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Abu Dhabi: oil and beyond

Author: Davidson, Christopher M. Series: Power and politics in the Gulf Publisher: Hurst, 2009.Language: EnglishDescription: 244 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781850659785Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Abu Dhabi Oil and Beyond Contents Introduction 1. The Emergence of Abu Dhabi The forging of a dynasty The founding of a sheikhdom External threats: Wahhabism, the Qawasim, and the British peace The struggle for supremacy Diplomatic successes Provocation and the renewed Wahhabi threat Sheikh Zayed Me First and the great consolidation Abu Dhabi as a regional power 2. Sheikh Shakhbut and the Great Decline The early successions The fratricides Sheikh Shakhbut's opportunities Sheikh Shakhbut's troubles Dissatisfaction and migration Instability and Saudi-Wahhabi interference Family pressure and dynastic discord 3. Sheikh Zayed the Second: Prosperity and Unity A ruler in waiting Installing Sheikh Zayed A new government Planning and prioritizing Distributing the wealth British withdrawal and the need for unity 1 4 4 6 7 12 14 16 18 23 25 26 28 30 32 37 39 41 44 44 47 49 50 51 54 From sheikh to president Fi ghtingfor federation The 1970s: constitutional crises 1979 to 1996: the long struggle 4. Oil and Beyond: Abu Dhabi's New Economy The oil and gas economy Oil-related industrialization Overseas investments and sovereign wealth The new economy High technology heavy industries Future energy industries Exclusive real estate Luxury and cultural tourism 5. The Traditional Monarchy: An Evolving Dynasty Lessons from History The boni Zayed Sheikh Khalifa's succession and the future of the boni Fatima Outside the bani Zayed: what remains of the Al-Nahyan The bani Muhammad bin Khalifa Old alliances and tribal capitalism 6. Legitimizing the Monarchy The expansion offormal government The allocative state The Emirati identity History, culture, and imagery Religious resources Championing the environment Overseas aid 7. Unresolved Problems: External and Structural The UAE Armed Forces and Abu Dhabi's active neutrality Terrorism in Abu Dhabi Labour nationalization and the education sector A roadmap for political relier,: Secret), and transparency Media and Internet censorship The Israeli boycott 56 58 61 64 69 69 72 73 77 80 84 86 89 94 94 96 101 105 106 110 122 122 128 130 133 135 137 138 142 143 147 149 153 156 158 162 Human rights' violations Federal unrest and the increasing wealth gap Dubai's crash and the future of the federation Notes Bibliography Index 164 168 172 177 223 233

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