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Doing Business in the Middle East
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  • Page extent: 230 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.51 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 330.95367
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: HC415.39 .M66 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Kuwait--Economic conditions
    • Jordan--Economic conditions
    • Kuwait--Politics and government
    • Jordan--Politics and government

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521839556 | ISBN-10: 0521839556)

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Examining relations between state authority and elite business representation in the Middle East, Pete Moore considers the examples of Kuwait and Jordan. He examines why organized business in Kuwait has been able to coordinate policy reform with state officials, while their Jordanian counterparts have generally failed, despite similar fiscal crises. Moore concludes that unleashing the private sector alone is insufficient to change current political and economic arrangements when established political infrastructures remain in place.


1. Summers of discontent: business-state politics in the Middle East; 2. Organizing first: business and political authority during state formation; 3. Politics and profits; 4. Crises at century's end; 5. Is business the solution?

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