Adaptation To A Changing Climate In The Arab Countries

Author: Dorte Verner
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821394592
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Adaptation To A Changing Climate In The Arab Countries from the Author: Dorte Verner. The Arab region already suffers adverse consequences from climate change. This book provides information on climate change and its impact, as well as technical guidance on climate adaptation options for policy makers.

Die Syrischen M Nzen Von 1918 Bis 2010

Author: Esam Aljaber Abou-Fakher
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3746086655
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Die Syrischen M Nzen Von 1918 Bis 2010 from the Author: Esam Aljaber Abou-Fakher. Die Münzen eines Landes sind Zahlungsmittel und Repräsentationsobjekte zugleich, die nur vom Staat produziert werden. So werden sie von ihm kontrolliert und - über ihre wirtschaftliche Rolle hinaus - auch durch ihre Bilder in seinen Dienst gestellt. Die vorliegende Arbeit setzt sich vor allem mit dieser (politischen) Konnektion des Münzbildes auseinander und zwar im Hinblick auf die syrischen Münzen von 1918 bis 2010. Die Münzen werden systematisch erfasst bzw. katalogisiert und auf ihre Prägung hin analysiert. Durch die Kontextualisierung und fundierte Untersuchung der Bildelemente und deren inhaltliche Aussagen wird auf die allgemeine visuellen Kultur Syriens und vor allem die Staatskunst eingegangen, wodurch die Münzen als ein Fragment des gesamten Instrumentariums des staatsrepräsentativen Bildes herausgestellt werden. Insoweit beschäftigt sich die Arbeit - über ihren numismatischen Inhalt hinaus - mit der allgemeinen politischen Ikonografie Syriens.

International Tourism Development And The Gulf Cooperation Council States

Author: Marcus L. Stephenson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317690877
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International Tourism Development And The Gulf Cooperation Council States from the Author: Marcus L. Stephenson. This book examines the challenges facing the development of tourism in the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This region, which largely comprises the Arabian Peninsula, possesses some of the fastest growing economies in the world and is remarkably unique. It shares similar associations and affinities: tribal histories, royal kinship, political associations, Bedu cultural roots, Islamic heritage, rapid urbanization, oil wealth, rentier dynamics, state capitalist structures, migrant labour, economic diversification policies and institutional restructuring. Therefore, this volume takes the study of tourism away from its normative unit of analysis, where tourism in the region is being examined within the context of the Middle East and the wider Islamic and Arab world, towards an enquiry focusing on a specific geo-political territory and socially defined region. Although international tourism development in the region embodies a range of challenges, complexities and conflicts, which are deeply contextualized in this volume, the approach overall does not endorse the normative ‘Gulf bashing’ position that has predominated within the critical enquiries in the region. It presents a forward-looking and realistic assessment of international tourism development, examining development potentialities and constructive ways forward for GCC states and the region as a whole. This edited volume provides a real attempt to examine critically ways in which tourism and its development intersect with the socio-cultural, economic, political, environmental and industrial change that is taking place in the region. By doing so, the book provides a theoretically engaged analysis of the social transformations and discourses that shape our contemporary understanding of tourism development within the GCC region. Moreover, it deciphers tourism development’s role within the context of the GCC states undergoing rapid transformation, urbanization, ultra-modernization, internationalization and globalization. In addition to state-specific illustrations and destination case studies, the work provides insights into relatable themes associated with international tourism development in the region, such as tourism’s relationship with religion, heritage and identity, the environment and sustainability, mobility and cross-border movements, the transport industry, image production and destination branding, mega-development and political stability and instability. The book combines theory with diverse case study illustrations, drawing on disciplinary knowledge from such fields as sociology, political economy and social geography. This timely and original contribution is essential reading for students, researchers and academics in the field of tourism studies and related subject areas, along with those who have regional interests in Middle East studies, including Gulf and Arabian Peninsula studies.

Tourism In The Arab World

Author: Hamed Almuhrzi
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845416163
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Tourism In The Arab World from the Author: Hamed Almuhrzi. This book is the first to explore Arabic tourism from a business viewpoint, rather than taking a sociological, anthropological or political stance. It focuses on business planning, management and marketing destinations in the Arab World, which are topics crucial for industry stakeholders and which have previously been neglected in the tourism literature. The book examines similarities and differences in the emergence and development of the tourism industry in countries across the Arab world as well as its inbound and outbound travel flows. It analyses several different aspects of Arabic tourism including tourism policy, organisation and planning, tourism product development, destination marketing and consumer behaviour. This volume will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers of tourism studies, business and Middle Eastern studies.

Science Technology Innovation And Development In The Arab Countries

Author: Omar Bizri
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128125780
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Science Technology Innovation And Development In The Arab Countries from the Author: Omar Bizri. Science, Technology, Innovation, and Economic Growth in Arab Countries explores fresh approaches to STI policy formulation and implementation in the region, with applications to developing countries elsewhere. Developing useful contexts for studying Arab policies about science, technology, and innovation requires trustworthy data and judgment. Omar Bizri brings together both in this book. Data from sources such as the World Bank, UNESCO, the International Telecommunication Union, Nature, Science and recent surveys and policy formulation initiatives anchor this study among national initiatives that focus on essential needs, including safe water and food production, renewable energy utilization, and job and enterprise creation. For those eager to understand the challenges of STI capacity building, this book explores the many connections between technological change and economic growth. Presents and analyzes data about past, current and proposed efforts aimed at STI capacity building in Arab countries Emphasizes demand-driven policies for promoting rapid infrastructure and endogenous STI capacity building, as well as job creation Explores ways to enhance STI capacity building efforts through community-based and national initiatives Includes data from sources such as the World Bank, UNESCO, the International Telecommunication Union, Nature, Science and recent surveys

Higher Education In Regional And City Development Higher Education In Regional And City Development Andalusia Spain 2010

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264088997
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Higher Education In Regional And City Development Higher Education In Regional And City Development Andalusia Spain 2010 from the Author: OECD. This review of higher education in regional development examines how the Andalusia region of Spain can fuel local growth and create jobs and businesses.

Global Environment Outlook 2000

Author: United Nations Environment Programme (Unep)
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134040903
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Global Environment Outlook 2000 from the Author: United Nations Environment Programme (Unep). This is an innovative interdisciplinary book about objects and people within museums and galleries. It addresses fundamental issues of human sensory, emotional and aesthetic experience of objects. The chapters explore ways and contexts in which things and people mutually interact, and raise questions about how objects carry meaning and feeling, the distinctions between objects and persons, particular qualities of the museum as context for person-object engagements, and the active and embodied role of the museum visitor. Museum Materialities is divided into three sections Objects, Engagements and Interpretations and includes a foreword by Susan Pearce and an afterword by Howard Morphy. It examines materiality and other perceptual and ontological qualities of objects themselves; embodied sensory and cognitive engagements both personal and across a wider audience spread with particular objects or object types in a museum or gallery setting; notions of aesthetics, affect and wellbeing in museum contexts; and creative and innovative artistic and museum practices that seek to illuminate or critique museum objects and interpretations. Phenomenological and other approaches to embodied experience in an emphatically material world are current in a number of academic areas, most particularly strands of material culture studies within anthropology and cognate disciplines. Thus far, however, there has been no concerted application of this kind of approach to museum collections and interactions with them by museum visitors, curators, artists and researchers. Bringing together essays by scholars and practitioners from a wide disciplinary and international base, Museum Materialities seeks to make just such a contribution. In so doing it makes a valuable and original addition to the literature of both material culture studies and museum studies."