9780415100328

Affluence and Poverty in the Middle East

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780415100328

  • ISBN10:

    0415100321

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1998-03-26
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $200.00 Save up to $165.94
  • Buy New
    $170.00
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    USUALLY SHIPS IN 3-5 BUSINESS DAYS

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

This book fills a definite gap.... The case studies and clear language and arrangement of the book make it accessible to students. Professor H.W Singer, Insititute of Development Studies, Sussex

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
xi(3)
Preface xiv(3)
Acknowledgements xvii(2)
List of acronyms and abbreviations xix(3)
Map of the Middle East
xxii
Introduction 1(8)
Plan of the book 2(1)
The approach 3(6)
PART I The Roots 9(140)
1 Basic concepts and realities
11(18)
Some key concepts
11(9)
The realities: a regional summary of evidence
20(7)
Summary
27(1)
Suggested readings
27(2)
2 Historical origins
29(15)
Types and objectives of colonial rule
29(2)
The origins of affluent lifestyles
31(1)
Wealth concentration
32(4)
Political colonialism and educational discrimination
36(6)
Summary
42(1)
Suggested readings
43(1)
3 Religious foundations of justice and inheritance
44(10)
The importance of religion
44(1)
Ideal moral standards: the immorality of deprivation
45(2)
Inheritance foundations
47(2)
Conflicts and confrontation: an explanation
49(3)
Summary
52(1)
Suggested readings
52(2)
4 Economic foundations: the natural resource base
54(20)
Abundance and scarcity
54(2)
Oil windfalls: from poverty to sudden affluence
56(9)
Economic capacity to develop land and water resources
65(4)
Irrigation is expensive: who benefits?
69(3)
Summary
72(1)
Suggested readings
73(1)
5 Unbalanced development
74(15)
Inequality and poverty in a dual economy: the case of Sudan
75(6)
Oil-based unbalanced development: Algeria, Iran and Libya
81(6)
Summary
87(1)
Suggested readings
88(1)
6 Social imbalance in public expenditure: health, education and defence
89(23)
The resource-allocation base
89(3)
Distorted priorities
92(6)
Outcomes and estimates of imbalance
98(6)
Militarism and social imbalance: the case of Iraq
104(6)
Summary
110(1)
Suggested readings
111(1)
7 Corruption: the embezzlement of public funds
112(12)
Conflicting views and analytical problems
112(3)
Channels for embezzlement: evidence
115(6)
Summary
121(1)
Suggested readings
122(2)
8 Inequality in private consumption
124(22)
Regional features of consumption
124(3)
Changing consumption patterns
127(5)
Family consumption inequality: case studies
132(12)
Summary
144(1)
Suggested readings
145(1)
Appendix 8.1: Measurement of personal consumption inequality
146(3)
PART II Policy choice: some countries' experiences 149(82)
9 Redistribution of wealth and income: an assessment
151(21)
Policy choice: who benefits?
151(1)
Nationalization
152(2)
Land redistribution
154(9)
Income support
163(4)
Informal provision of social security
167(3)
Summary
170(1)
Suggested readings
171(1)
10 Economic policy reforms: distributional impact
172(42)
Controversy
173(4)
Countries' adjustment experiences
177(21)
Inter-country comparisons
198(6)
Summary
204(1)
Suggested readings
205(2)
Appendix 10.1: Selected economic and social indicators in eight adjusting countries, 1975-93
207(7)
11 Prospects and challenges
214(17)
From economic reforms to what?
215(5)
The challenge of democracy for equitable development
220(3)
Peace dividend: real expectation or elusive hope?
223(6)
Channelling the peace dividend
229(2)
Notes 231(30)
Bibliography 261(22)
Name index 283(3)
Subject index 286

Rewards Program

Write a Review