The Political Economy of Middle East Peace looks at the political economy of the Middle Eastern peace process with a focus on the politics of trade. Contributors investigate the ways new commercial alliances develop as a result of economic agencies established via the Arab-Israeli peace process and look at institutions which contribute to redirection of Arab intra- and inter-regional trade, such as the Palestine Monetary Authority, the Middle East Development Bank and free trade zone agencies in Aquaba and Dubai.

chapter |8 pages

Introduction 1

ByJ. W. Wright

part 1|62 pages

Regional Agendas

chapter 1|29 pages

Arab–Israeli Relations in a New Middle East Order

The politics of economic cooperation
ByLaura Drake

chapter 2|31 pages

Competing Trade Agendas in the Arab–Israeli Peace Process

A case studies approach
ByJ. W. Wright

part 2|110 pages

Rational Agendas

chapter 3|36 pages

The Impermanent War Economy?

Peace dividends and capital accumulation in Israel
ByJonathan Nitzan, Shimshon Bichler

chapter 4|19 pages

The Israeli Dilemma Over Economic Discrimination and Labor-Market Competition

ByNoah Lewin-Epstein, Moshe Semoyanov, J. W. Wright

chapter 5|26 pages

Human Rights Violations as an Obstacle to Economic Development

Restrictions on movement in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip
ByFatemeh Ziai

chapter 6|27 pages

Embedding Social Structure In Technological Infrastructure

Constructing regional social capital for a sustainable peace in the Middle East
ByShaul M. Gabbay, Amy J. Stein

part 3|46 pages

Border Agendas

chapter 7|20 pages

Lebanon, Syria, and the Middle East Peace Process

Reconstructing viable economies
ByImad Harb

chapter 8|24 pages

Internal and External Constraints on Saudi Arabian Economic Growth

The role of defense expenditures and remittances
ByRobert E. Looney

chapter |13 pages

Epilogue: From Cold War to Cold Peace

Thoughts on the future of the peace process and the political economy of Middle East trade
ByGeorge Wilson