Offering a comprehensive analysis of the development of economies in the Middle East and North Africa over the past half century, this book charts the progress of these countries through an examination of an Islamic model of economic development, reform processes, and economic integration.
Far from being a simple process, economic development in the Middle East and North Africa is dependent on the interaction of a set of changing systems including; international relations, the political regime, economy, and society. By analysing these interdependent factors, The Economic Development Process in MENA seeks to provide answers to the most pressing issues facing the economies in this area.
Providing an interpretation of regional development in light of dialectics between state and society, this book will be of value to students and scholars with an interest in the Middle East, Economics, and International Relations.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Middle East and North Africa: A Harmonized Geographic Region Without a Complete Regionalism 2. The Economic Development of “Late Comers” 3. Institutions and Development in the Middle East and North Africa: Between Economic Challenges and Stability Policies 4. Demographic Dynamics and Development Implications in the Middle East and North Africa 5. The Performance of MENA Economies Between Internal Conditions and External Shocks 6. Social Contract, Human Development and Welfare in MENA 7. Human Capital and Labour Markets in the MENA Region 8. The Migration-Development Link in the MENA Region 9. The Openness of the MENA Economies: Beyond the Lost Regionalism, En Route For A New Regional Arrangement 10. Conclusion
Alessandro Romagnoli is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Bologna.
Luisa Mengoni is a Post-doc scholar at SDIC at the University of Bologna.