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Accession Number ADA567332
Title Post-Arab Spring Governments in North Africa: Identifying Focus Areas for Economic Advancement.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 119p
Personal Author J. M. Plichta
Abstract The power transitions precipitated by the Arab Spring revolutions afford opportunity for significant positive political and economic change. However, the specific areas in which improvement is most essential to generating economic advancement are less obvious than those associated with improved governance, and are less likely to be uniform across all countries involved. In consideration of that assertion, this thesis identifies areas most correlated with economic growth, the fostering of a positive entrepreneurial environment, and progression to a more advanced economic stage of development through employment of two distinct statistical methods. These methods are applied to the North African countries affected by the Arab Spring revolutions. Areas in which improvement is required to create positive change that are specific to the country being studied are thereby determined. The cases of pre- Arab Spring Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt were examined in an attempt to provide guidance and focus for the enormous tasks of governmental construction and reform the incoming administrations of each country will face. The ultimate outcome of the analysis is an expression of the vicious economic cycle unique to each, including a determination of causal factors identified as areas in which improvement will be most likely to favorably transform their economies.
Keywords Accountability
Ben ali regime
Criminal corruption
Developing nations
Economic advancement
Economic development
Economic freedom
Economic performance
Expeditionary economics
Growth metrics
Hosni mubarak
Labor market freedom
Labor markets
Muammar qadhafi
Mubarak regime
Political revolution
Post-arab spring governments
Private property rights
Qadhafi regime
Socioeconomic development
Statistical analysis
Technological readiness
Zine el abidine ben ali

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
92 - Behavior & Society
92C - Social Concerns
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Dept. of National Security Affairs.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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