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Amin, Galal A. 1935-

Works: 104 works in 263 publications in 4 languages and 4,109 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HN786.A8, 306.0962
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Galal A Amin
Most widely held works by Galal A Amin
Whatever happened to the Egyptians? changes in Egyptian society from 1950 to the present by Galal A Amin( )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Based on both academic research and the author's own personal experiences and impressions, this delightful and informative book examines the underlying causes of some of the more disturbing social, political, economic, and cultural phenomena that characterize Egyptian society in the 1990s. Egypt's crisis of culture and other woes are often attributed to the 'open door policy' (Infitah) initiated under President Sadat in the mid-1970s, and to the large-scale migration of Egyptian workers to the oil-rich states of the Gulf that began around the same time. Galal Amin contends, however, that these factors alone are insufficient to explain the fundamental changes in behavior and attitudes that characterize modern Egyptian life. The 'missing link, ' Amin argues, lies in the social mobility unleashed by the July Revolution of 1952, which has changed the customs and habits, moral and material values, and patterns of consumption and investment of the aspiring classes, and has, furthermore, induced the Egyptian people to ignore national and ideological issues of grave importance."--Jacket
The illusion of progress in the Arab world a critique of Western misconstructions by Galal A Amin( )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Egyptian economist Galal Amin here takes on the terms of the debate between the Arab world and the west. Amin deconstructs in his own inimitable style the language and underlying assumptions with which the west habitually assails Arab countries and politics. In Amin's view, the western concepts of progress and backwardness as they apply to the Arab world are wrong-headed, and continuing to deploy them as theoretical tools leads into all sorts of blind alleys. True to form, Amin's analysis is laced with scholarly research, much humanity, and sly, subtle humor. His critique of the much-discussed UNDP Arab Human Development Report represents a welcome and reasoned Arab reply to this document that has been too frequently used as a cudgel to bash the Arab world. The Illusion of Progress in the Arab World is a deftly argued critique of the way Arab societies are judged by the west."--BOOK JACKET
Food supply and economic development; with special reference to Egypt by Galal A Amin( Book )
9 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First Published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Egypt in the era of Hosni Mubarak : 1981-2011 by Galal A Amin( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Arabic and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turning his attention to the shaping of Egyptian society, the author offers thematic chapters addressing such pressing issues as corruption, poverty, the plight of the middle class, and of course, the economy. Along the way, he directs his penetrating gaze toward the Mubarak regime's uneasy relationship with the relatively free press it has encouraged, the vexing issue of presidential succession, and Egypt's relations with the Arab world and the United States. Addressing such themes from the perspective of an active participant in Egyptian intellectual life throughout the era, Galal Amin portrays the Mubarak regime's stance in the domestic and international arenas as very much a product of history, which, while not exonerating the regime, certainly helps to explain it
The modernization of poverty : a study in the political economy of growth in nine Arab countries 1945-1970 by Galal A Amin( Book )
20 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whatever happened to the Egyptian revolution? by Galal A Amin( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In his latest exploration of the Egyptian malaise, Galal Amin first looks at the events of the months preceding the Revolution of 25 January 2011, pointing out the most important factors behind popular discontent. He then follows the ups and downs (mainly the downs) of the Revolution: the causes of rising hopes and expectations, mingled with successive disappointments, sometimes verging on despair, not least in the case of the presidential elections, when the Egyptian people were invited to choose between a rock and a hard place. This is followed by an outline of a possible brighter future for Egypt, based on a more balanced and faster growing economy, and a more democratic and equitable society, within a truly independent, modern, and secular state. The story of what happened to the 2011 Revolution may be a sad one, but if viewed within the larger context of Egypt's economic and social developments of the last century, on which the author's previous books threw very useful light, it can be regarded as one important step forward toward a much better future."--Dust jacket
