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Author Salih, Mohamed Abdel Rahim M. (Mohamed Abdel Rahim Mohamed)
Title Economic development and political action in the Arab world / M.A. Mohamed Salih
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014
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 人文社會聯圖  JQ1850.A91 S239 2014    AVAILABLE    30650020052474
Descript xi, 214 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Routledge explorations in development studies ; 12
Routledge explorations in development studies ; 12
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-206) and index
"Analysis of North African revolt against authoritarianism, known as the 'Arab Spring', embraced reductionist explanations such as the social media, youth unemployment and citizens' agitations to regain dignity in societies humiliated by oppressive regimes. This book illustrates that reductionist approaches can only elucidate some symptoms of a social problem while leaving unexplained the economic and political structures which contributed to it. One outcome of quiescence, resource-based ethnic and sectarian conflicts and faulty development paradigm is deepened inequality and a wedge between winners and losers or affluence, wealth and power vis-à-vis poverty and hunger among humiliated jobless and hope-less masses. The book blends theories of development and transition to explain the complex factors which contributed to North Africans' revolt against authoritarianism and its long-term consequences for political development in the Arab World. This timely book is of great interest to researchers and students in Development Studies, Economics and Middle Eastern Studies as well as policy makers and democracy, human rights and social justice activists in the Arab world"-- Provided by publisher
An alchemy of economic and political action -- State-building and state-society relations -- Elements of resource challenges -- Politics of resource conflicts -- Quiescence : regime type and government expenditure -- Paradigm error : unemployment, poverty and food insecurity -- Whither democracy and human rights : European-Mediterranean partnership? -- Divine altruism : politics of Islamic NGOs' interventions
Subject Arab Spring, 2010- -- Economic aspects
Economic development -- Arab countries
Arab countries -- Economic policy
Income distribution -- Arab countries
Unemployment -- Arab countries
Poverty -- Arab countries
Authoritarianism -- Arab countries
Arab countries -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Arab countries -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Arab countries -- Foreign relations -- European Union countries
European Union countries -- Foreign relations -- Arab countries
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development. bisacsh
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development. bisacsh
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics. bisacsh
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