By Ahmed Aghrout, Redha. M Bougherira, Professor John Keiger

ISBN-10: 0203307631

ISBN-13: 9780203307632

ISBN-10: 041534848X

ISBN-13: 9780415348485

This publication, by way of offering an updated, systematic analytical account on variations in Algeria, makes a priceless contribution to the literature in this kingdom that has now not but bought a lot consciousness within the Anglo-American academy. Its virtue is that it completely specializes in Algeria, hence departing from latest experiences facing the full geographical zone of North Africa or the Maghreb.

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23 By this he means the place of opportunity, as well as of the provider of the required creative dynamic, to catalyse or kick-start an economy such as France’s in the nineteenth century. One hundred and fifty years later, it can be reasonably argued that the French economy was indeed a beneficiary of this strategy, which enabled the country to play a strategic role within European economic space and also globally. On the other hand, the Algerian economy, apart from a brief period in the 1970s, has been largely in the doldrums, in spite of periodic rises in oil prices.

Such a viewpoint was then reinforced by the fact that the new government appeared to undergo a shift of emphasis in its economic policy towards agriculture. It was the subsequent failure of the Benjedid government to have maintained its focus on agriculture, on the one hand, Political contexts and economic policy 23 while on the other encouraging the development of a private sector, that was for Nouschi the source of disillusionment in his government. However, the privileging of agriculture raises important theoretical issues concerning the place and role of this sector within contemporary national economies.

23 By this he means the place of opportunity, as well as of the provider of the required creative dynamic, to catalyse or kick-start an economy such as France’s in the nineteenth century. One hundred and fifty years later, it can be reasonably argued that the French economy was indeed a beneficiary of this strategy, which enabled the country to play a strategic role within European economic space and also globally. On the other hand, the Algerian economy, apart from a brief period in the 1970s, has been largely in the doldrums, in spite of periodic rises in oil prices.

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