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The Resource A political economy of the Middle East, Alan Richards, John Waterbury

A political economy of the Middle East, Alan Richards, John Waterbury

Label
A political economy of the Middle East
Title
A political economy of the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Alan Richards, John Waterbury
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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, this third edition 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 ; presents Islamism as a vital force in the region that is nonetheless a vast, diverse social movement with many conflicting participants
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
338.956
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC415.15
LC item number
.R53 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A political economy of the Middle East, Alan Richards, John Waterbury
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-450) and index
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  • LEE
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The framework of the study -- Economic growth and structural change -- The impact of demographic change -- Human capital: health, education, and labor markets -- Water and food security -- The emergence of the public sector -- Contradictions of state-led growth -- Re-mixing market and state: the uncertain career of the "Washington Consensus" -- Urban political economy -- Political regimes: as viewed by themselves and others -- Solidarism and its enemies -- The military and the state -- Is Islam the solution? -- Regional economic integration and labor migration -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xviii, 474 p.
Isbn
9780813343488
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006037317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., map
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u6536244
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm76074307

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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