Illicit Economies and Reconstruction in Iraq, Palestine, and Algeria
Rebuilding Devastated Economies in the Middle East
International Political Economy
"This book is concerned with the political and economic obstacles encountered by states in the Middle East seeking to rebuild their national economies after their devastation by violent upheaval, or invasion. Economic devastation is at once the cause and the consequence of partial or total state failure. But, given the type of regime which is likely to seize power under such conditions, it is doubtful that the rulers will defer to the logic of economic growth at the cost of diminishing their own power. The resultant political dilemma is the most challenging obstacle to the rebuilding of devastated economies in the Middle East."--BOOK JACKET.
Bradford Dillman. "Illicit Economies and Reconstruction in Iraq, Palestine, and Algeria," in Rebuilding Devastated Economies in the Middle East, ed. Leonard Binder, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. Print.