Change And Development In The Gulf

Change And Development In The Gulf

by Abbas Abdelkarim
     
 

This book analyzes processes of change, stagnation and development in the countries of the gulf Co-operation Council. It shows the impact of oil revenues on population change and social development and on redefining the socio-economic role of the state. Oil could open venues for industrialization and development; however, it is argued that the lack of population

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This book analyzes processes of change, stagnation and development in the countries of the gulf Co-operation Council. It shows the impact of oil revenues on population change and social development and on redefining the socio-economic role of the state. Oil could open venues for industrialization and development; however, it is argued that the lack of population policies, problems of human resources development, the rather slow change in gender relations and in political systems and heavy spending on militarization could impede development endeavors.

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This well-written volume examines the oil-based economies of Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.... Choice

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Analyzes the social, economic, and political processes of change, stagnation, and development in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council as a result of oil revenue. The 11 chapters are divided into three sections addressing the impact of oil in redefining the distributive role of the state and in shaping economic policies; social issues, including population, human resources development, and gender relations; and the impact of the Gulf War on the regional political and military system. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312216580
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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