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Towards an alternative economic development framework for Algeria: The challenge of the developmental state approach

Moula Cherikh (Department of Management, Marketing and MIS, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA)
Nikolaos Karagiannis (Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA)

International Journal of Development Issues

ISSN: 1446-8956

Article publication date: 17 July 2019

Issue publication date: 20 September 2019

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to propose a national development framework for Algeria while considering the country’s historical, social, cultural, institutional and political factors. The main focus of this paper is to sketch out the policy framework that might be advisable to develop and diversify the production lines of Algeria – given the country’s excessive reliance on oil and natural gas exports – while helping the country move to the next level of socioeconomic progress.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach is based on the developmental state analysis.

Findings

A developmental state argument is proposed here as a necessary basis for the support of selected industries of high potential and achievability while leaving space for further social and political advancement.

Practical implications

It can help greatly Algeria’s policymakers.

Social implications

Socio-economic progress.

Originality/value

This paper makes a significant contribution to the development efforts of Algeria.

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Citation

Cherikh, M. and Karagiannis, N. (2019), "Towards an alternative economic development framework for Algeria: The challenge of the developmental state approach", International Journal of Development Issues, Vol. 18 No. 3, pp. 334-352. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDI-01-2019-0010

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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