A Political Economy of the Middle East is the most comprehensive analysis of developments in the political economy of the region over the past several decades, examining the interaction of economic development processes, state systems and policies, and social actors in the Middle East.
The fourth edition, with new authors Melani Cammett and Ishac Diwan, has been thoroughly revised, with two new introductory chapters that provide an updated framework with which to understand and study the many changes in demography, education, labor markets, urbanization, water and agriculture, and international labor migration in the recent years. The new edition also includes: a new chapter that charts the political economy of the Gulf states and, in particular, the phenomenal growth of oil economies; a new chapter on the rise of "crony capitalism;" and increased coverage of the changes in civil society and social movements in the region, including an exploration of the causes, dynamics, consequences, and aftermath of the Arab uprisings.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction and Framework of the Study Chapter 2 Economic Growth and Structural Change Chapter 3 Political Regimes Chapter 4 The Impact of Demographic Change Chapter 5 Human Capital: Health, Education, and Labor Markets Chapter 6 Water and Food Security Chapter 7 Rise and Fall of State-Led Development Chapter 8. Structural Adjustment and the Rise of Crony Capitalism Chapter 9 Political Economy of the Gulf Chapter 10 The Military Chapter 11 Solidarism and Its Enemies: Civil Society and Social Movements in the Middle East Chapter 12 Is Islam the Solution? Chapter 13 Regional and Global Economic Integration Chapter 14 Conclusion