This series provides up to date overviews and analysis of the region's economies. The approaches taken are not confined to a particular approach and include analysis of growth and future development, individual country studies, oil, multinational enterprises, government policy, financial markets and the region's role in the world economy.
Political Economy of the Gulf Sovereign Wealth Funds A Case Study of Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
Turkey and the Global Economy Neo-Liberal Restructuring and Integration in the Post-Crisis Era
Human Development in Iraq 1950-1990
Economic Co-Operation in the Gulf Issues in the Economies of the Arab Gulf Co-Operation Council States
By Daniel Maman, Zeev Rosenhek
August 10, 2018
This book examines the local and global political and institutional processes that have led to the strengthening of the Israeli central bank within the context of the now predominant neoliberal regime. Using Israel as a case study to identify broader patterns around the world, the authors examine ...
By Arie Krampf
January 31, 2018
In recent years, Israel has deeply and quickly transformed itself from a self-perceived social-democratic regime into a privatized and liberalized "Start-Up Nation" and a highly divided society. This transition to neoliberalism has been coupled with the adoption of a hawkish and isolationist ...
By Sara Bazoobandi
May 24, 2017
Using four Gulf sovereign wealth funds as case studies – Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE - this book examines and analyses the history, governance and structure, and investment strategies of the above mentioned funds, in the context of on-going debates about their transparency. The book ...
By Amr Adly
May 24, 2017
The economies of Turkey and Egypt, remarkably similar until the early 1980s, have since taken divergent paths. Turkey has successfully implemented a policy of export led industrialisation whilst Egypt’s manufacturing industry and exports have stagnated. In this book, Amr Adly uses extensive ...
By Alessandro Romagnoli, Luisa Mengoni
October 29, 2013
Offering a comprehensive analysis of the development of economies in the Middle East and North Africa over the past half century, this book charts the progress of these countries through an examination of an Islamic model of economic development, reform processes, and economic integration. Far from...
By Ziya Onis, Fikret Senses
June 24, 2013
Since the financial crisis of 2000 and 2001 the Turkish economy has undergone considerable change and some improvement. This book gives a detailed examination of the neo-liberal restructuring that has taken place and the challenges the economy still faces, providing a comparative perspective on ...
By Bassam Yousif
December 15, 2011
This systematic evaluation of Iraq’s political economy and human development offers a complex and sophisticated analysis of Iraq’s recent history. Focusing on the period from 1950 up to the Gulf war in 1990, the book brings an understanding of how development has been shaped or ...
By Jean-Francois Seznec, Mimi Kirk
November 13, 2012
In recent years, we have witnessed huge economic and socio-political change in the Gulf. This book examines the rapid industrialization of the region and how local economies are starting to diversify away from petroleum, exploring how this transformative process is starting to impact on the region’...
By Badr El Din A. Ibrahim
September 05, 2012
With global concerns over rising oil prices, this book examines the major issues facing the economies of the Arab Gulf today, covering all six of the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (AGCC) states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Providing a detailed account ...
By Sumru G. Altug, Alpay Filiztekin
August 11, 2010
Including contributions from noted international scholars, this collection of papers provides a strong theoretical and empirical underpinning for the discussion of major public policy issues facing Turkey today. Matters addressed include: determinants of growth and productivity education and human...
By Eric Faucompret, Jozef Konings
July 06, 2010
Is Turkey on the way to meet the economic Copenhagen criteria? The enlargement process that the European Union faced the last decade stirred the debate again about the role Turkey has to play and whether or not Turkey should be part of the European Union. While the enlargement with the Central ...
By Khalid Ikram
November 21, 2005
Interviews with former Prime Ministers and Cabinet Ministers along with previously unpublished analysis by the World Bank, IMF and USAID provide entertaining and interesting insights into Egypt's economic development policy during 1952 to 2000. Areas addressed include:* the performance of the ...