The United Arab Emirates: A Study in Survival

The United Arab Emirates: A Study in Survival

by Christopher M. Davidson
     
 

Davidson (political science and areas studies, Shaikh Zayed U, Abu Dhabi) describes how the shaikhdoms of the lower Gulf of Arabia were transformed from undeveloped backwaters of the British Empire into some of the world's wealthiest oil producers with socioeconomic conditions comparable with many Western states. The country's most remarkable achievement, he says, is… See more details below

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Davidson (political science and areas studies, Shaikh Zayed U, Abu Dhabi) describes how the shaikhdoms of the lower Gulf of Arabia were transformed from undeveloped backwaters of the British Empire into some of the world's wealthiest oil producers with socioeconomic conditions comparable with many Western states. The country's most remarkable achievement, he says, is remaining a mainstay of stability in an increasingly volatile region following the withdrawal of its superpower protector and in defiance of its critics. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588262745
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Series:
The Middle East in the International System Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1The historical background5
2The survival of monarchy : an overview65
3Socioeconomic development and the diversification effort119
4Domestic pathologies and the political process185
5Globalization and the prospects for civil society251
6Conclusion293

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