The Politics of Arab Integration

This volume is the result of a major research project, the most important inquiry into the fundamental political structure of the Arab world. It is often argued that Arab states are arbitrary political creations that lack historical or present legitimacy and are unable to relate to each other in a productive way. It is further suggested that the demise of pan-Arabism merely underlines the inability of individual Arab states to integrate either domestically or internationally. This book, Volume Four in the "Nation, State and Integration in the Arab World" research project carried out by the Istituto Affari Internazionali, sets out to answer the questions of Arab integration, with articles from a wide range of contributors from around the world.

Quarto della serie di quattro volumi Nation, State and Integration in the Arab World, prodotta da un progetto di ricerca triennale condotto dall'Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI). Pubblicato anche nella collana "Routledge Library Editions: Politics of the Middle East" (luglio 2015, ISBN 978-1-13-892249-5). Capitolo 6 già pubblicato in Giacomo Luciani (ed.), Public Finance in the Arab Countries, Ottawa, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), luglio 1986, p. 82-103 (Manuscript Reports ; 135e). Capitoli 5, 7-9 e introduzione pubblicati anche in Giacomo Luciani (ed.), The Arab State, London, Routledge, 1990.

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London/New York, Croom Helm, febbraio 1988, 334 p.
0-7099-4148-X ; 978-0-7099-4148-4
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Introduction, Giacomo Luciani and Ghassan Salamé, p. 1-30

Part I. The Cultural Dimension
1. Speech Diversity and Language Unity: Arabic as an Integrating Factor, Zakaria Abuhamdia, p. 33-53
2. The Media and Arab Integration, Hamdi Kandil, p. 54-72
3. The Role of Education in Domestic and Inter-Arab Integation, Michael Suleiman, p. 73-93
4. Attitudes to the Nation and the State in Arab Public Opinion Polls, Tawfic Farah, p. 94-108

Part II. The Economic and Social Dimension
5. Economic Interdependence and National Sovereignty, Samir Makdisi, p. 111-140
6. Migration as a Factor Conditioning State Economic Control and Financial Policy Options, Ibrahim Saad Eddine Abdallah, p. 141-158
7. Immigrants in the Gulf Countries: ‘Sojourners’ or ‘Settlers’?, Georges Sabagh, p. 159-182
8. Migration and Political Integration in the Arab World, Sharon Stanton Russell, p. 183-210

Part III. The Political and Institutional Dimensions
9. The Impact of Palestine on Arab Politics, Walid Kazziha, p. 213-231
10. Israeli Interference in Internal Arab Politics: the Case of Lebanon, Avi Shlaim, p. 232-255
11. Integration in the Arab World: the Institutional Framework, Ghassan Salamé, p. 256-279

References, p. 280-304
Contributors, p. 305-306
Index, p. 307-314
Combined Index, p. 315-334

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