Privatization and Liberalization in the Middle East

Privatization and Liberalization in the Middle East

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This book is a highly valuable contribution to the current debate on how to achieve stabilization and structural adjustment programs in the Middle East presenting widely differing country profiles." -Digest of Middle East Studies

This book is an excellent collection of ten country case-studies by well-known Middle East political scientists... " -MESA Bulletin

... a highly original and valuable contribution on an important and most timely topic.... combines clarity of focus and breadth of geographic coverage." -Robert Bianchi

International specialists take stock of the problems and prospects for privatization of state-run economies and other liberalization efforts throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 14mm | 421.85g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253207487
  • 9780253207487

Table of contents


One Privatization: The Issue, the Prospects, and the Fears
Iliya Harik

Two Extra-State Actors and Privatization in Egypt
Denis J. Sullivan

Three Privatization in Egypt: The Regional Dimensions
Abdel Monem Said Aly

Four Egypt's Liberization Experience and Its Impact on State-Owned Enterprises
Khaled Fouad Sherif and Regina M. Soos

Five Labor as an Obstacle to Privatization: The Case of Egypt
Marsha Pripstein Posusney

Six Constraints to Privatization in Turkey
Marcie J. Patton

Seven Divergent Modes of Economic Liberalization in Syria and Iraq
Fred H. Lawson

Eight Economic Liberalization in Oil-Exporting Countries: Iraq and Saudi Arabia
Kiren Aziz Chaudhry

Nine Economic and Political Liberalization in a Rentier Economy: The Case of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Laurie A. Brand

Ten Breaking with Socialism: Economic, Liberalization and Privatization in Algeria
Dirk Vandewalle

Eleven Privatization and Development in Tunisia
Iliya Harik

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About Denis Sullivan

ILIYA HARIK is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University and former Director of the American Research Center in Egypt. He is author of The Political Mobilization of Peasants: A Study of the Egyptian Community and co-editor (with Louis J. Cantori) of Local Politics and Development in the Middle East. DENIS J. SULLIVAN is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University. He is completing a book on private voluntary organizations and development in Egypt.
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