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The Political Economy Of Arab Gulf States

The Political Economy Of Arab Gulf States

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Edited by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Kuwait Research Programme on Development, Governance and Globalisation in the Gulf States, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

2012 780 pp Hardback 978 0 85793 987 6

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‘This volume brings together some of the most important articles on the Persian Gulf over the last two decades. All of the articles in the volume have been central to our understanding of the region, and some have been game-changers. For anyone interested in knowledge of the Middle East in general and the Persian Gulf in particular, this book is essential reading.’
– Mehran Kamrava, School of Foreign Services, Qatar

Contents
36 articles, dating from 1990 to 2010 Contributors include: M. Al-Rasheed, J. Crystal, K. Coates Ulrichsen, C. Davidson, F.G. Gause, M. Herb, S. Hertog, T.C. Jones, G. Nonneman, G. Okruhlik

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‘This volume brings together some of the most important articles on the Persian Gulf over the last two decades. All of the articles in the volume have been central to our understanding of the region, and some have been game-changers. For anyone interested in knowledge of the Middle East in general and the Persian Gulf in particular, this book is essential reading.’
– Mehran Kamrava, School of Foreign Services, Qatar

This insightful research collection examines the internal and external transformation of the Arab Gulf states and their repositioning within the global order. It explores the interlocking challenges of transition toward post-rentier structures of governance and assesses the domestic, regional and global implications. A multi-level approach begins with sections on domestic political and economic reform and the reformulation of domestic agendas to reflect new issues such as climate-change. Subsequent sections cover the evolution of regional security agendas, new trends in foreign policy and the Arab Gulf states’ rapid emergence as global actors and provide a frank portrayal of this dynamic region.

This essential single volume, with an original introduction by the editor, will be of great interest to researchers and scholars as well as practitioners involved in this field.

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Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

PART I RENTIERISM AND POST-RENTIER APPROACHES
1. Lisa Anderson (1991), ‘Absolutism and the Resilience of Monarchy in the Middle East’
2. F. Gregory Gause III (2000), ‘In the Persistence of Monarchy in the Arabian Peninsula: A Comparative Analysis’
3. James Onley and Sulayman Khalaf (2006), ‘Shaikhly Authority in the Pre-Oil Gulf: An Historical-Anthropological Study’
4. Hazem Beblawi (1990), ‘The Rentier State in the Arab World’
5. Kiren Aziz Chaudhry (1995), ‘Economic Liberalization and the Lineages of the Rentier State’
6. Gwenn Okruhlik (1999), ‘Rentier Wealth, Unruly Law, and the Rise of Opposition: The Political Economy of Oil States’
7. Steffen Hertog (2007), ‘Shaping the Saudi State: Human Agency’s Shifting Role in Rentier-State Formation’

PART II POLITICAL LIBERALIZATION AND PARTICIPATORY OPENINGS
8. Gerd Nonneman (2008), ‘Political Reform in the Gulf Monarchies: From Liberalization to Democratization? A Comparative Perspective’
9. Michael Herb (2009), ‘A Nation of Bureaucrats: Political Participation and Economic Diversification in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates’
10. Katherine Meyer, Helen Rizzo and Yousef Ali (2007), ‘Changed Political Attitudes in the Middle East: The Case of Kuwait’
11. Jeremy Jones and Nicholas Ridout (2005), ‘Democratic Development in Oman’
12. Stéphane Lacroix (2004), ‘Between Islamists and Liberals: Saudi Arabia’s New “Islamo-Liberal” Reformists’

PART III THE ECONOMIC RISE OF THE GCC STATES
13. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla (2006), ‘The Impact of Globalization on Arab Gulf States’
14. Jill Crystal (2009), ‘Economic and Political Liberalization: Views from the Business Community’
15. Giacomo Luciani (2005), ‘From Private Sector to National Bourgeoisie: Saudi Arabian Business’
16. Christopher Davidson (2007), ‘The Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai: Contrasting Roles in the International System’
17. Martin Hvidt (2009), ‘The Dubai Model: An Outline of Key Development-Process Elements in Dubai’
18. Dilip K. Das (2008), ‘Sovereign-Wealth Funds: A New Role for the Emerging Market Economies in the World of Global Finance’

PART IV CHANGING DOMESTIC AGENDAS
19. Gawdat Bahgat (1999), ‘Education in the Gulf Monarchies: Retrospect and Prospect’
20. Mohammed Bosbait and Rodney Wilson (2005), ‘Education, School to Work Transitions and Unemployment in Saudi Arabia’
21. Caroline Montagu (2010), ‘Civil Society and the Voluntary Sector in Saudi Arabia’
22. Onn Winckler (2009), ‘Labor and Liberalization: The Decline of the GCC Rentier System’
23. Andy Spiess (2008), ‘Developing Adaptive Capacity for Responding to Environmental Change in the Arab Gulf States: Uncertainties to Linking Ecosystem Conservation, Sustainable Development and Society in Authoritarian Rentier Economies’
24. Joanna Depledge (2008), ‘Striving for No: Saudi Arabia in the Climate Change Regime’

PART V EVOLUTION OF REGIONAL SECURITY AGENDAS
25. Henner Fürtig (2007), ‘Conflict and Cooperation in the Persian Gulf: The Interregional Order and US Policy’
26. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen (2009), ‘Internal and External Security in the Arab Gulf States’
27. Toby Craig Jones (2006), ‘Rebellion on the Saudi Periphery: Modernity, Marginalization, and the Shi’a Uprising of 1979’
28. Bruce Riedel and Bilal Y. Saab (2008), ‘Al Qaeda’s Third Front: Saudi Arabia’
29. Dalia Dassa Kaye and Frederic M. Wehrey (2007), ‘A Nuclear Iran: The Reaction of Neighbours’
30. Toby Matthiesen (2010), ‘Hizbullah al-Hijaz: A History of the Most Radical Saudi Shi’a Opposition Group’

PART VI FOREIGN POLICY AND GLOBAL REBALANCING
31. Fred Halliday (2002), ‘The Middle East and the Politics of Differential Integration’
32. Gerd Nonneman (2005), ‘Determinants and Patterns of Saudi Foreign Policy: “Omnibalancing” and “Relative Autonomy” in Multiple Environments’
33. Abdulla Baabood and Geoffrey Edwards (2007), ‘Reinforcing Ambivalence: The Interaction of Gulf States and the European Union’
34. J.E. Petersen (2006), ‘Qatar and the World: Branding for a Micro-State’
35. Madawi Al-Rasheed (2008), ‘The Minaret and the Palace: Obedience at Home and Rebellion Abroad’
36. Steve A. Yetiv and Chunlong Lu (2007), ‘China, Global Energy, and the Middle East’



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