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Double Book Launch: Islamic Welfare Provision, Aid and Power in the Arab World

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 (All day)

Time: 5.45pm-7.30pm



Venue: Brunei Suite, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG


Details: Professor Harrigan and Dr El-Said will speak about the launch of their jointly-authored new titles.

Economic Liberalisation, Social Capital and Islamic Welfare Provision (Harrigan and El-Said, 2009) provides a detailed examination of the social impact of economic liberalisation in the Middle East and North Africa, using the social capital concept to analyse the Islamic response to welfare changes.


Aid and Power in the Arab World: World Bank and IMF Policy-Based Lending in the Middle East and North Africa (Harrigan and El-Said, 2009) explores the political motivations for IMF and World Bank funding in this region, looking at both geo-politics and domestic political events in the recipients. This is complemented by critical in-depth studies of four countries that have been regarded as the most successful participants in the programmes - Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.  


Both books are published by Palgrave Macmillan.


RSVP: Please email Kitty Carruthers (kittycarruthers@blueyonder.co.uk , 07951 912 738) to reserve a place