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Economic Development in MENA SSC 5321: Home

This Course Guide helps you identify some of the resources available at Mohammed VI Library. For more information please get in touch with Your Librarian whose contact information is listed below right.

Vocabulary list

Please use the vocabulary list below to search the library catalog, through the keyword function, to identify materials relevant to this course.

  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • Economic development





The course will examine the political economy of development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) since the end of World War II in light of the evolution of development theories, the impact of global and regional changes in the area and the recent upheavals in the Arab World. The post war Keynesian approaches will be reviewed, followed by development theories that characterized the 1970s (modernization, dependency…). The return of neoliberalism and its increasingly dominant position will be examined and its impact will be assessed in light of the empirical evidence provided by the experiences of MENA countries.

The course will focus on the challenges posed by the colonial legacy, globalization, the region’s political culture, the role of the State and more generally the interplay between economic and other factors in determining the course followed by MENA in the search for a path toward development. 

Library of Congress Classes and Subclasses

Please use the call number below to search the library catalog, through the Call Number function, to browse the library collection listing materials relevant to this course.

  • HC10-1085 Economic history and conditions
  • HC94-1085 By region or country
  • HD72-88 Economic growth, development, planning
  • DS41-66  Middle East. Southwestern Asia. Ancient Orient. Arab East. Near East
  • DT365-469  Eastern Africa
  • DT160-177  North Africa 

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