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Egypt's Political Economy: Power Relations in Development

Egypt's Political Economy: Power Relations in Development (Hardback)

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This is a new assessment of the impact of power relations on economic development.This new study deals with the unfolding of the great political and economic transformations of the modern Egyptian state from the appointment of Muhammad Ali as governor of Egypt in 1805 to the era of President Mubarak, with a special focus on the period 1990-2005, which witnessed a rigorous implementation of structural adjustment policies, the acceleration of economic privatization and liberalization, the emergence of a group of neo-conservatives within the ruling National Democratic Party, and the consolidation of business interests and representation in parliament and government. The author asserts that the modernization process in Egypt over the last two centuries has been determined by power relations and their articulation, and so she investigates in depth the impact of power relations on development strategies, on political liberalization, on politicized Islam as a hegemonic ideology adopted by the state since the beginning of the 1970s, and on gender relations in development.

Nadia Ramsis Farah is professor of political economy at the American University in Cairo. She has taught at Cairo University, Duke University, and the University of Maryland, and has worked as an international consultant for in the areas of gender, development, population, and reproductive health.

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