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Imprint: Oneworld Publications

Subject: Business


The March of the New Muslim Middle Class

Vali Nasr

Renowned Middle-East expert Vali Nasr combines historical narrative with contemporary on-the-ground research to introduce a Muslim World we’ve never seen. Meccanomics takes us behind the news, so dominated by the struggle against extremists and the Taliban, to reveal a new society, one that is being reshaped by an upwardly mobile middle class of entrepreneurs, investors, professionals, and insatiable consumers. His insights into the true situations in Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the crucial bright spots of Dubai and Turkey provide a whole new way of thinking about the troubles and prospects in the region.

Nasr’s groundbreaking analysis offers a powerful reassessment of a region where financial might – not fundamentalism – does the talking.

  • Publication date: April 1, 2010
  • ISBN: 9781851687374
  • RRP: £16.99
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication date: April 1, 2010
  • ISBN: 9781780740577
  • RRP: £5.99
  • Pages: 320


"Nasr is a talented academic."
Independent on Sunday
"These two sensible books argue that rather than trying to impose its own ideas, the West should listen more carefully to voices from the region."
The Economist
“This book affords the reader rare insights into the situation in Iran, Turkey and Pakistan.” “a good place to start for a reader interested in getting beyond the toxic rhetoric about Muslims in recent years.”
irish times

Vali Nasr

Vali Nasr is Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University; an adviser to President Obama’s administration on Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan; and former Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of Democracy in Iran, The Islamic Leviathan, and the New York Times bestseller The Shia Revival. He regularly appears as an expert on Middle Eastern affairs on major television news networks, and writes for the New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Born in Iran, Nasr now lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, two sons, and daughter.

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