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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Clement Henry

Professor Emeritus Ph.D., Harvard University

Clement Henry

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Biography

Professor Henry retired in 2011 to chair the Department of Political Science, American University in Cairo.  He specializes in the Middle East and North Africa, where he has conducted research on political parties, the engineering profession, and financial institutions. While working on research grants and teaching assignment, he has lived over 12 years in Algiers, Beirut, Cairo and Rabat. He supplemented his Harvard Ph.D. degree in political science with a M.B.A. from the University of Michigan, where he taught from 1973 to 1980. He continues to be interested in the development of civil society in the countries he studies, and he seeks in the tradition of classic political economy to relate financial as well as economic variables to political development. His courses are still online at http://chenry.webhost.utexas.edu/ to be projected in part to the American University in Cairo.

Recent Publications:
He has written six books, including, most recently,  UGEMA: L'Union Generale des Etudiants Musulmans Algeriens (1955-1962): Temoignages, Algiers: Editions Casbah, 2010, and Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East (Cambridge University Press, 2001, 2nd ed 2011), with Robert Springborg, and The Mediterranean Debt Crescent: Money and Power in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey (University of Florida, 1996); co-authored or co-edited six others, including The Politics of Islamic Finance (Edinburgh University Press, 2004), Oil in the New World Order (University of Florida, 1995) and Maghreb et Maitrise Technologique (CERP, 1995); and contributed over seven dozen articles to other books and journals, including the American Political Science Review.

 

GOV 390L • Political Economy Of Mid East

38860 • Fall 2010
Meets W 700pm-1000pm MAI 220A
(also listed as MES 381 )
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Are the MENA states as presently configured are capable of implementing innovative and rewarding development strategies? How are they being integrated into the global economy, and with what political as well as economic consequences? This seminar will survey theories and practices of economic development in the Middle East and North Africa, responding to the challenges of globalization. The evolving guidelines of the "Washington Consensus" shared by the United States, the European Community, and international financial institutions, will be analyzed in light of the region's political and economic realities and contrasted with other approaches to development articulated by regional and international actors. Special attention will be paid to the evolution of financial systems in the region. You will acquire detailed understandings of at least two regimes and their respective approaches to economic development in light of their regional and international positions and domestic political strategies.

 

Texts:

Abel's Course Packet (715 23rd St - University Towers parking - come with your syllabus & student ID) *Henry and Springborg, Globalization and the politics of development in the Middle East (Cambridge UP, 2001).  See instructor.

 

Grading:

Oral presentations with one-page handouts: 10% each. 

Paper: 20% first draft plus 40% final draft Quality (not quantity!) of discussion in class or via internet: 10% - to include notes on core readings each week and questions to be raised in seminar.

 

GOV 312L • Iss And Policies In Amer Gov

38195 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 1100-1230pm MEZ 1.306
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Government 312L satisfies the second half of the mandated six hours of government that every UT student must take.  Course covers analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution, and assumes basic knowledge of government from GOV 310L, which is a prerequiste. May be taken for credit only once.

GOV 312L • Iss And Policies In Amer Gov

38201 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm MEZ B0.306
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Government 312L satisfies the second half of the mandated six hours of government that every UT student must take.  Course covers analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution, and assumes basic knowledge of government from GOV 310L, which is a prerequiste. May be taken for credit only once.

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