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1 1 7 1 Introduction: Factors Affecting the Gulf's Future . ... 1.2.1 The Gulf Countries—An Attempt at Regional . ... 42 2 Methodology and Data for Assessing the Effects of Global Cycles and Value Change on the Future of the Gulf Region ...

Author: Arno Tausch

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030782993

Category: Political Science

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This book studies values and attitudes in the Gulf region. In light of global power shifts, the threatening collapse of internal security in the West, and uncertainty about the current leadership vacuum in world society, this book explores a future leading role of the Gulf countries in such institutions as the G-20 and the OECD. Based on rigorous analysis of macro-level data and opinion surveys with relevance for the Gulf region, it analyzes the global macro-factors shaping the Gulf's future at a time of the global COVID-19 crisis and depression and rising global tensions. Starting with an empirical time series analysis of the long cycles of global politics and economics, it highlights the implications for the Gulf region. Offering a multivariate analysis of civil society values in the Gulf, the author analyzes value changes and attitudes on antisemitism, political Islam, internal security, democracy, and other issues of Arab politics. The partially optimistic conclusions of the study testify to the underestimated and incipient maturity of the Gulf’s civil society and strongly suggest that the Gulf's future is rather with the free societies of the West and not with a Neo-Ottoman Empire in whatever form. "Exceptional in scope and right up-to-the-minute in coverage" Brian M Pollins, Associate, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University. "An outstanding and topical book by an astute scholar of the MENA region" Professor Hussein Solomon, Academic Head of Department, Political Studies and Governance, University of the Free State, South Africa. "The most comprehensive and insightful study on the subject to date" Manfred B. Steger, Professor of Sociology, University of Hawai'i at Manoa and Global Professorial Fellow, Western Sydney University.
2021-08-09 By Arno Tausch

It set the model for the GCC region. Futuristic projects that are under development will no doubt ensure the tourist appeal of the emirate in the future. Nonetheless, it is not surprising that when similar types of developments and ...

Author: Ashraf Mishrif

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811057830

Category: Political Science

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This volume focuses on the role of the private sector in diversifying the economics of Gulf countries in the post-petrodollar era, when fluctuating and declining oil prices are negatively impacting national expenditures. It explores current policies of countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council and their efforts to shift their economies away from heavy dependence on hydrocarbons. The structural changes will create favorable conditions for the private sector to flourish, shift production dependence from public to private sector, and allow for more efficient resource allocation. Such changes will also allow local banks to provide financial support to small and medium enterprises, boost entrepreneurship for job creation, and strengthen organizational structure and efficiency. This is the first volume in Economic Diversification in the Gulf Region.
2017-12-27 By Ashraf Mishrif

Inan attempt tounderstand their internal logic, this edited volume looks behind the curtain of such dynamic developments intheArabian Gulf. Itisan attempt to openup new perspectives onwhat is happening inthe region beyond matteroffact ...

Author: Ms Leila Vignal

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472412904

Category: Political Science

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Interdisciplinary in approach, this volume explores and deciphers the symbolic value and iconicity of the built environment in the Arab Gulf Region, its aesthetics, language and performative characteristics. Bringing together a range of studies by artists, curators and scholars, it demonstrates how Dubai appeared - at least until the financial crisis - to be leading the construction race and has already completed a large number of its landmark architecture and strategic facilities. In contrast, cities like the Qatari capital Doha still appear to be heavily ‘under construction’ and in countries like the Sultanate of Oman, ultra-luxury tourism projects were started only recently. While the construction of artificial islands, theme parks and prestige sport facilities has attracted considerable attention, much less is known about the region’s widespread implementation of innovative infrastructure such as global container ports, free zones, inter-island causeways and metro lines. This volume argues that these endeavours are not simply part of a strategy to prepare for the post-oil era for future economic survival and prosperity in the Lower Gulf region, but that they are also aiming to strengthen identitarian patterns and specific national brands. In doing so, they exhibit similar, yet remarkably diverse modes of engaging with certain global trends and present - questionably - distinct ideas for putting themselves on the global map. Each country aims to grab attention with regard to the world-wide flow of goods and capital and thus provide its own citizens with a socially acceptable trajectory for the future. By doing that, the countries in the Gulf are articulating a new semiotic and paradigm of urban development. For the first time, this volume maps these trends in their relation to architecture and infrastructure, in particular by treating them as semiotics in their own right. It suggests that recent developments in this region of the world not only represent a showcase of extraordinary initiatives by which these desert states have transformed, but also that the commodification of local ‘traditions’ acts as an essential element in the countries’ effort to design an Arab version of (hyper-)modernity and to position themselves as a regional and global archetype, which has frequently been adopted elsewhere.
2014-10-28 By Ms Leila Vignal

Social networking and informal links provide additional impetus to the South Asia-Gulf migratory process, and flow of workers to the Gulf region will continue to flourish in the future. Though migration to the Gulf region is both ...

