The Economic and Political Impact of Economic Restructuring on NGO-State Relations in Egypt

  • Janine A. Clark
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


The new economic model of economic restructuring, deregulation and privatization, as implemented by international bodies such as the IMF and World Bank, is theoretically expected to lead to greater political liberalization and ultimately democratization in the countries of the Third World. While the process is not necessarily expected to be a smooth one, in the long term the withdrawal of the state in the economic sphere, and consequently its reduced role, is assumed to provide both economic and political opportunities for non-state actors. In simplistic terms, the greater economic role of the private sector should ultimately lead to a greater political role in policy- and decision-making.


Civil Society Middle East Economic Reform Muslim Brotherhood Islamic Group 
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