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Arab Human Development in the Twenty-first Century: The Primacy of Empowerment

Bahgat Korany


In addition to its emphasis on the primacy of change and dynamics rather than static snapshots, this book looks critically at development studies and policies. Originally prepared as the tenth-anniversary volume of the UNDP's series of Arab Human Development Reports, Arab Human Development in the Twenty-first Century inventories existing knowledge to present an integrated and coherent report through the systematic application of its political-economy framework. It places empowerment at the center of human development in the Arab world, away from the dominant existing “securocracy” state. Empow ... More

Keywords: empowerment, legitimacy, securocracy state, adaptation deficit, inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9789774166587
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774166587.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bahgat Korany, editor
American University in Cairo

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Part 1: Toward the Twenty-first Century

Part 2: Empowerment Begins at the Top

Introduction to Part 2

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Part 3: Supporting Empowerment Processes

Introduction to Part 3

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Part 4: Achieving International Rooting Empowerment

Introduction to Part 4

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Part 5: A New History in the Making?

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