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Welcome to our presentation of



A Literature Survey

General Editor: Andrew M. Watson

Research Assistants and Database Consultants:

Michael McCaffrey and Melanie Noviss

Regional Collaborators:

Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs
Shlomo Sitton, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mustafa B. Hamarneh, University of Jordan
Mahmoud Abdel Fadil, American University in Cairo

This is an bibliography of relatively recent literature concerning economic cooperation and integration in the Middle East. It is the result of three projects carried out at the Centre for International Studies over past few years. The first of these, supported by the CRB Foundation, was a general survey of the literature carried out entirely in Toronto The second emphasized the literature concerning the Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian economies; this was done in collaboration with teams from the University of Jordan, the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The third study, which focussed on the literature concerning Egypt, was undertaken in collaboration with a team from the Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey in Cairo. The second and third studies were funded by the Canadian International Development Agency through a programme administered by the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa. Funding for mounting this work on the Internet came from the same source.

In carrying out our studies we have received help from many individuals, and it is perhaps invidious to mention only a few of them. However, we do wish to mention special help, for which we are extremely grateful, received from Professors Linda Northrup, Professor Hadia Dajani-Shakeel and Ms Marion Boulby, all of the Department of Middle East and Islamic Studies of the University of Toronto; Mr. John Bradley and Mr. Allen Forsyth of the Information Commons of the Unversity of Toronto; and from Ms. Jill Tansley and Ms Eileen ALms of the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa. To these and to the many others who at one time or another, in one way or another, helped with this project, we extend our heartfelt thanks.

In the future we hope to be able to keep this data base up to date, to add to it any items which have been overlooked, and to annotate more of the works listed. We also hope to undertake special projects on the literature concerning Lebanon, Syria and Turkey in collaboration with teams from these countries. We are currently seeking funding for this work.

How to Use this Database

All material collected for the projects has been loaded into a single database. The databse may be searched in its entirety using simple boolean logic by choosing the free-text search. Indexes for authors, keywords and countries or regions have also been provided.

To begin to view the records ordered by author, click on: [Database]

The entire database may be searched using a free-text search engine by clicking on [Free Text]

The following controlled vocabulary indices may also be used:

[Author Index]
[Keyword Index]
[Countries and Regions]