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Book Talk: The Political Economy of Education in the Arab World

Book Talk: The Political Economy of Education in the Arab World

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Date(s) - 04/07/2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT.

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Despite substantial spending on education and robust support for reform both internally and by external donors, the quality of education in many, if not most, Arab countries remains low. Which raises the question: why?

The authors of The Political Economy of Education in the Arab World find answers in the authoritarian political economies that shape the architecture of national governance across the region. Presenting studies from North Africa and the Gulf region, as well as comparative perspectives from Asia and Latin America, they show clearly that efforts to improve education—and thereby enhance economic development and broaden the base of citizenship on which more stable and effective systems of governance can be built—will fail until ruling elites are no longer able to increase their political and economic power at the expense of the greater good.

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