The Islamic Republic of Iran

Author: Jahangir Amuzegar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317625420
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This title provides an in depth study of Iran’s post 1979 Revolution economy under the Islamic Republic, with new material and related journal articles combined under one roof in a novel and reader friendly style. The volume starts with an original text, summarizing the development of the Iranian economy under five successive administrations, in five distinct phases. Following this are fifteen accompanying articles providing detailed information that expands on, and compliments, the discussion in the original material. Appropriate references on specific topics are made to each relevant article, ensuring the material is easily accessible to the reader. Topics discussed include public finance, employment, banking, petroleum, privatization, and the exchange rate. Full references are also made to US and universal economic sanctions and their effects, with the legacies of the Khatami and Ahmadinejad administrations also covered. This versatile title is designed to appeal to a vast readership. The hurried business executive or high government official, interested in a quick review of the subject matter may simply read the original text while think tank researchers, research fellows and students can take the time to read the supplementary articles and review what is related to the topic of their choosing.

Argentina s Economic Reforms of the 1990s in Contemporary and Historical Perspective

Author: Domingo Cavallo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131736466X
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Why has Argentina suffered so much political and economic instability? How could Argentina, once one of the wealthiest countries in the world, failed to meet its potential over decades? What lessons can we take from Argentina's successes and failures?? Argentina’s economy is?irresistibly?fascinating. Argentina's economic history-its crises and its triumphs cannot be explained in purely economic terms. Argentina's economic history can only be explained in the context of conflicts of interest, of politics, war and peace, boom and bust. Argentina's economic history is also intertwined with?ideological?struggles over the ideal society and the on-going struggle of ideas. ? The book comprises two distinct components: an economic history of Argentina from the Spanish colonial period to 1990, followed by a narrative by Domingo Cavallo on the last 25 years of reform and counter reform. Domingo Cavallo has been at the center of Argentina's economic and political debates for 40 years. He was one of the longest serving cabinet members since the return of democracy in 1983. He is uniquely qualified to help the reader make the connection between historical and current events through all these prisms. His daughter, Sonia Cavallo Runde is an economist specialized on public policy that currently teaches the politics of development policy. The two Cavallos offer academics and students of economics and finance a long form case study. This book also seeks to offer researchers and policymakers around the world with relevant lessons and insights to similar problems from the Argentine experience.

The Political Economy of Financial Transformation in Turkey

Author: Galip Yalman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317364694
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This volume provides a comprehensive study of Turkey’s financial transformation into one of the most dynamic, if not trouble-free, emerging capitalisms. While this financial evolution has underwritten Turkey’s dramatic economic growth, it has done so without ameliorating the persistently exploitative and unequal social structures that characterize neoliberalism today. This edited volume, written by an interdisciplinary range of political economists, critically examines Turkey’s financial transformation, contributing to debates on the nature of peripheral financialization. Eschewing economistic interpretations, The Political Economy of Financial Transformation in Turkey underscores both the quantitative significance of exponential growth in financial flows and investments, and the qualitative importance of the state’s institutional restructuring around financial imperatives. The book presents today’s reality as historically rooted. By understanding the choices made under the new Republic (from 1923 onwards), one can better locate the changes launched as a newly liberalizing society (since 1980). Likewise, the decisions made in response to Turkey’s 2001 financial crisis spurred a tectonic break in state–market–society financial relations. The waves of change have reached far and wide: from corporate strategies of accumulation and growth to small- and medium-sized enterprises’ strategies of financial survival; from how finance has penetrated the provisioning of housing to how households have become financialized. Put together, one grasps the complexity and historicity of the power of contemporary finance. One also sees that the changes made have not been class-neutral, but have entailed elevating the interests of major capital groups, particularly financial capital, above the interests of the poor and workers in Turkey. Nor are these changes constrained to its national borders, as what transpires domestically contributes to the making of a financialized world market. Through this ‘Made in Turkey’ approach the contributions in this volume thus challenge dominant understandings of financialization, which are derived from the advanced capitalisms, by sharing the specificity of emerging capitalisms such as Turkey.

