The Political Economy of Middle East Peace

The Political Economy of Middle East Peace : The Impact of Competing Trade Agendas

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The Political Economy of Middle East Peace looks at the political economy of the Middle Eastern peace process with a focus on the politics of trade. Contributors investigate the ways new commercial alliances develop as a result of economic agencies established via the Arab-Israeli peace process and look at institutions which contribute to redirection of Arab intra- and inter-regional trade, such as the Palestine Monetary Authority, the Middle East Development Bank and free trade zone agencies in Aquaba and more

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  • Paperback | 291 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15.49mm | 476g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 black & white tables
  • 1138978744
  • 9781138978744

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"An important contribution to an understudied area... Overall, this book is an excellent addition to the literature on the political economy of the Middle East process. Most of its chapters are clear and well written and are especiallyuseful insofar as they contain both theory-based discussions and practical suggestions. By combining case studies and theoretical work, the book serves as a useful bridge between narrow studies of specific factors afecting the peace process and broaded comparative political economy debates. "Arab Studies Journal, Fall 1999/Spring 2000, Joseph Glicksberg This book, a collection of well-written articles by prominent scholars in the field, reveals the relationships between politics and competing trade agendas with direct reference to the Arab-Israeli peace process. . . . This collection is informative, interesting, thought-provoking, and persuasive. Recommended for upper-division undergraduate through professional collections."-"Choice, 02/00show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction J.W Wright, Jr. Regional Agendas. Arab-Isreali relations in a new Middle East order: the politics of economic cooperation Laura Drake. Competing trade agends in the Arab-Isreali peace proces: a case studies approach J.W. Wright, Jr. National Agendas. The impermanent war economy?: peace dividends and capital accumulation in Israel? Jonathan Nitzan and Shimshon Bichler. The Isreali dliemma over economic discrimination and labor-market competition Noah Lwein-Epstein and Moshe Semoyanov, with J.W. Wright, Jr. Human rights violations as an obstacle to economic development: restrictions on movement in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip Fatemeh Ziai. Embedding social structure in the technological infrastructure: constructing regional social capital for a sustainable peace in the Middle East Shaul M. Gabbay and Amy J. Stein. Border Agendas. Lebanon, Syria, and the Middle East peace process: reconstructing viable economies Imad Harb. Internal and external constraints on Saudi Arabian economic growth: the role of defense expenditures and remittances Robert E. Looney. Epilogue: From cold war to cold peace: tgoughts on the future of the peace process and the political economy of Middle East trade George Wilson. Select bibliography. more