Egypt's economic predicament : a study in the interaction of external pressure, political folly, and social tension in Egypt, 1960-1990 by Galal A Amin( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Egypt's Economic Predicament contains a succinct and lucid analysis of virtually all the major economic problems of Egypt: their origin, development and the prospect of solving them. It presents today's economic problems of Egypt in a wider historical context and shows their relationship to current social issues, including the growth of religious fanaticism. The book also contains a powerful critique of the 'Structural Adjustment' program of reform, which constitutes today's conventional wisdom. The subtitle of the book describes it as 'a study in the interaction of external pressure, political folly and social tension', and as such it should be of interest not only to scholars and students of development in Egypt and the Middle East, but to those occupied with other Third World countries as well
Whatever else happened to the Egyptians? : from the revolution to the age of globalization by Galal A Amin( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At the time of the Egyptian Revolution in 1952, the population of Egypt was around 22 million. At the end of 2002, it stood at 69 million, and was growing at a rate of 1.3 million a year. What happens to a society that grows so quickly, when the habitable and cultivable land of the country is strictly limited? After the success of Whatever Happened to the Egyptians?, Galal Amin now takes a further bemused look at the changes that have taken place in Egyptian society over the past half century, this time considering the disruptions brought about by the surge in population. Basing his arguments on both academic research and his own personal experiences and impressions, and employing the same light humor and keen sense of empathy as in his earlier work, the author discusses how runaway population growth has not only profound effects on many aspects of society - from love and fashion to telephones and religion - but also predictable effects on the economy."--BOOK JACKET
Urbanisation and economic development in the Arab world by Galal A Amin( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The City victorious? ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Arabic and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of and present day life in Cairo as seen in the experience of a young man who migrates to the city from his farming village
al-ʻArab wa-nakbat al-Kuwayt by Galal A Amin( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in Arabic and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Artikler fra årene 1990-1991 om Kuwait-krisen og arabernes frygt for fremtiden
Miḥnat al-iqtiṣād wa-al-thaqāfah fī Miṣr by Galal A Amin( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in Arabic and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
al-Muthaqqafūn al-ʻArab wa-Isrāʼīl by Galal A Amin( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in Arabic and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifty years of a hopeless political game, Arab-Israel conflict from 1947-1997
Qiṣṣat duyūn Miṣr al-khārijīyah min ʻaṣr Muḥammad ʻAlī iláal-yawm by Galal A Amin( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in Arabic and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miṣr fī muftaraq al-ṭuruq : bayna iflās al-yamīn wa-miḥnat al-yasār wa-azmat al-tayyār al-dīnī by Galal A Amin( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in Arabic and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakhṣīyāt la-hā tārīkh by Galal A Amin( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in Arabic and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arab historical personalities
Mādhā ḥadatha lil-thawrah al-Miṣrīyah? : asbāb thawrat 25 Yanāyīr 2011 wa-dawāʻī al-amal wa-alqalaq wa-āfāq al-mustaqbal by Galal A Amin( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Arabic and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mādhā ḥadatha lil-Miṣrīyīn? : taṭawwur al-mujtamaʻ al-Miṣrī fī niṣf qarn, 1945-1995 by Galal A Amin( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Arabic and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tanmiyah-- am tabaʻīyah iqtiṣādīyah wa-thaqāfīyah : khurāfāt shāʼiʻah ʻan al-takhalluf wa-al-tanmiyah wa-ʻan al-rakhāʼ wa-al-rafāhiyah by Galal A Amin( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in Arabic and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Amin, Galal
Amīn, Ǧalāl 1935-
Amin, Galal A
Amīn, Ǧalāl A. 1935-
Amīn, Ǧalāl-ad-Dīn Aḥmad 1935-
Amin, Galal Ahmad 1935-
Amin, Galal Ahmed 1935-
Amīn, Ǧalāl-ʾd-Dīn Aḥmad 1935-
Amīn, Jalāl 1935-
Amīn, Jalāl Aḥmad 1935-
Amīn, Jalāl al-Dīn Aḥmad 1935-
Amin, Jamal Ahmad 1935-
Ǧalāl-ad-Dīn Aḥmad Amīn 1935-
Ǧalāl Aḥmad Amīn 1935-
Jalāl al-Dīn Aḥmad Amīn 1935-
أمين، جلال
أمين، جلال، 1935-
امين، جلال ا.
امين، جلال ا.، 1935-
أمين, جلال أحمد
امين، جلال احمد، 1935-
أمين، جليل أ
أمين، چلال ا.، 1935-
جلال أمين
جلال أمين، 1935-
アミーン, ガラール
English (78)
Arabic (55)
Japanese (2)
Dutch (1)