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Author Askari, Hossein.

Title The militarization of the Persian Gulf : an economic analysis / Hossein Askari, Amin Mohseni, Shahrzad Daneshvar
Published Cheltenham, UK ; New York : Edward Elgar, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 173 pages) : illustrations
Summary "The Persian Gulf is arguably the most militarized region in the world. The authors of this book examine military expenditures, arms imports and military deployment to analyze how and why this came to be. Muslim teachings have much to say about peace, war and economics, and this book explores the ways in which Islamic thought affects military and economic developments." "The authors find that heavy militarization is the result of a combination of factors, including oil wealth disparities among the countries in the region, high oil revenues, corruption and foreign interference. The authors detail and discuss these factors, and follow this analysis with an assessment of the effects of high military expenditures - wars, conflicts, regional instability - and their heavy economic toll in retarding development and growth. The book concludes by suggesting ways that military expenditures may be reduced to benefit regional peace, stability and economic prosperity." "Scholars and students in economics, political science and international affairs as well as anyone interested in the Middle East will find this book timely and illuminating."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-166) and index
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Subject Military history.
Persian Gulf Region -- Economic conditions.
Persian Gulf Region -- Foreign relations.
Persian Gulf Region -- History, Military.
Persian Gulf Region -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Military history.
Form Electronic book
Author Daneshvar, Shahrzad.
Mohseni, Amin.
ISBN 184980186X (electronic bk.)
9781849801867 (electronic bk.)