Power and Politics in the Persian Gulf Monarchies

Hardcover | November 8, 2011

EditorChristopher Davidson

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In command of the world's largest hydrocarbon reserves and occupying a central role in both Middle Eastern and global politics, the six traditional monarchies - Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - that comprise the Gulf Cooperation Council are nowamong the most heavily researched yet most commonly misunderstood actors in the international system. Christopher Davidson, an acclaimed expert on the fast moving politics and economics of the Gulf, together with five other leading authorities on the region, has brought together a unique collectionof comprehensive yet highly accessible analyses of these six states.Following a succinct theoretical overview of the various achievements, opportunities, and collective challenges faced by the monarchies, each chapter discusses their individual historical backgrounds, political structures, economic diversification efforts, and future prospects. Drawing on the latestresearch in the field, the most up-to-date statistics, and written in a frank and critical manner, this textbook is a valuable addition to university reading lists on Middle Eastern studies or political science, while also appealing to the general interest reader.

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In command of the world's largest hydrocarbon reserves and occupying a central role in both Middle Eastern and global politics, the six traditional monarchies - Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - that comprise the Gulf Cooperation Council are nowamong the most heavily researched yet most com...

Christopher Davidson is Reader in Government and International Affairs at the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Durham University. He formerly taught at Sheikh Zayed University in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and is the author of Dubai: the Vulnerability of Success, Abu Dhabi: Oil and Beyond and The Persian Gulf and Pacific Asi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 5.59 × 8.58 × 0.91 inPublished:November 8, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199327629

ISBN - 13:9780199327621

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