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Political and Economic Liberalization: Dynamics and Linkages in Comparative Perspective

Gerd Nonneman, editor
 
ISBN: 978-1-55587-639-5
$25.00
1996/329 pages/LC: 96-1320

"[An] excellent volume."—Development and Change

"This work deserves to be known by a large audience."—Bondeja Lamba, Etudes International

DESCRIPTION

Even amid the apparent post–Cold War consensus, the benefits and drawbacks of economic and political liberalization remain controversial. At the same time, explanations for the recent surge in these processes, and for the forms they have taken, remain fragmentary. Likewise, the linkages between the two remain under-researched—despite many sweeping assertions of a positive relationship.

Nonneman investigates these issues, providing a framework for the remainder of the book, in which diverse country studies are used to advance our understanding of the dynamics and complexities of both political and economic liberalization.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gerd Nonneman is professor of international relations and Gulf studies and dean of the School of Foreign Service at the Georgetown University campus in Qatar.

CONTENTS

  • THEMES, DEBATES, AND EXPLANATIONS.
  • Economic Liberalization: The Debate—G. Nonneman.
  • Patterns of Economic Liberalization: Explanations and Modalitie—G. Nonneman.
  • Patterns of Political Liberalization: Explanations and Modalities—G. Nonneman.
  • EASTERN EUROPE.
  • Poland's Transition from State Socialism to Capitalism—P. Gowan.
  • Poland: Significance and Limitations of the Democratization Process—S. Day.
  • The Roots of Reform in Albania—D. Seddon with R. Davey and R. Grellier.
  • The Politics of Economic Reform in Albania—D. Seddon with R. Davey and R. Grellier.
  • THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • Democratization in the Middle East: The Evidence from the Syrian Case—R.A. Hinnebusch.
  • Syria's Private Sector: Economic Liberalization and the Challenges of the 1990s—S. Poelling.
  • The Initiation of Economic Liberalization in Algeria, 1979-1989—EC. Murphy.
  • Algeria's Troubled Road Toward Political and Economic Liberalization, 1988-1995—M. Will.
  • EAST ASIA.
  • The Origins of Economic Liberalization and Democratization in South Korea—T.Y. Kong.
  • South Korean Liberalization Since 1993—S. Kirby and S. Harris.
  • "Opening Up" China: Liberalizing International Economic Relations—A.I. Macbean.
  • China's Post-Mao Political Economy: A Puzzle—P. Nolan.
  • CONCLUSION.
  • Linkages Between Economic and Political Liberalization: Some Concluding Observations—G. Nonneman