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After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World

Magdi Amin, Ragui Assaad, Nazar al-Baharna, Kemal Dervis, Raj M. Desai, Navtej S. Dhillon, Ahmed Galal, Hafez Ghanem, Carol Graham, and Daniel Kaufmann


The Arab Spring constitutes perhaps the most far-reaching political and economic transition since the end of communism in Europe. For too long, the economic aspirations of the people in the region, especially young people, have been ignored by leaders in Arab countries and abroad. Competing views as to how best to meet these aspirations are now being debated in the region. The outcome will shape Arab societies for generations to come. This book argues that significant economic reforms must accompany the major political transitions that are underway. Although each country has a different econom ... More

Keywords: Arab Spring, communism, Arab countries, trade, investment, economic reform, independent private sectors, Arab economies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199924929
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924929.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Magdi Amin, author

Ragui Assaad, author

Nazar al-Baharna, author