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Routledge Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa


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State–Business Alliances and Economic Development: Turkey, Mexico and North Africa

State–Business Alliances and Economic Development: Turkey, Mexico and North Africa

1st Edition

Işık Özel
October 12, 2017

This book argues that a key dynamic behind economic development in the emerging markets is the coordination between the state and businesses. Exploring the links between institutions, state--business alliances and economic development in the context of tumultuous market transitions since the 1980s,...

Iran and the Global Economy: Petro Populism, Islam and Economic Sanctions

Iran and the Global Economy: Petro Populism, Islam and Economic Sanctions

1st Edition

Parvin Alizadeh, Hassan Hakimian
June 28, 2016

The relationship between religion and the state has entered a new phase ever since the Iranian Revolution more than three decades ago. The recent mass uprisings against autocratic rulers in the Arab world have highlighted the potency of Islamist forces in post-revolutionary societies in the region,...

Economic and Trade Policies in the Arab World: Employment, Poverty Reduction and Integration

Economic and Trade Policies in the Arab World: Employment, Poverty Reduction and Integration

1st Edition

Mahmoud A.T. Elkhafif, Sahar Taghdisi-Rad, Mutasim Elagraa
June 28, 2016

The Arab Spring and recent popular uprisings that have taken place in many Arab countries since the end of 2010 highlight the urgent need for economic policy reorientation in these countries. This book addresses key issues relevant to the contemporary economic realities of the Arab economies;...

The Political Economy of Aid in Palestine: Relief from Conflict or Development Delayed?

The Political Economy of Aid in Palestine: Relief from Conflict or Development Delayed?

1st Edition

Sahar Taghdisi-Rad
March 04, 2015

Despite for many years receiving the highest per capita aid worldwide, the economies of the West Bank and Gaza Strip have failed to achieve any lasting developmental outcomes and suffer from major weaknesses which undermine their very survival. This book argues that the dominant, mainstream...

Economic Liberalization and Turkey

Economic Liberalization and Turkey

1st Edition

Sübidey Togan
November 11, 2013

The liberalization of the Turkish economy is a key factor affecting Turkey’s application to join the European Union. This book examines the impact of economic liberalization in Turkey and Turkey’s approach to the elimination of barriers to trade. It focuses on the liberalization of trade in Turkey’...

Money in the Middle East and North Africa: Monetary Policy Frameworks and Strategies

Money in the Middle East and North Africa: Monetary Policy Frameworks and Strategies

1st Edition

David Cobham, Ghassan Dibeh
October 29, 2013

Monetary policy in the Middle East and North African (MENA) countries remains an understudied area; this book fills an important gap by examining monetary policy frameworks and monetary policy strategies in the region. Building on the editors’ earlier book, Monetary Policy and Central Banking in...

Iran's Struggle for Economic Independence: Reform and Counter-Reform in the Post-Revolutionary Era

Iran's Struggle for Economic Independence: Reform and Counter-Reform in the Post-Revolutionary Era

1st Edition

Evaleila Pesaran
March 05, 2013

It is often assumed that Iran must necessarily submit to the forces of globalization and liberalize its economy, but the country’s ruling elites have continued throughout the post-revolutionary era to resist these pressures for neo-liberal economic reform, seeking to survive in the battlefield of...

Palestinian Labour Migration to Israel: Labour, Land and Occupation

Palestinian Labour Migration to Israel: Labour, Land and Occupation

1st Edition

Leila Farsakh
July 13, 2012

Leila Farsakh provides the first comprehensive analysis of the rise and fall of Palestinian labour flows to Israel. Highlighting the interdependence between Israel’s confiscation of Palestinian land and the use of Palestinian labour, she shows how migration has been the result of evolving dynamics...

Monetary Policy and Central Banking in the Middle East and North Africa

Monetary Policy and Central Banking in the Middle East and North Africa

1st Edition

David Cobham, Ghassan Dibeh
May 15, 2012

This book examines monetary policy, central banking and exchange rate regimes in the Middle East and North Africa. Part I covers central banking and monetary policy, while Part II covers monetary policy and exchange rate regimes. Some chapters focus on the monetary frameworks of particular...

Economic Performance in the Middle East and North Africa: Institutions, Corruption and Reform

Economic Performance in the Middle East and North Africa: Institutions, Corruption and Reform

1st Edition

Serdar Sayan
April 11, 2011

The economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are in dire need of substantial institutional reform to improve their growth performance so as to create enough jobs for millions of entrants into their respective job markets, and to fight poverty and income inequality. This is...

Islam and the Everyday World: Public Policy Dilemmas

Islam and the Everyday World: Public Policy Dilemmas

1st Edition

Sohrab Behdad, Farhad Nomani
May 02, 2008

This is a new examination of how Shari’a law affects public policy both theoretically and in practice, across a wide range of public policy areas, including for example human rights and family law. The process by which public policy is decided - through elections, debates, political processes, and...

Trade Policy and Economic Integration in the Middle East and North Africa: Economic Boundaries in Flux

Trade Policy and Economic Integration in the Middle East and North Africa: Economic Boundaries in Flux

1st Edition

Hassan Hakimian, Jeffrey B Nugent
May 13, 2005

The recent globalization trends have revived a long-standing interest in regional integration in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Despite numerous attempts to encourage economic integration in MENA in the past few decades, there is broad consensus that progress has been...

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