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The illusion of progress in the Arab world : a critique of Western misconstructions

Author: Galal A Amin; David William Wilmsen
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Amin, Galal A., 1935-
Illusion of progress in the Arab world.
Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2006
(OCoLC)594863876
Online version:
Amin, Galal A., 1935-
Illusion of progress in the Arab world.
Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607919960
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Galal A Amin; David William Wilmsen
ISBN: 9774249712 9789774249716
OCLC Number: 76155932
Language Note: Translated from the Arabic.
Notes: Translated from the Arabic, Khurāfat al-taqaddum wa-al-taʼakhkhur : al-ʻArab wa-al-ḥaḍārah al-Gharbīyah fī mustahil al-qarn al-wāḥid wa-al-ʻishrīn, published in Madīnat Naṣr, al-Qāhirah by Dār al-Shurūq, 2005--T.p. verso.
Description: viii, 160 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The illusion of progress --
Economic development --
Human development --
Freedom --
Democracy --
Capitalism --
Human rights --
The information revolution --
Ethics --
Terrorism --
Progress backward? --
Modernization or reform?
Other Titles: Khurāfat al-taqaddum wa-al-taʼakhkhur.
Responsibility: Galal Amin ; translated by David Wilmsen.

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Takes on the terms of the debate between the Arab world and the West. The author's critique of the much-discussed UNDP Arab Human Development Report represents a reasoned Arab reply to this document  Read more...

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