Reviving Arab Reform: Development Challenges and Opportunities

Islam Abdelbary
Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Egypt

Product Details
15 Feb 2021
Emerald Publishing Limited
224 pages - 152 x 229mm


Reviving Arab Reform offers a unique consideration of the links between economic, political and social development in the Arab region and offers tangible hope for the future. Islam Abdelbary evaluates the reform programmes in the last three decades in the Middle East North Africa region, and through a wide variety of analytical methods, he identifies the failures and successes of previous Arab reforms by comparing the outcomes of reforms in the Arab world with those in other world regions. 
The book is distinguished by how it outlines the challenges and opportunities for development in the region and provides a framework for comprehensive and integrated development in the Arab world. Ultimately, Abdelbary argues that the new Arab reform agenda must address previous debilitating development issues, especially governance. 

Economic reform should not be seen in a vacuum, in isolation from political and social choices that society makes, thereby contributing to sustained and inclusive growth. For its unique mix of scholarly rigour and practical ways forward, Reviving Arab Reform is a must-read not only for researchers interested in economic theory, development studies, and the Middle East but also for policy-makers in the region and international organisations.
Chapter 1. Introduction  
Chapter 2. The Theoretical Basis 
Chapter 3. Methodology 
Chapter 4. Insight of Arab Economics: A Reforming Outlook 
Chapter 5. Economic Stabilisation and Arab Reform 
Chapter 6. Business and Structural Reform 
Chapter 7. Social Aspects of Arab Reform 
Chapter 8. Institutions and Political Aspects of Arab Reform 
Chapter 9. Winners and Losers of Arab Reforms 
Chapter 10. The Impact of Reform Programmes on Economic Growth: An Econometric Analysis 
Chapter 11. Towards an Inclusive Development Framework for Arab Reform
Concluding Remarks
Islam Abdelbary is an Egyptian economist and Assistant Professor of Economics at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology. Currently, he is an economic consultant at the United Nations and Alumni research fellow at the University of Plymouth. Abdelbary's research focuses on Institutional Economics, Sustainability and economic development. His research has awarded several international prizes, such as the Ibn Khaldun Prize 2018. Abdelbary also works as an independent researcher in several multi-disciplinary research projects for national and international organisations.

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