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Doing Business in the Middle East : Politics and Economic Crisis in Jordan and Kuwait - Pete W. Moore

Doing Business in the Middle East

Politics and Economic Crisis in Jordan and Kuwait

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Is business the solution to the problems of the Middle East? Some economists and policymakers argue that unleashing the Arab private sector is the key to sustainable growth and more liberal politics. Pete Moore's book is the first to examine relations between state authority and elite business representation in the region. By analysing the Kuwait and Jordan cases, he considers why organised business in Kuwait has been able to coordinate policy reform with state officials, while their Jordanian counterparts have generally failed. The author concludes that unleashing the private sector alone is insufficient to change current political and economic arrangements, and that successful economic adjustment requires successful political adjustment.

'The book is well written, theoretically grounded and substantively rich. It will find a market amongst those interested in comparative politics, political economy, public policy and US foreign policy in the Middle East.' Jill Crystal, Auburn University

Summers of discontent : business-state politics in the Middle Eastp. 1
Organizing first : business and political authority during state formationp. 30
Politics and profitsp. 85
Crises at century's endp. 120
Is business the solution?p. 176
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ISBN: 9780521839556
ISBN-10: 0521839556
Series: Cambridge Middle East Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.51