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Routledge Library Editions: The Economy of the Middle East


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Arab Oil Policies in the 1970s (RLE Economy of Middle East) Opportunity and Responsibility

Arab Oil Policies in the 1970s (RLE Economy of Middle East): Opportunity and Responsibility

1st Edition

By Yusuf A. Sayigh
November 17, 2014

Until 1973 few people, either in the advanced, industrial countries or in the developing countries of the Third World, thought seriously on the issues and complexities involved in the production and marketing of the oil on which they relied. It was only with the sudden steep increases in oil prices...

Mobilizing Human Resources in the Arab World (RLE Economy of Middle East)

Mobilizing Human Resources in the Arab World (RLE Economy of Middle East)

1st Edition

By R. Paul Shaw
November 17, 2014

R. Paul Shaw has travelled widely in the Arab world, obtaining data and gathering impressions first-hand from national and local planners. In this book, he identifies population and manpower problems that are likely to become more serious and more difficult to solve if they are neglected at this ...

North Africa (RLE Economy of the Middle East) Contemporary Politics and Economic Development

North Africa (RLE Economy of the Middle East): Contemporary Politics and Economic Development

1st Edition

Edited By Richard I Lawless, Allan Findlay
November 17, 2014

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 ...

Oil, Industrialization & Development in the Arab Gulf States (RLE Economy of Middle East)

Oil, Industrialization & Development in the Arab Gulf States (RLE Economy of Middle East)

1st Edition

By Atif Kubursi
November 17, 2014

Were oil supplies everlasting and the demand for oil strong and continuous, economic diversification in the Gulf would be pointless. However oil reserves are finite and non-renewable and the world demand for oil from the Gulf region is simply not stable. Collectively the countries of the Gulf face ...

Qatar (RLE Economy of Middle East) Development of an Oil Economy

Qatar (RLE Economy of Middle East): Development of an Oil Economy

1st Edition

By Ragaei el Mallakh
November 17, 2014

No region in the world has seen so much development activity in the last ten years as the Gulf area. Since ‘black gold’ catapulted the oil-producing countries into the limelight of the international political and economic scene, there has been a proliferation of studies on the larger exporting ...

Saudi Arabia: Rush to Development (RLE Economy of Middle East) Profile of an Energy Economy and Investment

Saudi Arabia: Rush to Development (RLE Economy of Middle East): Profile of an Energy Economy and Investment

1st Edition

By Ragaei el Mallakh
November 17, 2014

Saudi Arabia is one of the most controversial and least known of the Arab nations. A land of massive contrasts – between its densely populated cities and its vast expanses of desert; between the recent poverty of its villages and the massive wealth created by oil, which is drawing a labour force ...

Social and Economic Development in the Arab Gulf (RLE Economy of Middle East)

Social and Economic Development in the Arab Gulf (RLE Economy of Middle East)

1st Edition

Edited By Tim Niblock
November 17, 2014

The crucial importance of the Gulf region today – which may be defined as comprising the states of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, with Iran as a non-Arab onlooker – has stimulated surprisingly little interest in academic circles. Much of what has been...

The Palestinian Economy (RLE Economy of Middle East) Studies in Development under Prolonged Occupation

The Palestinian Economy (RLE Economy of Middle East): Studies in Development under Prolonged Occupation

1st Edition

Edited By George T. Abed
November 17, 2014

This volume brings together the results of the symposium on ‘Economic Development under Prolonged Occupation’ held at Oxford University in January 1986. The basic aim of the symposium was to stimulate research and discussion on issues of economic development by a prolonged occupation. It brought ...

Islam and the Political Economy of Meaning (RLE Economy of Middle East) Comparative Studies of Muslim Discourse

Islam and the Political Economy of Meaning (RLE Economy of Middle East): Comparative Studies of Muslim Discourse

1st Edition

By William R. Roff
November 17, 2014

To be a Muslim is to be a part of a culture with distinct beliefs, ideas, institutional forms and prescriptive roles. Yet there is a complex inter-relationship between a system of knowledge and belief, such as Islam, and the immediate political, economic and social context of its adherents. This ...

Libya: Agriculture and Economic Development (RLE Economy of Middle East)

Libya: Agriculture and Economic Development (RLE Economy of Middle East)

1st Edition

Edited By J.A. Allan, K.S. McLachlan, Edith T. Penrose
November 17, 2014

Oil revenues have made Libya rich since 1961, when oil exports began. This new wealth has affected all sectors of the economy and especially the agricultural sector; there have been considerable movements of population, changes in the use of land, and, possibly most important, there has been a ...

The Role of Government in the Industrialization of Iraq 1950-1965 (RLE Economy of Middle East)

The Role of Government in the Industrialization of Iraq 1950-1965 (RLE Economy of Middle East)

1st Edition

By Ferhang Jalal
November 17, 2014

Since 1950 the governments of Iraq have attempted vigorously to develop the economy and have stressed industrial development. Here Dr Ferhang Jalal discusses, analyses and appraises a number of policies adopted by the government of Iraq designed to promote the growth of the industrial sector. The ...

Arab Industrial Integration (RLE Economy of Middle East) A Strategy for Development

Arab Industrial Integration (RLE Economy of Middle East): A Strategy for Development

1st Edition

By Elias T. Ghantus
November 17, 2014

The Arab countries are increasingly recognising their importance as a regional economic grouping. Given the highly skewed distribution of natural, human and financial resources, the course of economic development in the Arab countries seems to be interrelated. Through pooling their resources and ...

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