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Middle East: Business & Economics: Politics
Find books, articles, and online resources about business and economics in the Middle East.
Source: The Washington Quarterly
Summary: The article presents the author's views on rebuilding Iraq's shattered political, economic, and social conditions. The country is facing lot of complicated problems including terrorism, organized and unorganized crime, a security vacuum, and a civil war.
Source: Information Technology for Development
Summary: Poor governance is among the most important causes of state failure and underdevelopment. Hence innovations and reforms in the governmental and bureaucratic apparatus are an important prerequisite for development.
Source: Journal of Democracy
Summary: Libya is building a new state and political order in the context of unique and difficult legacies compared to other Arab Spring countries. The primary challenge faced by Libya’s leaders is that of statelessness, which is a legacy of the Qadhafi regime.
Source: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East
Summary: This article discusses elite theories and defines the political elite in the IRI. It briefly elaborates on the continuity and change of power relations from the Pahlavi regime to the IRI. It further describes state institutions and the politically relevant elite in Iran.
Source: Social Studies of Science
Summary: In this paper, science studies and critical cartography are brought together in order to investigate cartographic representations as socially embedded practices and address how visual rhetoric intersects with knowledge claims in cartography.
Source: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
Summary: This paper explores the politics of landscape and nature within the process of nation-building. In it I examine how landscapes can operate in multiple, intersecting ways in the service of an ideological discourse and the politics of nature.
Source: Middle East Journal
Summary: Qatar's much publicized liberalization campaign was a direct result of efforts by the new Amir, Shaykh Hamad, to compensate for his fragile base of support within the ruling Al Thani family by appealing to a broader base of Qataris and the international community.
Source: The Middle East Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Summary: This article examines the dynamics of autocracy in Yemen through the lens of elite bargaining and decision-making inside networks of patronage. It identifies the informal rules of inclusion, exclusion, rewards, and punishments that guide elite behavior.
Source: Mediterranean Quarterly
Publication Date: 2008
Summary: In this article the author examines issues in Turkish politics current in July 2008. He declares that the role to be played by the Turkish armed forces in the political life of the country is of paramount importance.