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Political Economy of North Africa and the Middle East - INS 5361: 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.

  • Political Economy
  • Middle East & North Africa (MENA)
  • Arab World
  • Arab Spring
  • Economic Growth
  • Economic Development
  • Human Development
  • Poverty
  • Globalization
  • Democracy
  • Resource Curse
  • Colonial Legacy
  • Development in Middle East & North Africa
  • Import Substitution
  • Industrialization
  • Neoliberalism
  • Human Capital



"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 –and ongoing- upheavals in the Arab World.The post war Keynesian approaches will be reviewed, followed by development theories and models that characterized the 1970s (modernization, dependency, import substitution industrialization…). 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 impact of the rent economy, the “youth bulge”, the “resource curse”, the capacities of the State and civil society,  and more generally the interplay between economic and other factors in determining the course followed by MENA in the search for a path to 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.

Class H - Social Sciences (General)

  • HC Economic History and Conditions
    • HC 94-1085  By Region or Country


Class J - Political Science (General)

  • JQ Political Institutions and Public Administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Ocean, etc.)
    • JQ 1870-3981 Africa





Subject Guide

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Mohammed VI Library
Al Akhawayn University