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Oman: Economic, Social and Strategic Developments




ISBN 9781138642133
Published September 13, 2017 by Routledge
266 Pages

 
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Oman is an important country for the West, both as an oil exporter and as a key ally strategically placed at the entrance to the Gulf. This book, first published in 1987, provides an overview of post-war social, political and economic developments in the country. It outlines the historical and geographical background, considers economic developments both in the oil and non-oil sectors, as well as exploring societal changes in Omani culture and education.

Table of Contents

1. Oman’s Odyssey: From Imamate to Sultanate J.E. Peterson  2. Complications of Geography, Ethnology and Tribalism Fredrik Barth  3. Ibadism and the Sectarian Perspective Dale F. Eickelman  4. Dhofar: What Made it Different? Miranda Morris  5. Indigo: An Arab Curiosity and its Omani Variations Jenny Balfour-Paul  6. Updating Agriculture and Associated Rural Enterprises R.W. Dutton  7. Geo-Constants in Oman H. Bowen-Jones  8. Oman’s Development Strategy John Whelan  9. Successful Education and Human Resource Development: the Key to Sustained Economic Growth J.S. Birks and C.A. Sinclair  10. Oil in Oman: a Short Historical Note Francis Hughes  11. Oman, the Gulf and the United States John Duke Anthony  12. Oman’s Role in the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Region Riad N. El-Rayyes  13. Military Strategy and Regional Security in the Gulf: the Options for the West and the Moderate Gulf States Anthony H. Cordesman

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