Reform In The Middle East Oil Monarchies

Author: Anoushiravan Ehteshami
Publisher: Ithaca
ISBN: 9780863723230
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Reform In The Middle East Oil Monarchies from the Author: Anoushiravan Ehteshami. Through articles by eminent academics and government officials, this book looks at issues surrounding reform in the Middle East oil monarchies and examines the drivers, progress and challenges for future change in this vitally strategic area of the world.

Good Governance In The Middle East Oil Monarchies

Author: Martin Hetherington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113443152X
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Good Governance In The Middle East Oil Monarchies from the Author: Martin Hetherington. The concept of 'good governance' is of increasing importance, and is used by international organizations to ensure reasonable conformity to high standards in states which participate in the global trading regime and other international activities. This book examines the concept of good governance and how it is applied in the states of the Gulf Co-operation Council. These states are particularly important because of their strategic location and massive oil wealth. Moreover, as monarchies, in most cases without powerful democratic representative bodies, and as Islamic countries, with a different outlook from countries of the West, Western standards of good governance may need to be modified in order for them to be implemented effectively.

The Gulf States In International Political Economy

Author: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137385618
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The Gulf States In International Political Economy from the Author: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen documents the startling rise of the Arab Gulf States as regional powers with international reach and provides a definitive account of how they have become embedded in the global system of power, politics, and policy-making.

Citizenship In Transition

Author: Annemarie Profanter
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443864129
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Citizenship In Transition from the Author: Annemarie Profanter. The revolutions of the Arab Spring have challenged the notion of what citizens in the countries affected expect from their governments, and also potentially created a new wave of migration, once again showing how the local and the global are connected in the identity of citizens and notions of citizenship. At the same time, this turmoil has called into question dominant modes of thinking about the Middle East and affected European government policy on immigration. Two broader developments – the change in the internal composition of liberal democracies, and the challenges imposed by globalization on the state – have led to the concept of citizenship being rethought, particularly in a transnational sense. By bringing together new perspectives, this timely and thought-provoking book deconstructs the processes that are shaping and reshaping issues of migration and integration in Europe, and illuminates emerging patterns in key issues such as citizenship and cultural identity, education, and second generation networks.

Globalization And The Politics Of Development In The Middle East

Author: Clement Moore Henry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139490818
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Globalization And The Politics Of Development In The Middle East from the Author: Clement Moore Henry. In this 2010 edition of their book on the economic development of the Middle East and North Africa, Clement Henry and Robert Springborg reflect on what has happened to the region's economy since 2001. How have the various countries in the Middle East responded to the challenges of globalization and to the rise of political Islam, and what changes, for better or for worse, have occurred? Utilizing the country categories they applied in the previous book and further elaborating the significance of the structural power of capital and Islamic finance, they demonstrate how over the past decade the monarchies (as exemplified by Jordan, Morocco and those of the Gulf Cooperation Council) and the conditional democracies (Israel, Turkey and Lebanon) continue to do better than the military dictatorships or 'bullies' (Egypt, Tunisia and now Iran) and 'the bunker states' (Algeria, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria and Yemen).

Qatar And The Arab Spring

Author: Kristian Ulrichsen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190210974
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Qatar And The Arab Spring from the Author: Kristian Ulrichsen. "During the Arab Spring, Qatar moved away from its traditional foreign policy role as diplomatic mediator to embrace change in the Middle East and North Africa and support transitioning states. Regional actors viewed Qatar's approach as overreaching, and skepticism of Doha's policy motivations increased. Qatar's new leadership, which came to power in June 2013, is adapting by reverting to a more pragmatic foreign policy and addressing the fallout from its support for Islamist movements in the region"--Publisher's web site.

Dynamics Of Change In The Persian Gulf

Author: Anoushiravan Ehteshami
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113507285X
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Dynamics Of Change In The Persian Gulf from the Author: Anoushiravan Ehteshami. The Persian Gulf has come to represent one of the most strategically significant waterways of the world. In terms of geography, geopolitics, resources, global political economy, and regional influence, the Gulf is perhaps home to the world’s most significant group of countries. Focusing on the complexities of the interplay between domestic-level changes and region-wide interactions, this book presents the reader with the first comprehensive survey of the dynamics of change in this crucial area. Systemic-oriented in its approach, the impact of war and revolution on the countries of the sub-region is discussed, and the ways in which these factors have shaped the security dilemmas and responses of the Gulf States is also explored. The role of oil is examined in terms of the impact of its income on these states and societies, and the manner in which oil has shaped the integration of these states into the global system. Oil has shrunk developmental time in these countries, and has accelerated generational shift. At the same time, it has created the dialectical relationship which now characterizes the difficult balance between prosperity and instability which is at the heart of the sub-region. Casting new light on the workings of a strategically significant part of the international system, this book will be an essential resource for students and scholars of international relations, international security and Middle Eastern politics.

Insecure Gulf

Author: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190241578
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Insecure Gulf from the Author: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen. Insecure Gulf examines how the concept of Arabian/Persian Gulf 'security' is evolving in response to new challenges that are increasingly non-military and longer-term. Food, water and energy security, managing and mitigating the impact of environmental degradation and climate change, addressing demographic pressures and the youth bulge and reformulating structural economic deficiencies, in addition to dealing with the fallout from progressive state failure in Yemen, require a broad, global and multi-dimensional approach to Gulf security. While 'traditional' threats from Iraq, Iran, nuclear proliferation and trans-national terrorism remain robust, these new challenges to Gulf security have the potential to strike at the heart of the social contract and redistributive mechanisms that bind state and society in the Arab oil monarchies. Insecure Gulf explores the relationship between 'traditional' and 'new' security challenges and situates them within the changing political economy of the GCC states as they move toward post-oil structures of governance. It describes how regimes are anticipating and reacting to the shifting security paradigm, and contextualizes these changes within the broader political, economic, social and demographic framework. It also argues that a holistic approach to security is necessary for regimes to renew their sources of legitimacy in a globalizing world.

The United Arab Emirates

Author: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317603109
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The United Arab Emirates from the Author: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen. Led by Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the UAE has become deeply embedded in the contemporary system of international power, politics, and policy-making. Only an independent state since 1971, the seven emirates that constitute the UAE represent not only the most successful Arab federal experiment but also the most durable. However, the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath underscored the continuing imbalance between Abu Dhabi and Dubai and the five northern emirates. Meanwhile, the post-2011 security crackdown revealed the acute sensitivity of officials in Abu Dhabi to social inequalities and economic disparities across the federation. The United Arab Emirates: Power, Politics, and Policymaking charts the various processes of state formation and political and economic development that have enabled the UAE to emerge as a significant regional power and major player in the post Arab Spring reordering of Middle East and North African Politics, as well as the closest partner of the US in military and security affairs in the region. It also explores the seamier underside of that growth in terms of the condition of migrant workers, recent interventions in Libya and Yemen, and, latterly, one of the highest rates of political prisoners per capita in the world. The book concludes with a discussion of the likely policy challenges that the UAE will face in coming years, especially as it moves towards its fiftieth anniversary in 2021. Providing a comprehensive and accessible assessment of the UAE, this book will be a vital resource for students and scholars of International Relations and Middle East Studies, as well as non-specialists with an interest in the United Arab Emirates and its global position.

Qatar

Author: Allen Fromherz
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1780767811
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Qatar from the Author: Allen Fromherz.