North Africa

Politics, Region, and the Limits of Transformation

Author: Yahia H. Zoubir,Haizam Amirah-Fernández

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134087403

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

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This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the contemporary Maghreb. Made up of contributions from leading academics in the field, it highlights specific issues of importance, including international and security affairs. With profiles of individual countries and regional issues, such as migration, gender, integration, economics, and war in Western Sahara, as well as a section dealing with international relations and the Maghreb, including US and EU foreign policy and security issues, North Africa: Politics, Region, and the Limits of Transformation is a major resource for all students of Middle Eastern Studies and North African Politics.
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The Middle East

A Guide to Politics, Economics, Society and Culture

Author: Barry Rubin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317455789

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 700

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Provides a comprehensive overview of the development of the field of Organizational Behavior. This book covers the foundations of the scientific method, theory development, and the accrual of scientific knowledge in the field. It introduces the ideas of pioneers whose work pre-dates the emergence of Organizational Behavior.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy

Author: Scott Nicholas Romaniuk,Francis Grice,Daniela Irrera,Stewart Webb

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137557699

Category: Political Science

Page: 1098

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The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy examines a comprehensive range of counterterrorism policies, strategies, and practices across dozens of states and actors around the world. It covers the topics of terrorism and counterterrorism both thematically and by region, allowing for discussions about the underpinning dynamics of these fields, consideration of how terrorism and counterterrorism are evolving in the modern period, and in-depth analyses of individual states and non-state actors, and their approaches to countering terrorism and terrorist threats. It draws upon a multidisciplinary range of established scholars and upcoming new researchers from across multiple fields including political science and international relations, sociology, and history, examining both theory and practice in their respective chapters. This volume is an essential resource for scholars and practitioners alike.
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Creative State

Forty Years of Migration and Development Policy in Morocco and Mexico

Author: Natasha Iskander

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801462045

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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At the turn of the twenty-first century, with the amount of money emigrants sent home soaring to new highs, governments around the world began searching for ways to capitalize on emigration for economic growth, and they looked to nations that already had policies in place. Morocco and Mexico featured prominently as sources of "best practices" in this area, with tailor-made financial instruments that brought migrants into the banking system, captured remittances for national development projects, fostered partnerships with emigrants for infrastructure design and provision, hosted transnational forums for development planning, and emboldened cross-border political lobbies. In Creative State, Natasha Iskander chronicles how these innovative policies emerged and evolved over forty years. She reveals that the Moroccan and Mexican policies emulated as models of excellence were not initially devised to link emigration to development, but rather were deployed to strengthen both governments' domestic hold on power. The process of policy design, however, was so iterative and improvisational that neither the governments nor their migrant constituencies ever predicted, much less intended, the ways the new initiatives would gradually but fundamentally redefine nationhood, development, and citizenship. Morocco's and Mexico's experiences with migration and development policy demonstrate that far from being a prosaic institution resistant to change, the state can be a remarkable site of creativity, an essential but often overlooked component of good governance.
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The Oil Curse

How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations

Author: Michael L. Ross

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400841925

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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Countries that are rich in petroleum have less democracy, less economic stability, and more frequent civil wars than countries without oil. What explains this oil curse? And can it be fixed? In this groundbreaking analysis, Michael L. Ross looks at how developing nations are shaped by their mineral wealth--and how they can turn oil from a curse into a blessing. Ross traces the oil curse to the upheaval of the 1970s, when oil prices soared and governments across the developing world seized control of their countries' oil industries. Before nationalization, the oil-rich countries looked much like the rest of the world; today, they are 50 percent more likely to be ruled by autocrats--and twice as likely to descend into civil war--than countries without oil. The Oil Curse shows why oil wealth typically creates less economic growth than it should; why it produces jobs for men but not women; and why it creates more problems in poor states than in rich ones. It also warns that the global thirst for petroleum is causing companies to drill in increasingly poor nations, which could further spread the oil curse. This landmark book explains why good geology often leads to bad governance, and how this can be changed.
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Tunisia

crossroads of the Islamic and European worlds

Author: Kenneth J. Perkins

Publisher: Westview Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 192

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Globalization and Business Politics in Arab North Africa

A Comparative Perspective

Author: Melani Claire Cammett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139466348

