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After the spring : economic transitions in the Arab world

Author: Magdi Amin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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Significant economic reforms must accompany the major political transitions that are underway. This volume addresses four central challenges of economic reform in the Arab world. First, with two-thirds of the population under the age of 30, the disproportionate burdens of unemployment and poor education can no longer be heaped on youth. Second, while some government policies may have improved the living standards of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Magdi Amin
ISBN: 9780199924929 0199924929
OCLC Number: 761196061
Description: x, 179 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction : Remaking the Arab economies ; What kind of reform? ; New transitions, new directions: outline of the volume ; What next? Stability, confidence, and credibility --
2. The origins of the Arab Spring : The unraveling Arab social contract ; The legacy of the Arab polity ; Partial reform and international experiences ; Myths and realities in transition --
3. Opportunities for young people : Basic demographic trends ; Employment: young and waiting ; Education: right intentions, wrong outcomes ; Transition challenge: evening out the burden of adjustment --
4. Building a modern state : Fiscal reform ; Public sector employment ; Getting good government --
5. Transforming the private sector : A structural deficit in the non-oil sector ; Can the Arab world compete? ; Moving forward with private sector reform ; Strategic choices in private sector reform --
6. New regional and global strategies : Integrating with the region and the world ; Regional infrastructure cooperation ; A role for international actors?
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This volume examines the economic problems of Arab countries following the Arab Spring. The authors argue that reforms need to accomplish four objectives: more opportunities for youth, modernization  Read more...

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Required reading. Luke McDonagh, London School of Economics usefully outlines what is needed to rebuild a modern state ... [a] volume of sound research and analysis. Maria Golia, Times Literary Read more...

 
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