A Political Economy of Lebanon 1948 2002

This book assesses the laissez-faire strategy for economic development, based on Lebanon’s unique experience during 1948-2002.

Author: Toufic Gaspard

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047402572

Category: Social Science


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This book assesses the laissez-faire strategy for economic development, based on Lebanon’s unique experience during 1948-2002. It also analyzes the country’s industrialization performance, its monetary crisis in the mid-1980s, and the dynamics of the system from a Post-Keynesian perspective.
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A Political Economy of Lebanon 1948 2002

This book is about the laissez-faire strategy for economic development, a strategy inspired by neoclassical/mainstream economics, advocated by the Washington Consensus , and implemented by the Bretton Woods institutions.Mainstream economics ...

Author: Toufic K. Gaspard

Publisher: Social, Economic and Political

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111949439

Category: Architecture

Page: 291

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This book is about the laissez-faire strategy for economic development, a strategy inspired by neoclassical/mainstream economics, advocated by the Washington Consensus , and implemented by the Bretton Woods institutions.Mainstream economics has taken legitimacy from the historical failure of command economies. But this view has not been balanced by an examination of the performance of laissez-faire economies, the closest to the pure market model. Lebanon provides a unique test case in this regard.The book assesses Lebanon s development during 1948-2002, including its industrial and financial performance. The dynamics of the laissez-faire system is separately studied from a Post-Keynesian perspective, highlighting institutional behavior. It is found that laissez-faire is not a sufficient condition for economic development, and can even be counterproductive.
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A Critical Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa

A Political Economy of Lebanon , 19482002 : The Limits of Laissez Faire . New York : Brill , 2004 . Gates , Carolyn . The Merchant Republic of Lebanon : Rise of an Open Economy . London : 1. B. Tauris , 1998 . Gendzier , Irene L. Notes ...

Author: Joel Beinin

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9781503614482

Category: History

Page: 344

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This book offers the first critical engagement with the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa. Challenging conventional wisdom on the origins and contemporary dynamics of capitalism in the region, these cutting-edge essays demonstrate how critical political economy can illuminate both historical and contemporary dynamics of the region and contribute to wider political economy debates from the vantage point of the Middle East. Leading scholars, representing several disciplines, contribute both thematic and country-specific analyses. Their writings critically examine major issues in political economy—notably, the mutual constitution of states, markets, and classes; the co-constitution of class, race, gender, and other forms of identity; varying modes of capital accumulation and the legal, political, and cultural forms of their regulation; relations among local, national, and global forms of capital, class, and culture; technopolitics; the role of war in the constitution of states and classes; and practices and cultures of domination and resistance. Visit politicaleconomyproject.org for additional media and learning resources.
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From Political Economy to Economics through Nineteenth Century Literature

A Political Economy of Lebanon 19482002: The Limits of Laissez-faire. Boston: Brill. Hunter, W. 1873. Famine Aspects of Bengal Districts. Simla: Government Press. Mahmood, Saba. 2001. Feminist Theory, Embodiment, and the Docile Agent: ...

Author: Elaine Hadley

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030241582

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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Focusing on the transition from political economy to economics, this volume seeks to restore social content to economic abstractions through readings of nineteenth-century British and American literature. The essays gathered here, by new as well as established scholars of literature and economics, link important nineteenth-century texts and histories with present-day issues such as exploitation, income inequality, globalization, energy consumption, property ownership and rent, human capital, corporate power, and environmental degradation. Organized according to key concepts for future research, the collection has a clear interdisciplinary, humanities approach and international reach. These diverse essays will interest students and scholars in literature, history, political science, economics, sociology, law, and cultural studies, in addition to readers generally interested in the Victorian period.
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Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

A sweeping study comparing many decades is Toufic Gaspard's A Political Economy of Lebanon, 19482002: A Political Economy of Lebanon (Brill, 2003). Lebanon's post-war development is problematized in Reinoud Leenders' Spoils of Truce: ...

Author: Sean Yom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429756399

Category: Social Science

Page: 670

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The latest edition of this renowned textbook explores the states and regimes of the Middle East and North Africa. Presenting heavily revised, fully updated chapters contributed by the world’s leading experts, it analyzes the historical trajectory, political institutions, economic development, and foreign policies of the region’s nearly two dozen countries. The volume can be used in conjunction with its sister volume, The Societies of the Middle East and North Africa, for a comprehensive overview of the region. Chapters are organized and structured identically, giving insightful windows into the nuances of each country’s domestic politics and foreign relations. Data tables and extensive annotated bibliographies orient readers towards further research. Whether used in conjunction with its sister volume or on its own, this book provides the most comprehensive and detailed overview of the region’s varied politics. Five new experts cover the critical country cases of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Iran. All chapters cover the latest events, including trends that have remarkably changed in just a few years like the gradual end of the Syrian civil war. As such, this textbook is invaluable to students of Middle Eastern politics.. The ninth edition brings substantial changes. All chapters also have a uniform, streamlined structure that explores the historical context, social and economic environment, political institutions, regime dynamics, and foreign policy of each country. Fact boxes and political maps are now far more extensive, and photographs and images also help illustrate key points. Annotated bibliographies are vastly expanded, providing nothing short of the best list of research references for each country.
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The Foreign Policies of Arab States

