In this book, scholars, journalists, and officials of Arab, pan-Arab, and non-Arab institutions afford insights into the problems of Arab economic development and integration. The contributors, who met on the occasion of the 11th Arab Summit (also known as the First Arab Economic Summit), demonstrate that Arab economic integration is the best means by which individual Arab countries can achieve economic development. Their study of the integration process, the obstacles encountered, and the results achieved, in addition to being of interest to anyone concerned with the Arab world, is of particular relevance to those studying economic development in the Third World and South-South or North-South relations.
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Also of Interest -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Agriculture -- The Problems of Agricultural Development and Integration in the Arab World -- The Problems of Agricultural Development and Arab Economic Integration: A Reply -- Discussion -- Industry -- The Problems of Industrial Development and Integration in the Arab World -- The Problems of Industrial Development and Arab Economic Integration -- Discussion -- Finance -- Financial Integration in the Arab East: Problems and Prospects -- The Necessity of a Common Arab Currency—the Arab Dinar—and Its Characteristics -- Discussion -- Transfer of Technology -- The Role of Technology in the Development and Integration of the Arab World -- The Role of Technology in Comprehensive Arab Development -- Discussion -- The Experience of the EEC -- The Contribution of the EEC to the Development and Integration of the Arab World -- Trade and Financial Relations Between the EEC and the Maghreb Countries -- Discussion -- Obstacles to Arab Economic Integration -- Causes of Failure of Previous Arab Attempts to Integrate -- Obstacles to Arab Economic Integration -- Discussion -- The Agreement on Arab Economic Unity -- The Agreement on Arab Economic Unity and Its Integrative Effect -- The Agreement on Arab Economic Unity: Comments and Suggestions -- Discussion -- Conclusions: Recommendations of the Symposium