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The Resource Kuwait : the transformation of an oil state, Jill Crystal

Kuwait : the transformation of an oil state, Jill Crystal

Label
Kuwait : the transformation of an oil state
Title
Kuwait
Title remainder
the transformation of an oil state
Statement of responsibility
Jill Crystal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Kuwait, unlike most of its neighbors, has a well-established national identity and a long history as a nation, dating back to the eighteenth century. In this book, Dr. Jill Crystal focuses on two recurring themes in Kuwaiti history: one, the preservation of a sense of community in the face of radical economic, social, and political transformations; the second, internal rivalry over the conventions governing relations among members of the community. Crystal skillfully
  • weaves these themes into a broad profile of Kuwait, analyzing the nation's transformation from a pre-oil to an oil economy; its social structure and composition, including the country's tribal roots and key divisions involving class, gender, and immigrant labor; political tensions resulting from the nation's sudden wealth and the accompanying changes in social structure; and its relations with other countries in the Gulf and Middle East. In particular, she places Iraq's
  • invasion of Kuwait in the context of Kuwait's historical foreign policy and examines the invasion's legacy, arguing that it reinforced Kuwaiti nationalism while renewing public demand for greater political participation
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Crystal, Jill
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1390
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Westview profiles. Nations of the contemporary Middle East
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Kuwait
Label
Kuwait : the transformation of an oil state, Jill Crystal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction. Ecology and Economy. Society. Polity. Foreign Policy -- 2. History. National Formation: The Establishment of a Kuwaiti Community. State Formation: The Establishment of Kuwaiti Institutions. Independence: The Establishment of Kuwait as a State -- 3. The Oil Economy. The Desert and the Sea: The Pre-Oil Economy. Multinationals and the State: The History of Oil. Development Strategies: The Economic Role of the State. Retrenchment Strategies: The Economy in a Period of Falling Prices. The Benefits and the Costs of Oil -- 4. Kuwaiti Society. Unity. Division -- 5. Political Institutions and Processes. Formal Structures. Shaikh Jabir's Rule: Problems and Prospects -- 6. Foreign Policy. The Historical Patterns of Kuwait's Foreign Policy. Kuwait and the Superpowers. Kuwait and the Region. The Invasion. The New Foreign Policy Environment -- 7. The Aftermath of the Invasion. The Occupation. Liberation and Reconstruction. Future Prospects
Control code
ocm25315672
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 194 pages
Isbn
9780813308883
Lccn
92006019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25315672
  • (Sirsi) a313928
Label
Kuwait : the transformation of an oil state, Jill Crystal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction. Ecology and Economy. Society. Polity. Foreign Policy -- 2. History. National Formation: The Establishment of a Kuwaiti Community. State Formation: The Establishment of Kuwaiti Institutions. Independence: The Establishment of Kuwait as a State -- 3. The Oil Economy. The Desert and the Sea: The Pre-Oil Economy. Multinationals and the State: The History of Oil. Development Strategies: The Economic Role of the State. Retrenchment Strategies: The Economy in a Period of Falling Prices. The Benefits and the Costs of Oil -- 4. Kuwaiti Society. Unity. Division -- 5. Political Institutions and Processes. Formal Structures. Shaikh Jabir's Rule: Problems and Prospects -- 6. Foreign Policy. The Historical Patterns of Kuwait's Foreign Policy. Kuwait and the Superpowers. Kuwait and the Region. The Invasion. The New Foreign Policy Environment -- 7. The Aftermath of the Invasion. The Occupation. Liberation and Reconstruction. Future Prospects
Control code
ocm25315672
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 194 pages
Isbn
9780813308883
Lccn
92006019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25315672
  • (Sirsi) a313928

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