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The Israeli Path to Neoliberalism: The State, Continuity and Change

The Israeli Path to Neoliberalism: The State, Continuity and Change

1st Edition

Arie Krampf
January 29, 2018

In recent years, Israel has deeply and quickly transformed itself from a self-perceived social-democratic regime into a privatized and liberalized "Start-Up Nation" and a highly divided society. This transition to neoliberalism has been coupled with the adoption of a hawkish and isolationist...

Political Economy of the Gulf Sovereign Wealth Funds: A Case Study of Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

Political Economy of the Gulf Sovereign Wealth Funds: A Case Study of Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

1st Edition

Sara Bazoobandi
May 24, 2017

Using four Gulf sovereign wealth funds as case studies – Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE - this book examines and analyses the history, governance and structure, and investment strategies of the above mentioned funds, in the context of on-going debates about their transparency. The book...

State Reform and Development in the Middle East: Turkey and Egypt in the Post-Liberalization Era

State Reform and Development in the Middle East: Turkey and Egypt in the Post-Liberalization Era

1st Edition

Amr Adly
May 24, 2017

The economies of Turkey and Egypt, remarkably similar until the early 1980s, have since taken divergent paths. Turkey has successfully implemented a policy of export led industrialisation whilst Egypt’s manufacturing industry and exports have stagnated. In this book, Amr Adly uses extensive...

The Economic Development Process in the Middle East and North Africa

The Economic Development Process in the Middle East and North Africa

1st Edition

Alessandro Romagnoli, Luisa Mengoni
November 15, 2013

Offering a comprehensive analysis of the development of economies in the Middle East and North Africa over the past half century, this book charts the progress of these countries through an examination of an Islamic model of economic development, reform processes, and economic integration. Far from...

Turkey and the Global Economy: Neo-Liberal Restructuring and Integration in the Post-Crisis Era

Turkey and the Global Economy: Neo-Liberal Restructuring and Integration in the Post-Crisis Era

1st Edition

Ziya Onis, Fikret Senses
June 01, 2013

Since the financial crisis of 2000 and 2001 the Turkish economy has undergone considerable change and some improvement. This book gives a detailed examination of the neo-liberal restructuring that has taken place and the challenges the economy still faces, providing a comparative perspective on...

Industrialization in the Gulf: A Socioeconomic Revolution

Industrialization in the Gulf: A Socioeconomic Revolution

1st Edition

Jean-Francois Seznec, Mimi Kirk
November 13, 2012

In recent years, we have witnessed huge economic and socio-political change in the Gulf. This book examines the rapid industrialization of the region and how local economies are starting to diversify away from petroleum, exploring how this transformative process is starting to impact on the region’...

Economic Co-Operation in the Gulf: Issues in the Economies of the Arab Gulf Co-Operation Council States

Economic Co-Operation in the Gulf: Issues in the Economies of the Arab Gulf Co-Operation Council States

1st Edition

Badr El Din A. Ibrahim
May 10, 2012

With global concerns over rising oil prices, this book examines the major issues facing the economies of the Arab Gulf today, covering all six of the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (AGCC) states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Providing a detailed account...

Human Development in Iraq: 1950-1990

Human Development in Iraq: 1950-1990

1st Edition

Bassam Yousif
December 13, 2011

This systematic evaluation of Iraq’s political economy and human development offers a complex and sophisticated analysis of Iraq’s recent history. Focusing on the period from 1950 up to the Gulf war in 1990, the book brings an understanding of how development has been shaped or...

The Israeli Central Bank: Political Economy, Global Logics and Local Actors

The Israeli Central Bank: Political Economy, Global Logics and Local Actors

1st Edition

Daniel Maman, Zeev Rosenhek
February 24, 2011

This book examines the local and global political and institutional processes that have led to the strengthening of the Israeli central bank within the context of the now predominant neoliberal regime. Using Israel as a case study to identify broader patterns around the world, the authors examine...

The Turkish Economy: The Real Economy, Corporate Governance and Reform

The Turkish Economy: The Real Economy, Corporate Governance and Reform

1st Edition

Sumru G. Altug, Alpay Filiztekin
July 09, 2010

Including contributions from noted international scholars, this collection of papers provides a strong theoretical and empirical underpinning for the discussion of major public policy issues facing Turkey today. Matters addressed include: determinants of growth and productivity education and human...

Turkish Accession to the EU: Satisfying the Copenhagen Criteria

Turkish Accession to the EU: Satisfying the Copenhagen Criteria

1st Edition

Eric Faucompret, Jozef Konings
June 23, 2010

Is Turkey on the way to meet the economic Copenhagen criteria? The enlargement process that the European Union faced the last decade stirred the debate again about the role Turkey has to play and whether or not Turkey should be part of the European Union. While the enlargement with the Central...

The Egyptian Economy, 1952-2000: Performance Policies and Issues

The Egyptian Economy, 1952-2000: Performance Policies and Issues

1st Edition

Khalid Ikram
November 21, 2005

Interviews with former Prime Ministers and Cabinet Ministers along with previously unpublished analysis by the World Bank, IMF and USAID provide entertaining and interesting insights into Egypt's economic development policy during 1952 to 2000. Areas addressed include:* the performance of the...

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