Rebuilding Devastated Economies In The Middle East

Hardcover | December 20, 2007

EditorL. Binder

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This book analyzes the political obstacles to the adoption of classic strategies of economic recovery and development, as well as the economic consequences of democratic political reforms.  The case studies demonstrate that both "rentierism" and the "democracy deficit" result from a means-end problem rather than an ideological problem.  The contributors focus on the role of the challenged rulers of shaky states where economic devastation has been the consequence of civil strife, often aided and abetted by external influences. But, if there can be no successful rebuilding of devastated economies, without some significant regime change, we seem to be asking these governments to put themselves out of business. 

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This book analyzes the political obstacles to the adoption of classic strategies of economic recovery and development, as well as the economic consequences of democratic political reforms.  The case studies demonstrate that both "rentierism" and the "democracy deficit" result from a means-end problem rather than an ideological problem....

Leonard Binder, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Near East Studies at UCLA is a past President of the Middle east Studies Association  and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  He is one of the founders of the field of modern Middle East Studies through his research, scholar...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:December 20, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230600174

ISBN - 13:9780230600171

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Global Perspectives and Regional Realities--Leonard Binder * New and Recurring Forms of Poverty and Inequality in the Arab World--Kiren Chaudhry * Illicit International Transactions: Implications for Reconstruction in Iraq, Palestine, and Algeria--Bradford Dillman * Hydrocarbon Production As a Route to Economic Health: Complex Consequences--Mary Ann Tetreault * Rebuilding without Resolution: The Lebanese Economy and State in the Post-Civil War Period--Samir Makdisi * Warn-Torn or Systematically Distorted? Rebuilding the Algerian Economy--Miriam R. Lowi * No Quick Fix: Foreign Aid and State Performance in Yemen--Sheila Carapico * An MDG-Based Stratedgy for Rebuilding the Post-Conflict Sudanese Economy--Ibrahim Ahmed Elbadawi * Afghanistan: Rebuilding and Transforming a Devastated Economy--Marvin G. Weinbaum * The Road to Civil and Economic Meltdown: "Market Fundamentalism and Its Consequences in Iraq--Bassam Yousif