism Chapter 9 Political Economy of the Gulf Chapter 10 The Military Chapter 11 Solidarism and Its Enemies: Civil Society and Social Movements in the Middle East Chapter 12 Is Islam the Solution? Chapter 13 Regional and Global Economic Integration Chapter 14 Conclusion

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  • publication date: 19/03/2015
  • ISBN13: 9780813349381
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 608
  • ID: 9780813349381
  • weight: 828
  • ISBN10: 0813349389
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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