The Republic of Yemen

Development Challenges in the 21st Century

By Marta Colburn
Stacey International Publishers, Paperback, 9781900988698, 83pp.

Publication Date: November 2002

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Description
In the 20th century, Yemen was the first Arab state to gain independence. It has the only permanently elected parliament in the Arab world. Yet it is a country known more for its tribal kidnappings than for democracy. This book sets out clearly the history of Yemen's development, analysing the social, economic and environmental changes facing the country in the 21st century. Its author, Marta Colburn, has lived and worked in Yemen for many years. This book is a genuine treasure, full of facts and figures and illustrated throughout. It is a must for anyone wanting to gain a comprehensive insight into the complex situation of Yemen today.



About the Author
Author of The Republic of Yemen: Development Challenges in the 21st Century. She has lived in Yemen periodically since 1984. From 1984 to 1989 she worked for a number of international development agencies, for the last two and a half years as Deputy Country Representative for Oxfam UK. From 1998 to 200 she served as Resident Director of the American Institute for Yemeni Studies and, since March 2000, has worked as an independent consultant on a variety of projects in Yemen.
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