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Administration and Development in the Arab World An Annotated Bibliography

Administration and Development in the Arab World: An Annotated Bibliography

1st Edition

By Jamil Jreisat
September 13, 2017

This book, first published in 1986, examines the literature on administration, human resources and development in the Arab world. It emphasizes contemporary societies and their internal dynamics, the least known and most critical aspects of Arabic studies....

Arab Education in Transition A Source Book

Arab Education in Transition: A Source Book

1st Edition

By Byron G. Massialas, Samir Ahmad Jarrar
September 13, 2017

The operation of schools in the Arab world is a topic about which very little is known in the West. This volume, first published in 1991, provides information about the Arab school and thus contributes to an understanding of what is taught, by whom, and under what conditions. It seeks to define the...

Arab Resources The Transformation of a Society

Arab Resources: The Transformation of a Society

1st Edition

Edited By I. Ibrahim
September 13, 2017

The modern Arab world is faced with a serious problem in the imbalance between human and natural resources. The Gulf states, with their vast natural resources, are poor in human resources, whereas in Egypt or Jordan the picture is reversed. This study, first published in 1983, considers the range ...

Arab Voices The human rights debate in the Middle East

Arab Voices: The human rights debate in the Middle East

1st Edition

By Kevin Dwyer
September 13, 2017

This book, first published in 1991, moves beyond sensational headlines to explore how Middle Eastern men and women speak and feel about the societies in which they live. Kevin Dwyer makes use of extensive research and interview material from Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco and combines first-hand ...

Jews in Nineteenth-Century Egypt

Jews in Nineteenth-Century Egypt

1st Edition

By Jacob M. Landau
September 13, 2017

Although nineteenth-century Egyptian Jewry was an active and creative part of society, this work from 1969 is the main comprehensive work devoted to an analysis and appraisal of its activities. The period under review commences with the fall of the Mamluk regime in Egypt, and the incipient ...

Oman: Economic, Social and Strategic Developments

Oman: Economic, Social and Strategic Developments

1st Edition

Edited By B.R. Pridham
September 13, 2017

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 ...

Population and Society in the Arab East

Population and Society in the Arab East

1st Edition

By Gabriel Baer
September 13, 2017

This book, first published in English in 1964, examines a wide range of topics concerning society in the Arab East. Chapters are concerned with woman and the family; religious and linguistic communities; bedouins, fellas and townsmen; and the various social and economic classes and strata. While ...

The Changing Middle Eastern City

The Changing Middle Eastern City

1st Edition

Edited By G.H. Blake, R.I. Lawless
September 13, 2017

The Middle East, defined here as extending from Morocco to Iran and Turkey to Sudan, lies at the crossroads of three continents – Africa, Asia and Europe. With the largest reserves of petroleum in the world its importance is well beyond its physical size and population. Rapid urban growth has ...

The Dilemma of Development in the Arabian Peninsula

The Dilemma of Development in the Arabian Peninsula

1st Edition

By Osama Abdul Rahman
September 13, 2017

This book, first published in 1987 and by one of Saudi Arabia’s most distinguished academics, reviews the experience of the Arab oil producers in social, economic and political development in the key period of the Seventies and Eighties. It is broadly pessimistic about the prospects for future ...

Kuwait and the Gulf Small States and the International System

Kuwait and the Gulf: Small States and the International System

1st Edition

By Hassan Ali Al-Ebraheem
September 12, 2017

A major result of the Second World War was the emergence of small states which vastly increased the membership of the international system. While a number of small states existed before the war many of these had made no effort to participate actively in the system; since then, the doctrine of ...

Man, State and Society in the Contemporary Middle East

Man, State and Society in the Contemporary Middle East

1st Edition

Edited By Jacob M. Landau
September 12, 2017

This work, first published in 1972, is an objective introduction to the social, political, and cultural changes that took place in the Middle East in the years after the Second World War. It includes papers by some of the most distinguished scholars in the field as well as personal accounts by ...

The Origins of the United Arab Emirates A Political and Social History of the Trucial States

The Origins of the United Arab Emirates: A Political and Social History of the Trucial States

1st Edition

By Rosemarie Said Zahlan
September 12, 2017

The creation of the United Arab Emirates in 1971 ended a century and a half of the existence of the Trucial States in special treaty relations with Britain. This book, first published in 1978, describes the evolution of tribes and their rulers’ authority over time, and the tribes’ treaties with ...

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