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Trade Policy and Economic Integration in the Middle East and North Africa

Economic Boundaries in Flux

Edited by Hassan Hakimian, Jeffrey B Nugent

Routledge – 2005 – 320 pages

Series: Routledge Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa

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Description

The recent globalization trends have revived a long-standing interest in regional integration in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Despite numerous attempts to encourage economic integration in MENA in the past few decades, there is broad consensus that progress has been painstakingly slow and the record of economic integration in the MENA region largely beset by failure.

This book examines the impact of recent changes in the world economy on trade policy within the MENA region and its economic relations with the rest of the world. It considers regional integration and prospects for trade blocs; trade liberalization and economic restructuring; resource endowments and employment trends; and changes in economic boundaries, especially as a result of labour migration and regional conflicts.

Reviews

'Relevant and interesting. I recommend it as a text for applied regional trade as well as for general courses on MENA and economic development.' - Middle East Studies Association

Contents

Part 1: Past Trends and Future Prospects for Growth Part 2: Integration Patterns, Trade Blocs and Regional Policy Part 3: Trade and Restructuring: Lessons and Outcomes Part 4: Resource Endowments, Factor Markets and Employment Issues Part 5: Economic Boundaries in Flux

Name: Trade Policy and Economic Integration in the Middle East and North Africa: Economic Boundaries in Flux (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Hassan Hakimian, Jeffrey B Nugent. The recent globalization trends have revived a long-standing interest in regional integration in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Despite numerous attempts to encourage economic integration in MENA in the past few decades, there...
Categories: Development Economics, International Trade (incl. trade agreements & tariffs), Economics and Development, African & Third World Politics, Middle East Politics, Middle East Economics