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Change and Development in the Gulf - Abbas Abdelkarim

Change and Development in the Gulf

By: Abbas Abdelkarim (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th January 1999
ISBN: 9780333738917
Number Of Pages: 270

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This book analyses some important social, economic and political processes of change, stagnation and development in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council as a result of oil revenue. Part I addresses the impact of oil in redefining the distributive role of the state and in shaping economic policies. Gulf states are seeking to industrialize as a way of diversifying from dependence on oil. However, such an endeavour may be hampered by human resources, and the social and political difficulties addressed in the book. Lack of population policies, problems of national human resources development and the slow change in gender relations is presented in part II with reference to some country experiences. Part III deals with the impact of the Gulf War on causing limited change in the regional political systems and in raising security fears which have led to a huge increase in the already high military expenditure.

Notes on Contributorsp. vii
List of Tablesp. viii
Introduction and Backgroundp. 1
Change and Development in the Gulf: an Overview of Major Issuesp. 3
Oil, Population Change and Social Development in the Gulf: Some Major Trends and Indicatorsp. 25
Oil and the Economy: Dependence and Diversificationp. 49
The State in Oil Rentier Economies: the Case of Bahrainp. 51
Industrial Strategies and Change in the UAE during the 1980sp. 79
Diversification through Industrialization: the Saudi Experiencep. 104
Human Resources and Gender Relationsp. 131
Population Policies in the Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Councilp. 133
Overview of Major Issues in the Development of National Human Reources in the Gulfp. 151
Women, Income Generation and Gender Relations in Rural Omanp. 164
The Saudis and the Gulf War: Gender, Power and the Revival of the Religious Rightp. 184
Political Change and Militarization: the Impact of the Gulf Warp. 211
Post-War Kuwait and the Process of Democratization: the Persistence of Political Tribalismp. 213
Arms, Oil and Security in the Gulf: a Tenuous Balancep. 238
Indexp. 260
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ISBN: 9780333738917
ISBN-10: 0333738918
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 29th January 1999
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1