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Arab Human Development Report 2004

Towards Freedom in the Arab World

  • Author: UNDP
  • Publication date: April 2005
  • Page count: 272
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 04.III.B.5

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About the book

The new edition of the Report describes free societies, in their normative dimension, as fundamental contrasts with present-day Arab countries. Caught between oppression at home and violation from abroad, Arabs are increasingly excluded from determining their own future. Their challenge will be to create a viable mode of transition from a situation where liberty is curtailed and oppression the rule, to one of freedom and good governance that minimizes social upheaval and human costs.