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- DescriptionCollusion between business communities and the state can lead to a measure of security for those in power, but this kind of interaction often limits new development. In Syria, state-business involvement through informal networks has contributed to an erratic ecomy. With unique access to private businessmen and select state officials during a critical period of transition, this book examines Syria's political ecomy from 1970 to 2005 to explain the nation's pattern of state intervention and prolonged ecomic stagnation. As state income from oil sales and aid declined, collusion was a bid for political security by an embattled regime. To achieve a modicum of ecomic growth, the Syrian regime would develop ties with select members of the business community, reserving the right to reverse their inclusion in the future. Haddad ultimately reveals that this practice paved the way for forms of ecomic agency that maintained the security of the regime but diminished the development potential of the state and the private sector.
- Author BiographyBassam Haddad is Director of the Middle East Studies Program and teaches in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, and is Visiting Professor at Georgetown University.
- Author(s)Bassam S. A. Haddad
- PublisherStanford University Press
- Date of Publication15/12/2011
- SubjectManagement & Business: General
- Series TitleStanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures
- Place of PublicationPalo Alto
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStanford University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight386 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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