Economic and Political Impediments to Middle East Peace

Critical Questions and Alternative Scenarios

  • J. W. WrightJr.
  • Laura Drake

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Mohamed A. El-Erian, Stanley Fischer
    Pages 70-86
  3. Barbara Balaj, Ishac Diwan, Bernard Philippe
    Pages 174-188
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 247-253

About this book


The accords and protocols that underlie the Arab and Israeli peace agreements set into place economic policies and political processes so flawed that they are bound to fail. The chapters in this volume look at the diplomatic and historical precedents that have led to this situation and they debate - some cynically and some sympathetically - the reasons why the institutional structures and trade regimes the process has created are so weak. But for whatever reason, the structural flaws built into the Middle East peace process are not only biased toward the dominant players but against the people who most want peace.


budget desegregation economic development economy globalization Institution Israel political process

Editors and affiliations

  • J. W. WrightJr.
    • 1
  • Laura Drake
    • 2
  1. 1.Office of Emerging MarketsUnited States Agency for International DevelopmentUSA
  2. 2.School of International ServiceAmerican UniversityUSA

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