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The Gulf monarchies (Saudi Arabia and its five smaller neighbours: the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain) have long been governed by highly autocratic and seemingly anachronistic regimes. Yet despite bloody conflicts on their doorsteps, fast-growing populations, and powerful modernising and globalising forces impacting on their largely conservative societies, they have demonstrated remarkable resilience. Obituaries for these traditional monarchies have frequently been penned, but even now these absolutist, almost medieval, entities still appear to pose the same conundrum as before: in the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring and the fall of incumbent presidents in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, the apparently steadfast Gulf monarchies have, at first glance, re-affirmed their status as the Middle East s only real bastions of stability. In this book, however, noted Gulf expert Christopher Davidson contends that the collapse of these kings, emirs, and sultans is going to happen, and was always going to. While the revolutionary movements in North Africa, Syria, and Yemen will undeniably serve as important, if indirect, catalysts for the coming upheaval, many of the same socio-economic pressures that were building up in the Arab republics are now also very much present in the Gulf monarchies. It is now no longer a matter of if but when the West s steadfast allies fall. This is a bold claim to make but Davidson, who accurately forecast the economic turmoil that afflicted Dubai in 2009, has an enviable record in diagnosing social and political changes afoot in the region.

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9780199330645 | Hurst & Co Ltd, November 11, 2013, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The Gulf monarchies (Saudi Arabia and its five smaller neighbours: the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain) have long been governed by highly autocratic and seemingly anachronistic regimes.

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9780190244507 | Hurst & Co Ltd, August 1, 2015, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: A multiregional analysis of the inscrutable institutions determining the stability of world power. Controlling the world's largest hydrocarbon reserves while playing decisive roles in both Middle Eastern and global political outcomes, the six traditional monarchies comprising the Gulf Cooperation Council -- Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) -- are shocking underestimated and misunderstood by today's western powers...read more

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9780231702881 | Columbia Univ Pr, December 27, 2011, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A multiregional analysis of the inscrutable institutions determining the stability of world power.

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Product Description: A rising economic power, Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, is poised to become a major player in the fortunes of both Third and First World countries. Abu Dhabi owns more than 8 percent of the world's oil reserves, has close to one trillion dollars to invest in sovereign wealth funds, and is about to implement a masterful set of economic initiatives that will yield even greater returns...read more

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9780231701068 | Columbia Univ Pr, September 1, 2009, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A rising economic power, Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, is poised to become a major player in the fortunes of both Third and First World countries.

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9780231701075 | Columbia Univ Pr, December 27, 2011, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: A rising economic power, Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, is poised to become a major player in the fortunes of both Third and First World countries.
9780199326891 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, July 15, 2011), cover price $22.50 | About this edition: Abu Dhabi is a new economic superpower that will soon wield enormous influence across both developing and developed worlds.

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Product Description: Dubai is a remarkable success story. From its origins as a small fishing and pearling community, the emirate has gone from strength to strength, having established itself as the premier trading entrepot of the Arabian Gulf and, in more recent years, having boomed into a massive metropolis of some two or more million people, most of whom are expatriates engaged in an increasingly diversified economy that has become synonymous with startling and innovative architecture...read more

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9780199326518 | Reissue edition (Oxford Univ Pr, August 22, 2008), cover price $32.50 | About this edition: Dubai is a remarkable success story.
9780231700344 | Columbia Univ Pr, May 1, 2008, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: Dubai has a remarkable success story.

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9780199326525 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 22, 2009, cover price $19.50 | About this edition: Dubai is a remarkable success story.
9780231700351 | Columbia Univ Pr, May 1, 2009, cover price $19.50 | About this edition: Dubai has a remarkable success story.

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Product Description: The United Arab Emirates has remained a mainstay of stability in an increasingly volatile Middle East, managing to maintain a traditional polity despite the impact of rapid modernization and globalization. This in-depth study explores the many contradictions that characterize the UAE and its position within the international system...read more

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9781588262745 | Lynne Rienner Pub, January 31, 2005, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: The United Arab Emirates has remained a mainstay of stability in an increasingly volatile Middle East, managing to maintain a traditional polity despite the impact of rapid modernization and globalization.

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