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Oil in the Gulf : obstacles to democracy and development

Author: Daniel Heradstveit; Helge Hveem
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2004.
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"This book contains an up-to-date analysis of central questions affecting the construction of a post-Ba'th regime in Iraq, and charts possible ways forward in other key states of the region such as Saudi Arabia and Iran. At the heart of the analysis lies the tension between the US-sponsored vision of a democratic, free market Gulf region and local resistance to this model. This resistance, appearing in the shape of  Read more...
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Oil in the Gulf.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2004
(OCoLC)607139464
Online version:
Oil in the Gulf.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2004
(OCoLC)607886410
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Heradstveit; Helge Hveem
ISBN: 0754639681 9780754639688
OCLC Number: 52970612
Description: viii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The predicament of the gulf rentier state / Øystein Noreng --
The future of the Saudi Arabian economy: possible effects on the world oil market / Ådne Cappelen and Robin Choudhury --
The reformist movement in Iran / Mehrzad Boroujerdi --
The psychology of corruption in Azerbaijan and Iran / Daniel Heradstveit and G. Matthew Bonham --
Energy supply as terrorist targets? Patterns of "petroleum terrorism" 1968-99 / Brynjar Lia and Åshild Kjøk --
Shi'i perspectives on a federal Iraq: territory, community and ideology in conceptions of a new polity / Reidar Visser --
Understanding the complexities of the gulf: concluding remarks / Helge Hveem.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Heradstveit, Helge Hveem.
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The US-led war against in Iraq in 2003 represented the most dramatic shake-up of regional politics in the Gulf for more than a decade. This book contains an up-to-date analysis of central questions  Read more...

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