Middle East Dilemma: The Politics and Economics of Arab Integration by Michael C. Hudson
A comprehensive study of the issues surrounding the question of Arab integration. Both historical overview and contemporary analysis, the book goes beyond the popular view of the Arab world as a disintegrated region. The book explores the barriers to Arab integration, but also shows the continued importance of a shared identity and common challenges. Contributors present case studies of political integration, from the UAR to Yemen, and the effects of such factors as technology and labor migration on economic integration.