Mubarak Al-Sabah: The Foundation of Kuwait

Mubarak Al-Sabah: The Foundation of Kuwait


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780764542
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 08/27/2014
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Dr. Souad Al-Sabah graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University, Egypt (1973) and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Surrey, UK (1982). She has published several books of poetry and has established literary prizes to encourage cultural and scientific work in the Arab world. In addition to her literary contributions, she has been an important advocate for human rights and is a founding member of the Arab Organization for Human Rights, the Kuwait Human Rights Society, the Arab Council for Children and Development, and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Arab Thought Forum. Dr Souad Al-Sabah has been awarded the Kuwaiti Award of Merit in Literature and Arts; the Lebanese Golden Medal of Honour; The Arab World Institute s Shield of Honour and most recently, South Korea s Manhae Award and the Tunisian Republic Medal (2012). In 2007, she was presented with a CBE from H.R.M. Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of her efforts to strengthen UK-Kuwaiti relations. Her books in English include Development Planning in an Oil Economy and the Role of Women (1983) and Kuwait: Anatomy of a Crisis Economy.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Role of Sheikh Mubarak in Founding the Modern State of Kuwait
1. Making a State
2. The Building of a Nation
3. Social Development and the Outside World
4. Economic Development
5. Regional Relations and the Employment of Political Resources
6. The International Struggle for Kuwait

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