Title

Facing the Market in North Africa

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2001

Publication Title

The Middle East Journal

Department

International Political Economy

Abstract

This article examines the results of economic reform programs since the mid-1980s in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt. Although these states have liberalized their economies in the face o9f international and domestic market forces, ruling elites have been adept at maintaining control over the distribution of resources. Selective reforms have prevented the emergence of competitive markets and powerful, autonomous private sectors and have yet to induce a transition to political liberalism and accountable government in North Africa.

ISSN

0026-3141