The Paradox of Marginalisation: Globalisation, Marginalisation and Civil Society in the MENA Area

  • Leila Simona Talani
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


In this book a transnationalist conceptualisation of globalisation is adopted. With respect to this, there is one important point to underline; although in absolute terms the countries marginalised from globalisation may seem to have improved some of their economic or social indicators, what is relevant for the analysis is how they fare in relative terms. As further elaborated below and in subsequent chapters, the argument is not that the countries considered have not gathered any benefits from globalisation or have not been integrated at all, but rather that they have gathered fewer benefits than other countries and therefore, in relative terms, their position in the global political economy has worsened.


Social Capital Civil Society Middle East Civil Society Organisation Arab World 
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  • Leila Simona Talani
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  1. 1.King’s College LondonUK

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