Lessons for the Middle East
This book argues that a key factor leading to successful economic development is the relationship between business and the state. Based on extensive original research, the book shows how the formation of long-standing coalitions between state institutions and business institutions can be crucial....
To Be Published March 30th 2014 by Routledge
Petro Populism, Islam and Economic Sanctions
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,...
To Be Published November 29th 2013 by Routledge
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
Employment, Poverty Reduction and Integration
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
Reform and Counter-Reform in the Post-Revolutionary Era
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 April 25th 2011 by Routledge
Monetary Policy Frameworks and Strategies
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 November 30th 2010 by Routledge
Relief from Conflict or Development Delayed?
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
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 March 28th 2010 by Routledge
Institutions, Corruption and Reform
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 May 6th 2009 by Routledge
Public Policy Dilemmas
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
Labour, Land and Occupation
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 September 1st 2005 by Routledge
Economic Boundaries in Flux
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...
Published May 12th 2005 by Routledge