Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2162: Political Economy of Development in the Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Findlay M., Allan. The Arab World. London: Routledge, 1994.


Richards, Alan, and John Waterbury, The Political Economy of the Middle East. Oxford: Westview, 3rd edition, 2007.


Spero, Joan, and Jeffrey Hart. The Politics of International Economic Relations. Boston: Wadsworth, 2009.


Stevens, Paul. ‘Oil and Development.’ In A Companion to the History of the Middle East, edited by Youssef Choueiri, 407-424. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.


United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Arab Human Development Reports. Reports are available at: (http://hdr.undp.org/xmlsearch/reportSearch?y=*&c=r%3AArab+States&t=*&lang=en&k=&orderby=year, and in Arab World Documentation Unit [AWDU]).