9780312225773

Economic and Political Impediments To Middle East Peace Critical Questions and Alternative Scenarios

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312225773

  • ISBN10:

    0312225776

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-02-05
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

The Middle East peace process has gone through various stages of development, but has been impaired at each step by an inability to overcome economic problems in the region. This book both chronicles this process and offers critical insights into the factors that impede progress toward regional peace. The volume, with a foreword by Queen Noor of Jordan, includes contributions from thirteen specialists who hold senior positions at universities, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Union.

Author Biography

J.W. Wright Jr. is Diplomacy Fellow and Rule of Law Advisor at the United States Agency for International Development.

Laura Drake is with the School of International Service at American University.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
ix
List of Figures
x
Acknowledgments xi
List of Abbreviations
xiii
Notes on the Contributors xv
Foreword: The Face of Daunting Challenges Queen Noor of Jordan xix
Map of the Middle East
xxiv
Introduction: Economic and Political Impediments to Middle East Peace 1(9)
J.W. Wright, Jr.
Implementing Netanyahu's Political and Economic Programme: What are Israel's Strategic Objectives for the Current Historical Phase?
10(22)
Laura Drake
What are the Prospects for Modernizing the Middle East Economies?
32(14)
Michael Field
The Arab-Israeli Peace Process: Can the Region Benefit from the Economics of Globalization?
46(24)
Emma C. Murphy
Is MENA a Region? The Scope for Regional Integration
70(17)
Mohamed A. El-Erian
Stanley Fischer
Will an Arab-Israeli Peace Bring a Trade Dividend?
87(12)
Elias H. Tuma
The Budgetary Consequences of Middle East Peace: What are the Economic Impacts and Causal Linkages?
99(20)
Robert E. Looney
Would Islamic Banks Help Lessen the Decline of Palestinian Banking?
119(22)
J.W. Wright, Jr.
Will the Arab-Israeli Peace Process Generate Increased Portfolio Investment in the Middle East?
141(16)
Rodney Wilson
The Middle East Peace Process: How is it Affecting Planning in the Cities and Regions in Jordan?
157(17)
Peter L. Doan
External Assistance to the Palestinian Economy: What Went Wrong?
174(15)
Barbara Balaj
Ishac Diwan
Bernard Philippe
The (Very) Political Economy of the West Bank and Gaza: What Lessons Should We Learn about Peace-building and Development Assistance?
189(24)
Rex Brynen
Civil Society Organizations in the Middle East: Can they Facilitate Socio-Economic Development during a Time of Transition?
213(12)
Peter Gubser
From Front State to Backyard? Syria and the Risks of Regional Peace
225(16)
Volker Perthes
Epilogue: Critical Questions and Alternative Scenarios 241(6)
William Stoltzfus
Index 247

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