The Cordon Sanitaire

A Single Law Governing Development in East Asia and the Arab World

  • Ali┬áKadri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ali Kadri
    Pages 1-38
  3. Ali Kadri
    Pages 111-133
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 167-170

About this book


This work compares the development experiences of East Asia and the Arab world. It posits that in view of the collapse in socialism and its ideological retreat, their development performances are intensely over determined by their modes of integration with world capital. For East Asia, it's through manufacturing of civilian-end use commodities and for the Arab World, through militarism. The book is a unique attempt approaching the topic from the theoretical angle using an analytical comparative perspective.


East Asian Economics Developmental Economics Development in the Arab World Regional Economics Development and imperialism Conflicts in the Arab World Security development Rise of China Potential East Asian collapse World Capital Civilian-end Use Commodities Militarism in the Arab World

Authors and affiliations

  • Ali┬áKadri
    • 1
  1. 1.National University of Singapore SingaporeSingapore

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