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Political and socio-economic change in the Middle East and North Africa : gender perspectives and survival strategies

Author: Roksana Bahramitash; Hadi Salehi Esfahani
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
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"Political and Socio-Economic Change in the Middle East and North Africa examines shortcomings of the economic development policies in the region before and after the Arab uprisings. Many MENA countries tried to pursue neoliberal policies to boost economic growth. However, the outcome was associated with rising and disproportionate unemployment among youth and women. The focal point of the book is the role of gender  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roksana Bahramitash; Hadi Salehi Esfahani
ISBN: 9781137490698 1137490691
OCLC Number: 913957595
Description: ix, 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Roksana Bahramitash and Hadi Salehi Esfahani --
Neoliberal transformation and the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt / Karen Pfeifer --
Labor force conditions of Middle East youth: the role of demographics, institutions, and gender in the Arab uprising revolts / Edward Sayre --
Emerging grassroots processes for inclusive citizenship: the case of Moroccan female workers in the textile and garment sector / Andrea Martinez --
Understanding women's labor force participation and entrepreneurship: the case of Turkey / Özlem Altan-Olcay --
Women's economic role in the MENA region: growth and equality through female-owned SMEs / Roksana Bahramitash and Hadi Salehi Esfahani.
Responsibility: edited by Roksana Bahramitash and Hadi Salehi Esfahani.

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The contributions to this collection examine the shortcomings of the economic development policies in the MENA region before and after the Arab Spring, with particular attention to the role of gender  Read more...

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