Trade, Reputation, and Child Labor in Twentieth-Century Egypt
Ellis GoldbergISBN: 0312296290;
The conventional wisdom that political and economic actors in colonial countries are passive and reactive is undermined by Goldberg's close examination of the decisions and calculations of leading political and economic actors. Goldberg shows how critical decisions affecting Egypt's integration into the world economy were based on clear understandings of what policies were most likely to advance the interests of leading interest groups, with results that continue to bedevil Egypt's political economytoday. This is a tale of paradoxes and unintended consequences of rational action.
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