Affluence And Poverty In The Middle East

Author: M. Riad El-Ghonemy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113485627X
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Affluence And Poverty In The Middle East. Affluence and Poverty in the Middle East is an introduction to the political economy of the Middle East, focusing on its most salient features - persistent poverty and extreme inequality. El-Ghonemy analyses the factors influencing the region, including its unique historical, religious and cultural mix, as well as its economic foundations and forms of corruption. For each factor he employs case-studies drawn from throughout the region, from Turkey to Sudan and Morocco to Iran. In the final section El-Ghomeny discusses possible solutions to the challenges facing the region, including possible uses of a peace dividend, and the role of democracy.

Religious Radicalism And Politics In The Middle East

Author: Emmanuel Sivan
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791401583
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Religious Radicalism And Politics In The Middle East. This book explores in a comparative perspective two fundamentalist waves that have rolled over the Middle East during the last two decades. Jewish and Muslim extremism have had a profound impact on the culture and politics of this important region. One thinks immediately of the Guh Emunism settlements on the West Bank, the Iranian revolution, and the assassination of President Sadat. The authors highlight various facets of the phenomena, such as Haradi Jewish ultra-orthodoxy, the transformation of secular Israeli nationalism by the Gush, Iranian attempts to spread the revolutionary gospel to the Sunni world, and fundamentalism as the spearhead of the national uprising in the Gaza. The introduction outlines what the extremist movements in both religions have in common, where they diverge, and how they are shaping the future of the Middle East.

The Political Economy Of The Middle East Economic Development

Author: Tim Niblock
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781858989358
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The Political Economy Of The Middle East Economic Development. This is the first in a series on the Middle East. It covers the issue of how poor capital investment, combined with the few details concerning education in the Middle East, have resulted in the under-utilisation of human resources. It also shows how this failure still affects the region.

Poverty And Neoliberalism

Author: Ray Bush
Publisher: Pluto Press
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Poverty And Neoliberalism. Why do so many people worldwide suffer hunger and poverty when there is enough food and other resources globally to prevent it? This book shows how famine and food insecurity is an essential part of modern capitalism. Although trade, debt relief, and development initiatives are important, they do not alter the structure of the global economy and the poverty that is created by processes like privatization, trade liberalization, and market reform. Despite the rhetoric of the World Bank and the G8, high levels of poverty actually sustain western wealth and power. But there is some hope for change. Using case studies from Egypt and North Africa, Nigeria, Sudan, and elsewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Ray Bush illustrates that there is resistance to neoliberal policies, and that struggles over line, mining, and resources can shape real alternatives to existing globalization.

History In Dispute The Middle East Since 1945 Second Series

Author: Benjamin Frankel
Publisher: St James Press
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History In Dispute The Middle East Since 1945 Second Series. This volume, focusing on the Middle East since 1945, presents entries with a brief statement of opposing points of view, a summary of the issue, and two or more essays giving the sides of the dispute.

Climate Affluence And Culture

Author: Evert Van de Vliert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139475797
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Climate Affluence And Culture. Everyone, everyday, everywhere has to cope with climatic cold or heat to satisfy survival needs, using money. This point of departure led to a decade of innovative research on the basis of the tenet that climate and affluence influence each other's impact on culture. Evert Van de Vliert discovered survival cultures in poor countries with demanding cold or hot climates, self-expression cultures in rich countries with demanding cold or hot climates, and easygoing cultures in poor and rich countries with temperate climates. These findings have implications for the cultural consequences of global warming and local poverty. Climate protection and poverty reduction are used in combination to sketch four scenarios for shaping cultures, from which the world community has to make a principal and principled choice soon.

Hybrid Sovereignty In The Arab Middle East

Author: Gokhan Bacik
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
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Hybrid Sovereignty In The Arab Middle East. This book provides readers with a fresh analysis of the Arab state by using a new theoretical framework: hybrid sovereignty. Hybrid sovereignty is used as an analytical tool to explain the survival of traditional patterns and forms of authority within the formal modern statehood. The author looks at various issue areas to make his argument: citizenship, the issue of minorities, electoral engineering, the failure of central rule, tribalism, and the lack of impersonal bureaucratic mechanism. He concludes that based on the problems at state-society level boundaries of statehood, the Arab state can be identified as hybrid-sovereign.

The Crisis Of Rural Poverty And Hunger

Author: M. Riad El-Ghonemy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136754466
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The Crisis Of Rural Poverty And Hunger. M. Riad El-Ghonemy argues that if current trends in government-led and market based land reforms persist the rural poor population in developing countries will continue to rise. Based on nearly half a century of academic and field research this valuable work presents compelling evidence on persistent rural poverty, hunger and increased inequality in developing countries over the last thirty years. The book furthers the debate with sixteen detailed case studies and looks beyond the typical views of the roles of the state and the market on land reform. The Crisis of Rural Poverty and Hunger contains comprehensive case studies including countries such as China, Korea and Honduras provides bases for discussions of government-mandated land reform, pro-active participation of NGOs and facilitated functions of the market mechanism. This book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in the fields of rural and agricultural development, development economics and geography.