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North Africa

Contemporary Politics and Economic Development, 1st Edition

By Allan MacKay Findlay, Richard I Lawless


286 pages

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This book covers the contemporary politics and economic development of the four countries of North Africa – Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. The first part is devoted to contemporary politics and political systems in each of these countries. It traces their political development since independence with the emphasis on the last ten to fifteen years. The second part concentrates on economic developments in each of the four countries. A separate chapter on each state provides a comprehensive analysis of the economic strategies adopted since independence. They discuss the impact of the planning strategies on the structure of the national economies and the social consequences resulting from these economic policies, notably in the field of employment and income distribution.

First published in 1984.

Table of Contents

1. The Politics of Algerian Socialism Hugh Roberts 2. Modern Morocco: Political Immobilism, Economic Dependence Peter Sluglett and Marion Farouk-Sluglett 3. Tunisia: Contemporary Politics Werner Ruf 4. State and Labour in Libya Pandeli Glavanis 5. Algeria: The Contradictions of Rapid Industrialisation Richard Lawless 6. The Moroccan Economy in the 1970s Anne Findlay 7. Tunisia: The Vicissitudes of Economic Development Allan Findlay 8. Libya: Problems of a Rentier State Stace Birks and Clive Sinclair

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies