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Routledge Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa

Series Editor: Hassan Hakimian

The Middle East continues to dominate in the news and current affairs coverage of the media both in global and regional contexts. Despite this growing and intensified interest in recent years, it is widely recognised that the region is largely underrepresented in a range of disciplines in the scholarly and academic domains.

Routledge is proud to have launched this series since 2003 to widen in-depth analyses and understanding of the economic and political dynamics of this important region. The aim of the series is to publish both specialist and more general titles covering a wide range of issues relating to the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa region. It will feature the latest political economy studies of the Middle East defined to encompass countries from Morocco to Iran.

Submissions from prospective authors are welcomed, and should be sent in the first instance to the series editor (hh2@soas.ac.uk). The series will be open to single-authored books as well as edited volumes and textbooks. All manuscripts will be subject to international standards of peer review.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 12 results in Routledge Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa
  1. Iran and the Global Economy

    Petro Populism, Islam and Economic Sanctions

    Edited by Parvin Alizadeh, Hassan Hakimian

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

    The relationship between religion and the state has entered a new phase ever since the Iranian Revolution more than three decades ago. The recent mass uprisings against autocratic rulers in the Arab world have highlighted the potency of Islamist forces in post-revolutionary societies in the region,...

    Published December 17th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Economic Liberalization and Turkey

    By Sübidey Togan

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

    The liberalization of the Turkish economy is a key factor affecting Turkey’s application to join the European Union. This book examines the impact of economic liberalization in Turkey and Turkey’s approach to the elimination of barriers to trade. It focuses on the liberalization of trade in Turkey’...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Money in the Middle East and North Africa

    Monetary Policy Frameworks and Strategies

    Edited by David Cobham, Ghassan Dibeh

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

    Monetary policy in the Middle East and North African (MENA) countries remains an understudied area; this book fills an important gap by examining monetary policy frameworks and monetary policy strategies in the region. Building on the editors’ earlier book, Monetary Policy and Central Banking in...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Iran's Struggle for Economic Independence

    Reform and Counter-Reform in the Post-Revolutionary Era

    By Evaleila Pesaran

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

    It is often assumed that Iran must necessarily submit to the forces of globalization and liberalize its economy, but the country’s ruling elites have continued throughout the post-revolutionary era to resist these pressures for neo-liberal economic reform, seeking to survive in the battlefield of...

    Published March 4th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Palestinian Labour Migration to Israel

    Labour, Land and Occupation

    By Leila Farsakh

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

    Leila Farsakh provides the first comprehensive analysis of the rise and fall of Palestinian labour flows to Israel. Highlighting the interdependence between Israel’s confiscation of Palestinian land and the use of Palestinian labour, she shows how migration has been the result of evolving dynamics...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Monetary Policy and Central Banking in the Middle East and North Africa

    Edited by David Cobham, Ghassan Dibeh

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

    This book examines monetary policy, central banking and exchange rate regimes in the Middle East and North Africa. Part I covers central banking and monetary policy, while Part II covers monetary policy and exchange rate regimes. Some chapters focus on the monetary frameworks of particular...

    Published May 14th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Economic and Trade Policies in the Arab World

    Employment, Poverty Reduction and Integration

    Edited by Mahmoud A.T. Elkhafif, Sahar Taghdisi-Rad, Mutasim Elagraa

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

    The Arab Spring and recent popular uprisings that have taken place in many Arab countries since the end of 2010 highlight the urgent need for economic policy reorientation in these countries. This book addresses key issues relevant to the contemporary economic realities of the Arab economies;...

    Published April 25th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Economic Performance in the Middle East and North Africa

    Institutions, Corruption and Reform

    Edited by Serdar Sayan

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

    The economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are in dire need of substantial institutional reform to improve their growth performance so as to create enough jobs for millions of entrants into their respective job markets, and to fight poverty and income inequality. This is...

    Published April 10th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Political Economy of Aid in Palestine

    Relief from Conflict or Development Delayed?

    By Sahar Taghdisi-Rad

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

    Despite for many years receiving the highest per capita aid worldwide, the economies of the West Bank and Gaza Strip have failed to achieve any lasting developmental outcomes and suffer from major weaknesses which undermine their very survival. This book argues that the dominant, mainstream...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Islam and the Everyday World

    Public Policy Dilemmas

    Edited by Sohrab Behdad, Farhad Nomani

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

    This is a new examination of how Shari’a law affects public policy both theoretically and in practice, across a wide range of public policy areas, including for example human rights and family law. The process by which public policy is decided - through elections, debates, political processes, and...

    Published May 1st 2008 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. State–Business Alliances and Economic Development: Turkey, Mexico and North Africa
    By Işık Özel
    To Be Published August 13th 2014

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