Although investment capital seeks both a skilled and educated as well as a cheap and unskilled labor force, it is generally accepted that growth, and more assuredly a higher standard of living, is more likely to be sustained with an educated workforce that can adapt its skills and implement new ideas.
The designation, Mashriqalso from the Arabic root for East, also denotes a variously defined region around the Levantthe eastern part of the Arabic-speaking world as opposed to the Maghrebthe western part.
Their understanding of the concept of globalization will continue to be affected by negative factors like high illiteracy rates, marginalization of women, disparities between rich and poor, corrupt authoritarian regimes and the absence of democracy and human rights  It may be the case that the next generation will be even more closed after experiencing much more intense and systematic indoctrination on both the Islamist and nationalist fronts.
Over the course Globalization in the middle east his career, Fouad Ajami raised funds to extend these opportunities to hundreds of his students. Although much is known about the size of the central governments within the MENA region, not much is known with any certainty about the size of the overall public sector—which includes, among others, central government, local governments, and state-owned enterprises—in a majority of countries.
Assuming a relatively high elasticity of 0. The experience accumulated to date indicates that economies that, over extended periods, embrace openness and globalization tend to grow faster than those that adopt inward-looking growth strategies.
Even in the absence of any impending external threat, military service is used in some countries as yet another way of alleviating unemployment pressures, a strategy that depresses productivity, delays labor market reforms, and impedes the process of human capital accumulation.
Many are actively engaged in quasi-fiscal activities that are not subject to the rigors of transparency and financial accountability. Many countries, including the GCC members, Yemen, and Mauritania, and, to a lesser extent and more recently, Algeria and Jordan, are generally open to free trade.
At some point, they will rise up and ask for their demands to be met. Aggregate economic growth in oil-producing countries continues to be dominated by developments in the oil sector.
Child's bequeathed this gift in his will to be used to fund summer thesis and language study for the Middle East Studies program. Naval force has the quality of mobility which carries with it the privilege of temporary absences; but it needs to find on every scene of operation established bases of refit, of supply, and in case of disaster, of security.
Availability of key complementary inputs—physical capital, labor, and human capital—has long been recognized as an important factor for the location of economic activity, and this is especially true in an increasingly globalized economy characterized by high capital mobility.
Or, as with Iran, overthrowing the brutal Shah regime has resulted in another repressive regime vehemently anti-West, anti-US in particular. While there are exceptions, transparency in government is poor and accountability remains a problem, as seen from perception-based measures of governance.
Income levels show wide variations within the region. During the early 19th century the United Kingdom was a global superpower. Foreign direct investment is also found to contribute more to growth in countries endowed with a more educated labor force.
A deepening of political reforms is widely viewed as a prerequisite for firmly rooting badly needed economic reforms. Trade in ancient Greece was largely unrestricted: Since the s, aviation has become increasingly affordable to middle classes in developed countries.
Allocation of credit to more productive investment should guide lending strategy. Exports nearly doubled from 8. Each entry indicates percent of countries worldwide that rate below selected country or a region for each governance indicator.
In many of the larger oil economies, oil and other hydrocarbon products, on average, account for 75 percent of total exports.
The circulation of commodities, technology, money and ideas facilitate networks of terror as well as trade and travel. Although there are some images of young protesters hurling rocks at security forces, the overwhelming and inappropriate force has typically been from government security forces.
However, as I had written in that page above, Democracy or no democracy, people can and will only take so much. More generally, Khaled Hroub, director of the Cambridge Arab Media Project, says that the recent strife across the Arab world reveals some salient messages: The resulting reports on participating countries in the MENA region, which are available from the websites of the IMF, the World Bank, and central banks or ministries of finance of these countries, have generally shown progress in some areas.
Following some unrest and protests in the country, Saudi Arabia recently banned all protests.
Al Jazeera and others are banned from Libya and some other Middle East countries supposedly so it can impose its own propaganda which has been very poor to date. Gardner, Edward,"Wanted: Still, given the incompatibility that characterizes the two views, neither Islamic terrorists nor the West can come to an intellectual compromise.
Conventional instruments of mass transport or communication have been, and can be at any time converted into weapons of mass destructionor at least of mass terror producing a situation of asymmetrical war  where weaker individuals and groups can attack superpowers.
Between and the number of students studying in a foreign country increased 9 times. In addition, for a large number of countries in the region, external and domestic debts are not high by international standards, and debt service is low.
Even as economic performance in the region improved in the s, the region achieved an annual average growth rate of only 1.TPOL S Introduction to Globalization (5) I&S Provides an introduction to the debates over globalization. Focuses on the growth and intensification of global ties.
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The MENA region comprises the Arab states in the Middle East and North Africa—Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen—plus the Islamic State of Afghanistan, the Islamic.
Program Description. The Middle East Studies (MES) program offers a comprehensive approach to study of the region. It covers topics such as failing states, petrostates, political transitions, economic development, state-to-state conflict and nuclear proliferation, as well as religions, ethnicity and tribalism.Download