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Power and Politics in the Persian Gulf Monarchies by Christopher Davidson
  

Power and Politics in the Persian Gulf Monarchies

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Power and Politics in the Persian Gulf Monarchies by Christopher Davidson

In command of the world's largest hydrocarbon reserves and occupying a central role in both Middle Eastern and global politics, the six traditional monarchies -- Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) -- that comprise the Gulf Cooperation Council are now among the most heavily researched yet most commonly misunderstood actors in the international system. Christopher Davidson, an acclaimed expert on the fast moving politics and economics of the Gulf, together with five other leading authorities on the region, has brought together a unique collection of comprehensive yet highly accessible analyses of these six states. Following a succinct theoretical overview of the various achievements, opportunities, and collective challenges faced by the monarchies, each chapter discusses their individual historical backgrounds, political structures, economic diversification efforts, and future prospects. Drawing on the latest research in the field, the most up-to-date statistics, and written in a frank and critical manner, this textbook is a valuable addition to university reading lists on Middle Eastern studies or political science, while also appealing to the general interest reader.

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'Power and Politics in the Persian Gulf Monarchies is a superb addition to the existing literature on an area long neglected by scholars of the Middle East. By providing comprehensive, in-depth analyses of the domestic politics of the GCC states, the volume highlights the travails and complexities of their political development and the inevitability of the political changes to come. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the serious study of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf.'


- Mehran Kamrava, Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University-Qatar 'The perfect briefing on the history, political dynamics and personalities, foreign policy, and economy of the Arab Gulf states: a lucid summing up of themes and trends in these four areas; country chapters pursuing them systematically and accessibly; a wealth of hard-to-come-by information; and incisive analysis representing the most recent research. Just as useful to novices as to the initiated.


- Gerd Nonneman, Dean, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar and Visiting Professor of Gulf Studies, University of Exeter 'This unique, timely volume represents the single best overview of the modern histories and contemporary challenges facing the six nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The authors provide nuanced accounts of post-oil economy diversification, shared security concerns, and religious tensions facing the Gulf, and how the Arab spring may eventually lead to political reform.


- Marcia C. Inhorn, Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, Yale University 'Lay aside any reservations about edited works. Power and Politics in the Persian Gulf Monarchies provides a coherent, concise and remarkably up to date account of how the six states of the Gulf Cooperation Council got to where they are now and of the challenges facing them.


- Sir Harold Walker, former Ambassador to Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Iraq 'This is the best book available on the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Concise, well written, yet rich in detail and informed by relevant theorising, it covers the history, politics, personalities, and economies of these monarchies now challenged by the Arab Spring. Their futures, according to these authors, are unlikely to be as rosy as their pasts.


- Robert Springborg, Department of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School


About the Author

Christopher Davidson is Reader in Government and International Affairs at the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Durham University. He formerly taught at Sheikh Zayed University in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and is the author of Dubai: the Vulnerability of Success, Abu Dhabi: Oil and Beyond and The Persian Gulf and Pacific Asia, all of which are published by Hurst.

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Publication date

1st January 2012

Author

Christopher Davidson

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Publisher

C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback
256 pages

Categories

Politics & government

ISBN

9781849041225

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