The modern Arab world is faced with a serious problem in the imbalance between human and natural resources. The Gulf states, with their vast natural resources, are poor in human resources, whereas in Egypt or Jordan the picture is reversed. This study, first published in 1983, considers the range of factors affecting development in the Arab world and examines the broad sectoral resources, the infrastructure for resource development and the range of problems shaping the political economy of Arab advancement. In conclusion, an analysis is made of the existing trends in the transformation of Arab society and ways are suggested in which these trends will develop over the next decade.
Table of Contents
Introduction Ibrahim Ibrahim Part 1. Sectoral Resources 1.1. Human Resources in the Arab World: the Impact of Migration Ismail Serageldin, James A. Socknat and John S. Birks 1.2. Energy and Arab Development Nazli Choucri 1.3. Arab Financial Resources: an Analysis and Critique of Present Deployment Policies George T. Abed 1.4. Arab Agricultural Productivity: a New Perspective Atif Kubursi Part 2. Institutional Mechanisms for Resource Development 2.1. Institution-Building in Developing Countries Hisham M. Nazer 2.2. The Arab Development Funds and Arab Foreign Aid Ibrahim M. Oweiss 2.3. Arab Institutions of Higher Learning and Their Own Manpower Development Samir N. Anabtawi Part 3. The Political Economy of Development 3.1. The Political Environment for Development Roger Owen 3.2. A New Framework for Complementarity Among the Arab Economies Yusuf A. Sayigh 3.3. Ideological Determinants of Arab Development Halim Barakat 3.4. Case Studies in Technology Transfer in the Arab World Lawrence L. Edwards 3.5. Administration: the Forgotten Issue in Arab Development Omar El-Fathaly and Richard Chackerian Part 4. Aspects of Arab Transformation 4.1. Islamic Revival and the Crisis of the Secular State in the Arab World: an Historical Appraisal Philip S. Khoury 4.2. Social Implications of Labor Migration in the Arab World Janet Abu-Lughod 4.3. Modernization, Oil and the Arab Countries Dankwart A. Rustow 4.4. Why Japan? Charles Issawi 4.5. The Poor Rich Arabs Hisham Sharabi