The Economies of the Arab World; The Determinants of Arab Economic Development

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The Economies of the Arab World

By Yusif A. Sayigh
St. Martin's, 1978
726 pp. $50.00
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The Determinants of Arab Economic Development

By Yusif A. Sayigh
St. Martin's, 1978
181 pp. $18.95
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Yusif Sayigh has outdone all rivals in providing within one volume a comprehensive picture of economic development in the Arab countries from Morocco to Iraq since World War II. With its many notes and tables it is a valuable reference work. The companion volume on determinants of development provides interpretative commentary with conclusions that take account both of current debates about development in general and of the special political and social conditions of the Arab world.