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Middle East: Business & Economics: Politics
Find books, articles, and online resources about business and economics in the Middle East.
In Syria, state-business involvement through informal networks has contributed to an erratic economy. With unique access to private businessmen and select state officials during a critical period of transition, this book examines Syria's political economy from 1970 to 2005 to explain the nation's pattern of state intervention and prolonged economic stagnation.
Comparing Algeria with Iran, Iraq, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia, she asks why some states break down and undergo regime change, while others remain stable, or manage to re-stabilise after a period of instability. In contrast with exclusively structuralist accounts of the rentier state, this book demonstrates, in a fascinating and accessible study, that political stability is a function of the way in which structure and agency combine.
Only hours after Iraq's surrender ended the Persian Gulf War on February 27, 1991, federal officials swarmed the suburban home of an Atlanta banker. They handcuffed and arrested him on 347 felony charges - enough to send him to prison for some nine hundred years.
This second edition of Beverley Milton-Edwards textbook includes up-to-date coverage of the war in Iraq, developments in Israel/Palestine, and the aftermath of 9/11. It also features a new chapter on US relations with the Middle East Provides an in-depth survey of the literature on the politics, economics, history, and sociology of the Middle East.
This collection of thirteen essays explains and analyzes the conflict between the Government of Israel and the Palestine Authority over the granting of sovereignty to Palestinians from the point of view of international law. The essays cover two general topics: the political nature of the conflict and the economic issues. The collection includes eight respected contributions previously published and five newly written essays.
This book examines the socioeconomic and political development of Libya from earliest times to the present, concentrating in particular on the four decades of revolutionary rule which began in 1969. Focusing on the twin themes of continuity and change, Ronald Bruce St John emphasises the full extent to which the revolutionary government has distorted the depth and breadth of the post-1969 revolution by stressing policy change at the expense of policy continuity.
Although reform movements have been prominent in varying degrees in most Middle Eastern countries for some time, the cascade of events following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein has generated new pressures for democratization throughout the Arab World. Political Change in the Arab Gulf States explores the politics influencing the volatile situation in the region.