please find below your reading list for Friday. There was one mistake on the Reading page that i corrected (for this week, you need to read chapter 3 from my book, on the Private Sector, not Chapter 4, on Networks). if you already read chapter 4 that's good, you'll know why on Friday.
I know some of you have signed up to do chapters using the first post. can you please redo your comment on this post to avoid confusion? thanks
Finally, as promised, i have included the paper options under the Assignment page. check them out and feel free to have an internal discussion before we can make a decision in class on friday.
by the way, i think we had a tremendous class on Friday, though i want us to engage the arguments more and begin to speak like syria experts now that you have amassed a critical amount of readings.
see you soon.
Week 6: Economic Reform, the Private Sector, and State-Business Relations
1. Alan Richards and John Waterbury, Chapter 7, “The Emergence of the Public Sector,” Chapter 8, “Contradictions of State-Led Growth,” in A Political Economy of the Middle East (Boulder: Westview Press, 1996). [PDF]
2. Timothy Mitchell, "Dreamland: The Neoliberalism of Your Desires," MERIP 210 (29,1) Spring 99:28 [PDF] and Timothy Mitchell, "America's Egypt: Discourse of the Development Industry," 169 (F21, 2) Mar-Apr 91:18 [PDF]
3. Bassam Haddad, Chapter 3, in Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience [Text]