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Hanieh, Adam (2021) 'Key Issues in the Political Economy of the Gulf Cooperation Council States.' In: Salvatore, Armando, Hanafi, Sari and Obuse, Kieko, (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of the Middle East. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Abstract The six Gulf Cooperation Council monarchies—Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, and Oman—hold a distinctive position in the Middle East. Located on the strategically significant Arabian Peninsula, they rank among the most important producers of oil and gas in the world. This chapter examines some of the key political economy issues in the Gulf, including the role of the region’s hydrocarbon production within global oil markets, debates around the nature of state and class in the Gulf, and the Gulf’s growing political and economic influence on the wider Middle East. The possible implications of these dynamics for the Gulf’s future trajectories—and those of the wider Middle East—are surveyed.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: political economy, Gulf Cooperation Council, Arabian Peninsula, oil, gas, petrodollar, migration, citizenship
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
ISBN: 9780190087470
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190087470.013.18
SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2022 14:52
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/38014

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