Praeger Special Studies
The Dynamics of Economic Policymaking in Egypt thoroughly examines the way in which economic policy was made and implemented during the Sadat years. Paul Rivlin discusses what problems were encountered, and how simplistic attempts to get a large developing country to adopt either extreme free market or total state control failed because of their dependence on theory rather than reality. In this non-technical study of Egypt's political economy the author deals explicitly with the political and international factors which are vital for the understanding of policy making. Includes tables and figures.