Change and Development in the Gulf

  • Abbas Abdelkarim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction and Background

  3. Oil and the Economy: Dependence and Diversification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
  4. Human Resources and Gender Relations

  5. Political Change and Militarization: the Impact of the Gulf War

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 260-270

About this book


Processes of change, stagnation and development in the countries of the Gulf Co-operation Council are analyzed in this book. The contributors show impact of oil revenues on population change and social development and on redefining the socio-economic role of the state. Oil could open venues for industrialization and development. However, lack of population policies, problems of human resources development, the rather slow change in gender relations and in political systems and heavy spending on militarization, it is argued, could impede development endeavour.


democratization economy gender Generation Nation

Editors and affiliations

  • Abbas Abdelkarim
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Social StudiesThe HagueThe Netherlands

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