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Clement M Henry

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts

Phone: +1 512 232 7210

In addition to the politics of international oil, Henry's research interests include Middle Eastern responses to globalization, banking systems in Islamic Mediterranean countries, Islamic banking, and the development of civil societies in the Arab world. He is currently focusing on North Africa, especially Algeria, the source of his original interest in the region in the late 1950s, and is working with his coauthor (Robert Springborg)on a 2nd edition of "Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East" (Cambridge University Press, 2001), which presents a dialectical analysis of economic development strategies in the region. "The Mediterranean Debt Crescent" (1996) examines interrelationships between financial and political liberalization in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco,Tunisia, and Turkey. Henry previously taught at the American University in Cairo, and the American University of Beirut, where he directed the AUB Business School from 1981 to 1984.

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Political economy; comparative politics; Middle East and North Africa - esp. Algeria Egypt Morocco Tunisia; politics of international oil; Islamic financial systems; commercial banking systems in the MENA; business, economics & labor.

"Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East" (2001); "The Mediterranean Debt Crescent" (1996); "The Politics of Islamic Finance" (co-edited, 2004); "Oil in the New World Order" (1995)