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Author Janardhan, N.

Title Boom Amid Gloom : the Spirit of Possibility in the 21st Century Gulf
Published New York : Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Political Reforms: Thinking Out of the Box; 2 New Media: Catalyst for Liberalized Political Culture; 3 New Growth: Economic Diversification and Knowledge Economy; 4 Labour Reforms: Redefining the Rules of Engagement; 5 Diplomatic Overdrive: The Making of Mediators; 6 Gulf-Asia Ties: Emerging Contours of a New Security Architecture; 7 Climate of Concern: Land of Black Gold Turns Green; Conclusion; References; Index
Summary The first decade of the new millennium witnessed wide-ranging transformations in the six countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council. They entered unchartered waters by experimenting politically and socially, expanding economically and asserting their influence internationally. These attempts stemmed not only from the realization that such a shift is inevitable, but also from their newfound confidence that a blend of tradition and modernity can indeed survive alongside and complement each other. ""Boom Amid Gloom"" is an empirical study of seven themes that help test the pulse of
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Subject Gulf Cooperation Council.
Arabian Peninsula -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Arabian Peninsula -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Arabian Peninsula -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0863725244 (electronic bk.)
9780863725241 (electronic bk.)