A collective effort by American and North African scholars, this volume provides a comprehensive analysis of recent economic, social, and political events in North Africa. It shows how the Maghrebi states and societies are currently at a very important junction as they try to adjust to different ways of doing things in new regional and international orders.
Using a political economy approach, the book focuses on a series of issues raised by the interaction between economic crisis and reform on the one hand, and political change or stagnation on the other. The author and his contributors provide a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of particular value to scholars and researchers of the Arab world in general and North Africa in particular.
About the Author:
AZZEDINE LAYACHI is Associate Professor of Political Science at St. John's University, New York. He published several books and articles on North Africa, including The United States and North Africa (Praeger, 1990), and has made numerous radio, television, and conference appearances.