Regionalizing Oman

Political, Economic and Social Dynamics

  • Steffen Wippel

Part of the United Nations University Series on Regionalism book series (UNSR, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Concepts of Regionalisation and Region-Building

  3. The Translocal, Transnational and Transregional Movement of People

  4. Micro and Macro Regionalisation Through Economic Practices

  5. State and Society in Regional and Global Perspectives

  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 333-351

About this book


This volume addresses the historical structures and current dynamics of Oman’s regionalization processes and their political, economic and social dimensions. It is based on an interdisciplinary and trans-regional dialogue between scholars from different social sciences and area studies such as political science, economics, management, economic and social geography, history, social anthropology and linguistics as well as Middle East/West Asian, gulf and African studies, and develops four major axes of research:

- Oman’s integration into global and regional flows of goods, capital, people and ideas;

- The multi-scaled political negotiation of such integration (or disintegration) processes;

- Consequences of suchlike processes and forms of regionalization for (translocal) actors;

- Ideas and strategic communication of regional belonging and the constitution of regions.

Each chapter deals with one or more of these issues. Part I deals with concepts of regionalisation and region-building and presents different approaches that accentuate certain dimensions of these processes and come from different disciplinary backgrounds. Part II focuses on the translocal, transnational and (trans)regional movement of people, their practices and imaginations, be they contemporary labour in- and out-migrants, returnees from Eastern Africa or nomadic tribal members. Part III takes a closer look particularly at economic issues and regionalisation processes that are mainly based on multiple trade links, regional development policies or politics of regionalism. Part IV analyses political and socio-cultural issues in regional and global perspectives.



Al-Seeb Wilayat Contemporary Oman-Zanzibar Relations Dynamics of Region Building Micro regionalisation through economic practices in Oman Oman in International Trade Relations Oman-India Relations Oman’s Regionalization State and Society in Global Perspectives in the Gulf area State and Society in Regional Perspectives in the Gulf area The Political Economy in the Sultanate of Oman Transregional Movement of people Transregional movement of people in the Gulf area concepts of regionalization and region-building macro regionalisation through economic practices in Oman

Editors and affiliations

  • Steffen Wippel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department for Economy and Social Geography of Arab WorldUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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