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Routledge Handbook Of Persian Gulf Politics

Edited by: Mehran Kamrava

Print publication date:  June  2020
Online publication date:  May  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367193737
eBook ISBN: 9780429201981
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429201981
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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Persian Gulf Politics provides a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of Persian Gulf politics, history, economics, and society.

The volume begins its examination of Ottoman rule in the Arabian Peninsula, exploring other dimensions of the region?s history up until and after independence in the 1960s and 1970s. Featuring scholars from a range of disciplines, the book demonstrates how the Persian Gulf?s current, complex politics is a product of interwoven dynamics rooted in historical developments and memories, profound social, cultural, and economic changes underway since the 1980s and the 1990s, and inter-state and international relations among both regional actors and between them and the rest of the world. The book comprises a total of 36 individual chapters divided into the following six sections:

  • Historical Context
  • Society and Culture
  • Economic Development
  • Domestic Politics
  • Regional Security Dynamics
  • The Persian Gulf and the World

Examining the Persian Gulf?s increasing importance in regional politics, diplomacy, economics, and security issues, the volume is a valuable resource for scholars, students, and policy makers interested in political science, history, Gulf studies, and the Middle East.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Politics in the Persian Gulf Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Ottomans in the Arabian Peninsula Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Persian Gulf in the Pre-Protectorate Period Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Saudi Arabia and the 1744 Alliance between the Al Saud and the Al-Sheikh Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Britain’s Presence in the Persian Gulf, 1617–2019 Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The States of the Persian Gulf Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Modernity and the Arab Gulf States Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Evolving Family Patterns in the Arabian Peninsula Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Migrant Urbanism in Gulf Cities Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Social Division in Iraq Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Sectarianism in the Gulf Monarchies Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Women’s Education, Women’s Work, and Womanhood in the Gulf’s Oil Monarchies Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Oil for Art’s Sake Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Rentier Political Economy in the Oil Monarchies Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Global Energy Markets and the Persian Gulf Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Emergence and Spread of the “Dubai Model” in the GCC Countries Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Labor Migration in the Persian Gulf Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Revisiting the Gulf’s Divided Labor Markets Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Working Women in the Oil Monarchies Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Nationalism in Iran Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Nationalism in the Persian Gulf’s Oil Monarchies Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Charismatic Authority in a Hybrid State Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Political Islam in the Arabian Peninsula Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Parliamentary Politics in Kuwait Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Political Absolutism in the Gulf Monarchies Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Royal Succession in Saudi Arabia Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Security in the Persian Gulf Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Security Dilemmas and Conflict Spirals in the Persian Gulf Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Between Anarchy and arms Race Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The Rise and Decline of the Gulf Cooperation Council Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Saudi–Iranian Relations Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Armed Forces in Post-Revolutionary Iran Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The United States and the Persian Gulf Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The United States and Iran Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Iran–USA Relations Download PDF
Chapter  36:  China in the Persian Gulf Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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