Author: Prakash C. Jain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317408864

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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South Asians constitute the largest expatriate population in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Their contribution in the socio-economic, technological and educational development of GCC nations is immense. This book offers one of the first systematic analysis of South Asia–Gulf migration dynamics and its varied impact on countries such as India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It deals with public policy, socio-economic mobility, remittance policy, global financial crisis and labour issues. Bringing together essays from contributors from around the world, the volume reveals not only the multi-dimensionality of the migration process between the two regions, but also the diversity and the underlying unity of the South Asian countries. This book will be invaluable to scholars and students of migration studies, development studies and sociology as well as policy-makers, administrators, academics, and non-governmental organisations in the field.
2017-09-19 By Prakash C. Jain

Research in a range of countries can provide further insights into the nature of the national laws that attempt to promote work-life balance within different countries. Future research should focus on marital and life satisfaction, ...

Author: Jennifer E. Lansford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000175929

Category: Education

Page: 210

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This timely volume explores the impact of dramatic social change that has disrupted established patterns of family life and human development in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. It addresses several major deficits in knowledge regarding family issues in the Gulf countries, bringing a critical perspective to the emerging challenges facing families in this region. Lansford, Ben Brik, and Badahdah examine the role of urbanization, educational progress, emigration, globalization, and changes in the status of women on social change, as well as tackling issues related to marriage, fertility and parenthood, and family well-being. This book explores how family relationships and social policies can promote physical health, psychological well-being, social relationships, safety, cognitive development, and economic security in the Gulf countries, placing a unique emphasis on contemporary families in this region. Families and Social Change in the Gulf Region is essential reading for scholars from psychology, sociology, education, law, and public policy. It will also be of interest to graduate students in these disciplines.
2020-09-14 By Jennifer E. Lansford

29 Ray Mabus, America 's Gulf Coast: A Long Term Recovery Plan after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (September 2010); Exec. Order No. 13554, 75 Fed. Reg. 62313-62317 (October 8, 2010). ^ Federal liability for damages is not the only ...

Author: National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Dril

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 016087372X

Category: Technology & Engineering

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On April 20, 2010, the Macondo well blew out, costing the lives of 11 men, and beginning a catastrophe that sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and spilled nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill disrupted an entire region’s economy, damaged fisheries and critical habitats, and brought vividly to light the risks of deepwater drilling for oil and gas—the latest frontier in the national energy supply. Soon after, President Barack Obama appointed a seven-member Commission to investigate the disaster, analyze its causes and effects, and recommend the actions necessary to minimize such risks in the future. The Commission’s report offers the American public and policymakers alike the fullest account available of what happened in the Gulf and why, and proposes actions—changes in company behavior, reform of government oversight, and investments in research and technology—required as industry moves forward to meet the nation’s energy needs.

Some countries might have believed that this initiative should be developed in the future to include energy security and military cooperation. Third, the Arab Gulf states' security and military agreements with the major countries in ...

Author: Ashraf Mohammad Kishk

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811638152

Category: Electronic books

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This book analyses the fifteen-year-long strategic partnership between NATO and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The book goes on to address several key questions raised in the year since the inception of the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI): Is the initiative a framework for consultation on Gulf and regional security issues? Is it a security initiative or a defensive one? Even more importantly, how was this initiative developed? Was there a mutual eagerness, on the part of NATO or that of the four Gulf States, to develop it? Is it possible for the initiative to be redeveloped and have other dimensions and outlooks in the future? Throughout the book, the author provides a comprehensive understanding and assessment of NATO's policies and their impact on the security of the Arab Gulf region.

The future of the Gulf region depends as much on managing the financial assets they have as it does on producing oil and gas. Governments are entrusted to optimise returns on national wealth in order to preserve sustainable income for ...

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Publisher: Oxford Business Group

ISBN: 9781902339054

Category: Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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The goal is to eliminate barriers to cross-border trading in securities by ensuring that the Gulf company accounts throughout the Gulf region are reliable, transparent, and comparable. The GCC should have the force of law without ...

Author: W. Abdallah

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230614543

Category: Business & Economics

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This book focuses on how multinational companies can plan and manage their international business in the Gulf countries. Important issues of accounting, auditing, finance, taxation, marketing, and managerial issues are covered in each of the selected Gulf countries.
2016-04-30 By W. Abdallah

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ISBN: UCSD:31822009725300

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