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Kuwait : the transformation of an oil state

Author: Jill Crystal
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press, 1992.
Series: Westview profiles., Nations of the contemporary Middle East.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crystal, Jill.
Kuwait.
Boulder : Westview Press, 1992
(OCoLC)645826002
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Crystal
ISBN: 0813308887 9780813308883
OCLC Number: 25315672
Description: xii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: Westview profiles., Nations of the contemporary Middle East.
Responsibility: Jill Crystal.

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An analysis of Kuwait's transformation to an oil economy, its social structure and composition, political tensions, and its relations with neighbouring countries. The book also places Iraq's invasion  Read more...

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