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作者 Miller, Rory, 1971- author
書名 Desert kingdoms to global powers : the rise of the Arab Gulf / Rory Miller
出版項 New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
國際標準書號 9780300192346 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  330.9536 M649    在架上    30550100610680
 人文社會聯圖  HC415.3 .M55 2016    在架上    30660020183443
說明 x, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-338) and index
Introduction : paradise found -- Over a barrel -- Neighbourhood watch -- Tax americana -- Thy brother's keeper -- Bloc party -- Sheikh down -- Self-defence -- Oil change -- Divided we stand -- The hub -- Conclusion : (in) capacitated
Once just sleepy desert sheikdoms, the Arab Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait now exert unprecedented influence on international affairs--the result of their almost unimaginable riches in oil and gas. In this book, Rory Miller, an expert in Gulf politics and international affairs, provides an accessible account of the achievements of these countries since the 1973 global oil crisis. He also investigates how the shrewd Arab Gulf rulers who have overcome crisis after crisis meet the external and internal challenges of the onrushing future.The Arab Gulf region has become an East-West hub for travel, tourism, sport, culture, trade, and finance. But can the autocratic regimes maintain stability at home and influence abroad as they deal with the demands of social and democratic reform? Miller considers an array of factors--Islamism, terrorism, the Arab Spring, volatile oil prices, global power dynamics, and others--to assess the future possibilities,
主題 Persian Gulf Region -- Economic conditions
Persian Gulf Region -- Politics and government
Persian Gulf Region -- Foreign relations
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