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The Arab World : Routledge Introductions to Development - Allan M. Findlay

The Arab World

Routledge Introductions to Development

Paperback Published: 17th March 1994
ISBN: 9780415042000
Number Of Pages: 222

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This accessible and informative book is the first new study of economic development in the Arab World since the Gulf War of 1991. It evaluates the means by which states as diverse as Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Morocco and Jordan have sought to achieve economic advancement in relation to the cultural contexts from which they have emerged. The book also highlights the continuing distinctions between Arab and Western interpretations of what "development" means.
In the Arab oil states, development has not been constrained by a lack of capital but rather by water availability and the shortage of skilled labor. The crisis of Arab identity has detracted from, and in some cases destroyed, promising schemes for economic advancement. Allan M. Findlay demonstrates that external involvement in the region has been responsible for many of the development dilemmas faced by the Arab world today. He argues that Arab states must identify clear development objectives which satisfy both their rising economic aspirations and their strong attachment to Islamic values.

Perspectives on Arab Development: from West to East
The Colonial Legacy
Political Constraints to Economic Development
Arab Oil and the Use of Oil Revenues
Labour Migration
Rural Development
Urban Development
Arab Identity and Development
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ISBN: 9780415042000
ISBN-10: 0415042003
Series: Routledge Introductions to Development
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 17th March 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.07 x 13.69  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1