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Algeria in Transition : Reforms and Development Prospects - Redha. M. Bougherira

Algeria in Transition

Reforms and Development Prospects

By: Redha. M. Bougherira (Editor), Ahmed Aghrout (Editor), Professor John Keiger (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 27th May 2004
ISBN: 9780415348485
Number Of Pages: 296

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For more than a decade, Algeria has been experiencing one of the most difficult periods in its post-independence history. Throughout, attempts have been made at political and economic reforms. And until recently, the conduct of these structural reforms proved very slow and of limited scale. The end result has is a multidimensional crisis represented by a paralysed political system, a stagnant economy and deteriorating social conditions. Aware of the implications of being left behind, in a world characterised by increasing globalisation, the new leadership (from 1999) has voiced its strong commitment to continue and deepen the process of restructuring and pledged its determination to speed up its implementation as well. This marks a significant departure from former policies. Algeria in Transition surveys what has been achieved since; what remains to be done; and the challenges lying ahead. It addresses key issues - ranging from political reforms and stability, external relations, social conditions to integration in the world economy - facing Algeria during this phase of transition to democratic rule and market economy. This book, by providing an up-to-date, systematic analytical account on transformations in Algeria, makes a valuable contribution to the literature on this country that has not yet received much attention in the Anglo-American academy. Its distinctive feature is that it entirely focuses on Algeria, thus departing from existing studies dealing with the entire geographical area of North Africa or the Maghreb.

Political contexts and economic policy in Algeria : some theoretical considerations and problemsp. 9
Algeria : economic structure, performance and policy, 1950-2000p. 35
Implications of Algeria's WTO accessionp. 58
The Euro-Algerian relationship : a review of its developmentp. 73
Economic reforms and foreign direct investment in Algeriap. 87
Algeria's agriculture : policy reforms and achievementsp. 102
Restructuring and privatization in Algeriap. 120
The Algerian capital market : investment opportunitiesp. 136
The dialectics of Algeria's foreign relations, 1992 to the presentp. 151
Bouteflika and the challenge of political stabilityp. 183
The 2002 Algerian parliamentary elections : results and significancep. 199
Demographic transition, population trends and social and environmental conditions in Algeriap. 212
The Algerian immigrant community in Europep. 239
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ISBN: 9780415348485
ISBN-10: 041534848X
Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics (Hardcover)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 27th May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1