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The United Arab Emirates: a study in survival

Author: Davidson, Christopher M. Series: Middle East in the international system Publisher: 2005Language: EnglishDescription: 332 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781588262745Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary
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Book Europe Campus
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Print J10.21 .U34 D38 2005
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Book Middle East Campus
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Print J10.21 .U34 D38 2005
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Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary


The United Arab Emirates A Study in Survival Contents List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgments vii ix Introduction 1 The Historical Background The Traditional Economic Structure 5 The Traditional Social Structure 10 The Traditional Political Structure 14 External Influences and the Trucial States 21 The Federation of Emirates 45 Conclusion 51 1 5 2 The Survival of Monarchy: An Overview The Shaikh's Dilemma 66 The Legitimacy Formula 70 Rentierism 87 Dynastic Monarchy and the Evolution of the Traditional Polity 97 Conclusion 103 65 3 Socioeconomic Development and the Diversification Effort Modifying Dependent Development 119 Diversification Through Industrialization 123 Diversification Through Agriculture 128 Diversification Through Commerce and Tourism 131 The Physical Infrastructure for Diversification 137 119 Social Growth 139 Emiratization 144 Substrategies: Abu Dhabi and Dubai--A Comparative Analysis 154 Readily Identifiable Development Problems163 Conclusion 171 4 Domestic Pathologies and the Political Process Domestic Pathologies 185 The Federal Decisionmaking Structure 188 The Emirate-Level Decisionmaking Structure 197 Other Institutions, Parastatals, and Bureaucracies 208 Elite Interest Groups: Old Rentiers Versus New Rentiers 225 Conclusion 238 185 5 Globalization and the Prospects for Civil Society The Globalization Dilemma 251 The Historical Antecedents of Globalization 253 The Impact of Globalizing Forces on the Contemporary Economy 256 The Impact of Globalizing Forces on Contemporary Society and Culture 262 Civil Society and Globalization 266 Conclusion 285 251 6 Conclusion Glossary List of Abbreviations and Acronyms Bibliography Index About the Book 293 301 307 309 327 333

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