Military Expenditure and Economic Growth in the Middle East

Hardcover | November 15, 2009

byLatif Wahid

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This book investigates the role and the impacts of armies and military regimes in the Middle East. It argues that one of the main causes of the slow and stagnated economic development in the region is high military expenditure perpetuated by strong grips of armies on the politics of the region. 

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This book investigates the role and the impacts of armies and military regimes in the Middle East. It argues that one of the main causes of the slow and stagnated economic development in the region is high military expenditure perpetuated by strong grips of armies on the politics of the region. 

LATIF WAHID is Principal Lecturer in Economics at the University of Westminster, UK. He has also taught at the University of Hong Kong, and has participated in the establishment of the University of Kurdistan/Arbil.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.84 × 5.71 × 0.63 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230220177

ISBN - 13:9780230220171

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Table of Contents

Introduction * The Economics of Military Expenditure: A Literature Review * Iran: The Quest for Becoming the Dominant Regional Power * Turkey: Secularism with an Asiatic Connotation * Iraq: The Unholy Marriage of Adversaries * Syria: The Costs of the Palestinian Question * Egypt: The Costs of Being an Arab Leader * Israel: The Costs of Survival in a Hostile Neighbourhood