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Can production for global markets help business groups to mobilize collectively? Under what conditions does globalization enable the private sector to develop independent organizational bases and create effective relationships with the state? Focusing on varied Moroccan and Tunisian responses to trade liberalization in the 1990s, Melani Cammett argues that two constitutive dimensions of business-government relations shape business responses to global economic opening: the balance of power between business and the state before economic opening and the preexisting business class structure. These two dimensions combine to form different configurations of business-government relations, including 'distant' and 'close' linkages, leading to divergent interests and, hence, strategic behavior by industrialists. The book also extends the analysis to additional country cases, including India, Turkey, and Taiwan, and examines how different patterns of business-government relations affect processes of industrial upgrading.
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Comparative Political and Economic Perspectives on the MENA Region

Author: Erdo?du, M. Mustafa,Christiansen, Bryan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466696028

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 386

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The region that includes the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) faces a diverse set of cultural, political, and economic issues. Exploring the countries that are considered to be a part of the MENA region as well as comparing this region to the rest of the developing and developed world provides essential insight into the current state of the region as well and its future outlook. Comparative Political and Economic Perspectives on the MENA Region takes a critical approach to analyzing the socio-economic development of the MENA Region and the role of politics and various social issues in this development. Highlighting research-based perspectives from global leaders on topics such as decentralization, international affairs, the Arab Spring, foreign direct investment, and education in the Middle East and Northern Africa, this publication is designed for library reference section inclusion and meets the research needs of government officials, professionals specializing in international business, economists, researchers, and graduate-level students in the areas of economics, international politics, African and Middle Eastern studies, and regional development.
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Economic Crisis and Political Change in North Africa

Author: Azzedine Layachi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275961428

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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Using a political economy approach, Layachi and his contributors present a comprehensive analysis of recent economic, social, and political developments in North Africa. The volume offers a unique blend of sociological, economic, and political analysis of the crises of the 1980s and 1990s, and looks to the future of the region as it faces major domestic and international challenges.
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The Middle East and North Africa

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa, North

Page: 1387

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Includes "Who's who in the Middle East and North Africa."
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The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership

Political and Economic Perspectives

Author: Richard Gillespie

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714648224

Category: Political Science

Page: 193

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Established in 1995, the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership aims to create a free trade area including 30 countries and 800 million people by early in the 21st century. This book offers an assessment of the Partnership and its aims.
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North West Africa

A Political and Economic Survey

Author: Wilfrid Knapp

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa, North

Page: 453

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Massenstreik: Partei Und Gewerkschaften

Author: Rosa Luxemburg

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270215304

Category: Political Science

Page: 64

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Introduction to Comparative Politics

The State and Its Challenges

Author: Robert Hislope,Anthony Mughan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521765161

Category: Political Science

Page: 331

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This accessible introduction to comparative politics offers a fresh, state-centered perspective on the fundamentals of political science.
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Morocco and Tunisia

A Comparative History

Author: Dwight L. Ling

Publisher: Washington : University Press of America

ISBN: N.A

Category: Maroc - Histoire

Page: 204

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Ufahamu

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa

Page: N.A

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A Political Economy of Arab Education

Policies and Comparative Perspectives

Author: Mohamed Alaa Abdel-Moneim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317589300

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

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The failure of reform policies in areas of critical importance to Arab populations such as health and education played a central role in igniting the Arab Awakening, yet this policy perspective has been largely absent from recent studies of the region. Arab regimes most reliant on repression to guarantee their survival were also those most vulnerable to mass politics. Where threats to regime survival have been limited, so have more meaningful reforms been possible, finding an alternative to political change through focusing on "soft policy" areas such as education. A Political Economy of Arab Education offers a comprehensive analysis of K-12 education systems in Arab countries, deepening understanding of their administrative structures and outcomes, and exploring how political considerations have impacted the ability of Arab regimes to engage in meaningful reform. Taking a unique comparative political economy perspective, it examines the reasons behind policy stagnation in Arab countries, addressing the effects of size, history and political stability on the design and implementation of policies and administrative structures. Its informed analysis and comparison of education systems provides new insight into Arab regimes and highlights factors pulling them towards either stagnation or reform. Examining the sustainability of reforms and establishing the benefits of engaging in meaningful change, this book sheds light on why some regimes survived the Arab Spring while others crumbled and formulates convincing predictions on the potential for future regime change in the region. This book will be of key interest to students and scholars of Middle Eastern Studies, International and Comparative Education and Development Studies.
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