By Alan Richards
Documents the various alterations in demography, schooling, hard work markets, urbanization, water and agriculture, and overseas exertions migration within the heart East in fresh years;
Considers the impact of emerging oil costs on reinforcement of authoritarian governance within the region;
Refines its evaluation of the Washington Consensus” to supply a extra nuanced method of the difficulty of the moving stability of kingdom and marketplace in financial development and reform;
Presents Islamism as a necessary strength within the area that's still an enormous, assorted social circulation with many conflicting participants;
Explores the effect of the Arab Spring and next occasions to the problems raised through the textbook in a totally new chapter.
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We have utilized them extensively throughout this work, as our citations attest. Our bibliography is, of course, only very partial. Work on political economy of the region has exploded since our first edition, and we have cited only very selectively from this now-vast literature. We could not, and do not, attempt to be exhaustive. There is much else that we do not attempt to do in this text, and some analytic approaches that we leave aside are admittedly important. We shall not, for instance, dwell much on psychological variables in explaining political and economic outcomes.
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In Chapter 5 we shall see that health has greatly improved in most countries—and that the exceptions (Iraq, Palestine, and Sudan) have straightforward political explanations. In Chapter 6 we shall see how food security for most Middle Easterners continues to be quite respectable—with the ghoulish, politically generated exception of famines in Sudan. We shall see in Chapters 7 and 8 how state-led, inward-looking development created new problems for economic progress, and we shall also see in Chapter 9 how attempts to shift the balance between state and market have always been politically driven and have often been politically blocked.
A Political Economy of the Middle East: Third Edition, UPDATED 2013 EDITION by Alan Richards