Egypt: An Economic Geography

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I.B.Tauris, Dec 19, 2003 - Business & Economics - 285 pages
Egypt is almost the size of Britain, France, and Germany combined, yet its nearly 70 million people are forced by geography to live in an area no bigger than Belgium. In this illuminating introduction to economic geography, the authors describe the myriad problems facing Egypt. They examine food scarcity, the effects of water and land shortage, the impact of globalization on Egypt's attempts to industrialize, population explosion, massive debt, unemployment, corruption, and Egypt's tourism industry.
 

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Contents

The complexity of Egyptian identity 8 Women in Egyptian
23
Civil society in Egyptan agent of social and political change?
37
Climatic conditions 50 Soils 52 Vegetation fauna and the processes
53
Egypts Water Resources and Water Demand
67
Development and Features of the Egyptian Economy
93
Egypt as a rentier state
110
Old and New Industries in Egypt
157
The history of industrialization in Egypt157 The economic
170
International tourism 175 Domestic tourism 197
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Migration to Alexandria 193786 according to migrants places
227
New towns in Egypt from planning stage to realization
242
The Prospects for Egypts Economy at the Beginning of the Twenty
247
References
255
Index
280
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About the author (2003)

Fouad N. Ibrahim is Professor of Social Geography at the University of Bayreuth.

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