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In light of the fundamental changes that have taken place in the Middle East and North Africa over the last two years this book aims at giving an inside view of some of the main challenges and possibilities for the region in the years ahead. The book includes analysis of the underlying causes for the uprisings and calls for change, as well as on what will be needed for the countries in region to succeed with their well-needed political and economic reform processes.
Political and economic issues are closely interlinked and the book will stress the necessity for political and economic reform processes to go hand-in- hand, highlighting topics such as:
- Ways of addressing the three deficits - freedom, education and women's participation;
- Governance and rule of law; development of more accountable systems; institution building;
- Economic governance and growth and the need for a new social contract;
Role of different actors (state, private sector, civil society, international community etc.) in the reform process, and the possibilities and challenges to build cooperative and inclusive processes