Mexico under Misplaced Monopolies

Author: Francisco E. Gonzalez
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351046748
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This book presents a new analytical framework and reviews in detail Mexico’s political and economic history between the 1980s and the late 2010s. The explanation offered is based on the idea of ‘misplaced monopolies’ – i.e. an open political regime but a weak, fragmented state, and an internationally open economy but highly concentrated economic sectors and activity in the domestic sphere. Accordingly, sown in the course of the crisis-ridden 1980s and 1990s, misplaced monopolies grew roots and became core features of Mexico’s political economy in the 2000s and 2010s. The end result has been great wealth concentration and a dramatic growth in brutal violence in many parts of the country. From this perspective, unless ‘misplaced monopolies’ are reversed, conditions will remain prone to crisis, polarization and conflict in Mexico. The volume concludes by extrapolating the framework and placing Mexico in comparative perspective alongside internationally important countries such as Brazil, China, India and Russia. This is a highly original investigation that will interest people who follow Mexican politics and its economy. The analytical framework will be of use to analysts, scholars and students of comparative political economy, democratization studies, market reforms, and security and conflict studies.

Obama and the Middle East

Author: Fawaz A. Gerges
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137000163
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A hard-hitting assessment of Obama's current foreign policy and a sweeping look at the future of the Middle East The 2011 Arab Spring upended the status quo in the Middle East and poses new challenges for the United States. Here, Fawaz Gerges, one of the world's top Middle East scholars, delivers a full picture of US relations with the region. He reaches back to the post-World War II era to explain the issues that have challenged the Obama administration and examines the president's responses, from his negotiations with Israel and Palestine to his drawdown from Afghanistan and withdrawal from Iraq. Evaluating the president's engagement with the Arab Spring, his decision to order the death of Osama bin Laden, his intervention in Libya, his relations with Iran, and other key policy matters, Gerges highlights what must change in order to improve US outcomes in the region. Gerges' conclusion is sobering: the United States is near the end of its moment in the Middle East. The cynically realist policy it has employed since World War II-continued by the Obama administration--is at the root of current bitterness and mistrust, and it is time to remake American foreign policy.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Der Reichtum der Dritten Welt

Author: Coimbatore K. Prahalad
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783898791465
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Milliarden von Menschen in Armut besitzen zusammen genommen eine enorme Kaufkraft. Doch diese wird von der internationalen Wirtschaft bis dato missachtet. Ein schwerwiegender Fehler in den Augen von C.K. Prahalad. Der renommierte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und erfolgreiche Unternehmer stellt in seinem Buch erprobte und getestete Geschäftsmodelle vor, mit denen die Armut bezwungen werden kann - und macht deutlich, wie westliche Unternehmen neue und profitable Wege beschreiten können. Prahalad zeigt in seinem Werk eine einmalige Win/Win-Situation auf, in der sowohl die Privatwirtschaft als auch die Entwicklungsländer gewinnen können. Prahalads Perspektiven eröffnen dem Leser einen vollkommen neuen Blickwinkel für die kontroverse Thematik der Globalisierung. - Eine Fülle an praktischen Beispielen und Geschäftsideen - Das Buch zur Globalisierungsdebatte - Die Ära eines neuen Kapitalismus beginnt - Business-Buch des Jahres in den USA

Halal Industrie

Author: Hussein Elasrag
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540515858
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Der globale Markt f�r Halal hat sich als neues Wachstum in der globalen Wirtschaft und schafft eine starke Pr�senz in den entwickelten L�ndern. Die vielversprechendsten Halal-M�rkte sind die schnell wachsenden Volkswirtschaften in Asien, den Nahen Osten, Europa und Amerika. Mit einer wachsenden Kundenstamm und die Erh�hung des Wachstums in vielen Teilen der Welt, ist die Branche zu einem wettbewerbsf�higen Kraft in der Welt des internationalen Handels. Die halal Industrie ist jetzt erweitert, die weit �ber die weitere Ausweitung der wirtschaftlichen Potenziale f�r Halal. Dieses Buch wird Ihnen helfen, die Vertiefung des Verst�ndnisses des Begriffs "Halal so vertraut zu machen, nicht-Muslime �ber Grunds�tze und Halal Produkte.