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Globalisation, Democratisation and Radicalisation in the Arab World
 
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Globalisation, Democratisation and Radicalisation in the Arab World
 
 
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14 Dec 2010
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This unique volume brings together three key themes, globalization, democratization and radicalization in the Arab world. The contributions provide a fascinating analysis of the external and internal linkages that have for decades impeded economic and political reforms in the region. The volume begins from the premise that globalisation, by failing to deliver the promised benefits of improved economic welfare and individual freedom, dignity and democratisation, has created conditions conducive to violence. The failure of globalisation is linked to the failure of democratisation in a unique approach that traces changes in US foreign policy and democratic rhetoric in the region since 9/11. The third and final part of the book reveals how the weak capacity of the nation state, its failure to modernise and manage sustainable growth rates, reduce poverty and inequities, as well as its failure to manage political reform, the democratisation process and relations with ethnic minorities have all combined to create a specific and dangerous type of extremism that led and is leading to terrorism.

The book provides a new and coherent framework that enables policy makers and practitioners to better understand, identify and deal with the root causes of terrorism. The book ends up with a comprehensive analysis for de-radicalisation programs in more than 30 countries from all regions of the globe, providing the largest known inventory of de-radicalisation policies in the world.

This book is indispensable reading for all interested in political economy, development economics and Middle Eastern politics.


Description

This unique volume brings together three key themes, globalization, democratization and radicalization in the Arab world. The contributions provide a fascinating analysis of the external and internal linkages that have for decades impeded economic and political reforms in the region. The volume begins from the premise that globalisation, by failing to deliver the promised benefits of improved economic welfare and individual freedom, dignity and democratisation, has created conditions conducive to violence. The failure of globalisation is linked to the failure of democratisation in a unique approach that traces changes in US foreign policy and democratic rhetoric in the region since 9/11. The third and final part of the book reveals how the weak capacity of the nation state, its failure to modernise and manage sustainable growth rates, reduce poverty and inequities, as well as its failure to manage political reform, the democratisation process and relations with ethnic minorities have all combined to create a specific and dangerous type of extremism that led and is leading to terrorism.

The book provides a new and coherent framework that enables policy makers and practitioners to better understand, identify and deal with the root causes of terrorism. The book ends up with a comprehensive analysis for de-radicalisation programs in more than 30 countries from all regions of the globe, providing the largest known inventory of de-radicalisation policies in the world.

This book is indispensable reading for all interested in political economy, development economics and Middle Eastern politics.


Contents

Foreword; Prince Hassan bin Talal
PART I: MAKING SENSE OF GLOBALISATION IN THE ARAB WORLD
Introduction; H.El-Said & J.Harrigan
Economic and Political Dimensions of Globalisation in the Arab World; J.Harrigan & H.Tilley
Toward a Framework for Arab Economic Reform: Learning from the Evidence; J.Hammoud
Two Decades of Liberalisation Reforms in Morocco: Successes and Failures; A.Fakir
Contesting Structural Adjustment: The Donor Community, Rentier Elite and Economic Liberalisation in Jordan; W.Knowles
PART II: DEMOCRATS WITHOUT CASE STUDIES
Security Through Democracy? The Legacy of the Bush Administration and the Future Role of Democracy Promotion in American Foreign Policy; J.Dorband
The Meaning of Democracy: A Lebanese Adolescent Perspective; P.V.Pederson
Economic Reform and Authoritarianism in Egypt: Politics, Power, and Patronage; T.Demmelhuber
Breaking the Wave – the War in Iraq, US-Egyptian Relations and the Bush Administration's 'Democratic Tsunami'; L.Berger
Will the Globalisation Allow Democratisation?; A.Sachedina
PART III: RADICALISATION AND EXTREMISM IN THE ARAB WORLD
Radicalisation and Extremism that Lead to Violent Extremism in the Arab World; H.El-Said & R.Barrett
In Search of a De-Radicalisation Strategy; H.El-Said & J.Harrigan























Authors

JANE HARRIGAN is Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies. She has published extensively on the Middle East , North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Her books include Aid and Power; Aid and Power in the Arab World: IMF and World Bank Policy-Based Lending in the Middle East and North Africa; Economic Liberalisation, Social Capital and Islamic Welfare Provisions; From Dictatorship to Democracy: Economic Policy in Malawi 1964-2000; and Economic Reforms in Ghana: The Miracle and the Mirage.

HAMED EL-SAID has published extensively on the Middle East and North Africa, His latest work includes Aid and Power in the Arab World: IMF and World Bank Policy-Based Lending in the Middle East and North Africa, and Economic Liberalisation, Social Capital and Islamic Welfare Provisions, both books co-authored with Professor Jane Harrigan. Professor El-Said led the UN research team Working Group on Addressing Radicalisation and Extremism that Lead to Terrorism in 2008.