How Capitalism Failed the Arab World: The Economic Roots and Precarious Future of the Middle East Uprisings - Economic Controversies (Paperback)

by Richard Javad Heydarian

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Economic liberalization has failed in the Arab world. Instead of ushering in economic dynamism and precipitating democratic reform, it has over the last three decades resulted in greater poverty, rising income inequality and sky-rocketing rates of youth unemployment. In How Capitalism Failed the Arab World, Richard Javad Heydarian shows how years of economic mismanagement, political autocracy and corruption have encouraged people to revolt, and how the initial optimism of the uprisings is now giving way to bitter power struggles, increasing uncertainty and continued economic stagnation. A unique and provocative analysis of some of the key social and political events of the last decade.

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Published
13/02/2014

Publisher
Zed Books Ltd

ISBN
9781780329574


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