Images of the Arab World and Middle East—Debates About Development and Regional Integration, MICHAEL FAKHRI, Wis. In’tl L.J. 28:3

Images of the Arab World and Middle East—Debates About Development and Regional Integration
MICHAEL FAKHRI

INTRODUCTION

The Article’s “working premise is that there is nothing inherently self- explanatory in terms such as the “Arab world” or “Middle East.” The term “Arab” is often used when authors intend to include notions of culture or language. “Middle East” was a political demarcation which came into general use when the British government established their “Middle East Command” during the Second World War. The purpose of my critical analysis is to examine how these reports impart their own regional images. By thus delineating each report’s geography, this article takes up the challenge set out by each development report by contributing various analytical tools that may help us better understand how to improve the lives of those individuals and communities living in the Arab/MENA region.”

 

For a full introduction and full article see, Volume 28:3

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