21 See Toufic K. Gaspard , A Political Economy of Lebanon , 19482002 : The Limits of Laissez - faire ( Leiden : Brill , 2004 ) , Table 5.3 , 149 . 22 See Joseph Abu - Khalil , Lubnan wa Suriya : mashaqat al - ukhuwwa ( Beirut ...

Author: ʻAlī al-Dīn Hilāl

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774163605

Category: Political Science

Page: 515

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A third edition of a popular text includes new material reflecting the earth-shaking events at the end of the Cold War and the continuation of violence and terrorism and examines the foreign policies of nine Arab states--including Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and more--in the context of globalization. Original.
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The Future of Petroleum in Lebanon

A Political Economy of Lebanon, 19482002: The Limits of Laissez Faire. Brill. Gillies, A. 2010. “Giving Money Away? The Politics of Direct Distribution in Resource Rich States.” Center for Global Development, November.

Author: Sami Atallah

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781788318501

Category: History

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What is the future of the oil and gas sector in Lebanon? Following the recent discovery of these valuable resources in the southern Mediterranean, including in the Cypriot and Israeli offshore reserves, the possibility of Lebanon also becoming a petroleum-producing country has been raised. This collection of essays addresses the major challenges and opportunities that accompany the country's hope to join the petroleum club. Covering the key policy issues - from Lebanon's susceptibility to the oil curse, to the environmental risks of production - this book brings together expert analysis to offer answers at the institutional level. Of central importance, the contributors argue, is that for Lebanon to benefit from the discovery of petroleum, it must first reform its institutions with the full support of the voting public and civil society. Combining rigorous quantitative and qualitative research, the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies has produced here an essential book that puts petroleum in Lebanon, and the important questions that come with it, within a global perspective.
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Gaspard, Toufic, A Political Economy of Lebanon, 19482002. Leiden: Brill, 2004. Gates, Carolyn. Papers on Lebanon 10: The Historical Role of Political Economy in the Development of Modern Lebanon. Oxford: Centre for Lebanese Studies, ...

Author: William Harris

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190217839

Category: History

Page: 400

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In this impressive synthesis, William Harris narrates the history of the sectarian communities of Mount Lebanon and its vicinity. He offers a fresh perspective on the antecedents of modern multi-communal Lebanon, tracing the consolidation of Lebanon's Christian, Muslim, and Islamic derived sects from their origins between the sixth and eleventh centuries. Harris knits together the interplay of the elite under the Sunni Muslim Shihab relatives of the Ma'ns after 1697 with demographic instability as Maronites overtook Shia as the largest community and expanded into Druze districts. Modern Lebanon arose out of European and Ottoman intervention in the 1860s to secure sectarian peace in a special province. In 1920, after the Ottoman collapse, France and the Maronites enlarged the province into the modern country, with a pluralism of communal minorities headed by Maronite Christians and Sunni Muslims. Harris contends that Lebanon has not found a new equilibrium and has not transcended its sects. This book offers readers a clear understanding of how modern Lebanon acquired its precarious social intricacy and its singular political character.
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The Post Conflict Environment

Asserting a need for “comprehensive” approaches, political engineering (facilitation of good governance) is increasingly viewed not only ... Tawfiq Gaspard, A Political Economy of Lebanon, 19482002: The 214 tHe Post-ConflICt envIronment.

Author: Daniel Bertrand Monk

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472052233

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

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A critique of the technocratic neoliberal paradigm of peacebuilding
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Cosmopolitan Radicalism

The Visual Politics of Beirut's Global Sixties Zeina Maasri. Fallan, K. and Lees-Maffei, G. (2016) Designing ... Gaspard, T. K. (2004) A Political Economy of Lebanon, 19482002, Boston: Brill. Gates, C. (1998) Merchant Republic of ...

Author: Zeina Maasri

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108487719

Category: History

Page: 397

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Exploring visual culture, design and politics in 1960s Beirut, this compelling interdisciplinary study examines a critical period in Lebanon's history.
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